24 March 2016

Ugly Christmas Sweaters QAL - Christmas Tree block #16

Welcome to the next block tutorial for the Ugly Christmas Sweaters QAL! Today's tutorial is for the Christmas Tree 6" quilt block.

Ugly Christmas Sweater with Christmas Tree

Christmas Tree 6" quilt block


Christmas Tree block #16

Green
A
1 @ 1.5” x 2.5”
White
B
2 @ 1.5” x 3.5”
Green
C
1 @ 2.5” x 4.5”
White
D
2 @ 2.5” x 3.5”
White
E
2 @ 2.5” squares
Green
F
1 @ 2.5” x 6.5”
White
G
2 @ 1.5” x 3”
Brown
H
1 @ 1.5” square

Draw a diagonal line across the wrong side the (A) rectangle and place it on the end of the (B) rectangle. Sew along the diagonal, trim ¼” seam and press the seam open. Draw a diagonal line across the wrong side the (B) rectangle and place it on the end of the (A) rectangle. Sew along the diagonal, trim ¼” seam and press the seam open. Draw a diagonal line across the wrong side the (C) rectangle and place it on the end of the (D) rectangle. Sew along the diagonal, trim ¼” seam and press the seam open. Draw a diagonal line across the wrong side the (D) rectangle and place it on the end of the (C) rectangle. Sew along the diagonal, trim ¼” seam and press the seam open. Draw a diagonal line across the wrong side the (E) squares and place them on the ends of the (F) rectangle. Sew along the diagonal, trim ¼” seam and press the seams open. Sew the (G) rectangles on the sides of the (H) square. Sew the (BAB), (DCD), (EFE) and (GHG) rows together.



I chose to display my Christmas Tree block using the Sweater #1 option. 


Sweater #1 Assembly Instructions:

White
A
2 @ 1.5” x 10.5”
Orange
B
1 @ 1.5” x 10.5”
White
C
1 @ 1.5” x 5.5”
Orange
D
2 @ 1.5” x 5.5”
Orange
E
2 @ 2.5” x 6.5”
Orange
F
2 @ 1.5” x 2.5”
Background
G
2 @ 1.5” x 8.5”
Orange
H
1 @ 2.5” x 12.5”
Background
K
2 @ 3.5” squares
Background
L
2 @ 1.5” x 4.5”
White
M
1 @ 1.5” x 4.5”



















Block finishes at 12” square


Step 1:  Sew the (A) and (B) rectangles together and crosscut into 2 units @ 2.5” wide and 3 units @ 1.5” wide. Sew the (C) and (D) rectangles together and crosscut into 3 units @ 1.5” wide. Sew the 1.5” wide units together to make a checkerboard that is 6.5” wide.




  
Step 2:  Sew the 6.5” wide (ABCD) unit to the bottom of the 6.5” feature block of your choice made in the previous steps of this pattern. For the Sleeves, sew the (E) rectangles to the 2 (AB) units @ 2.5” wide.



Step 3:  To complete the Sleeves, draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of the (F) rectangles, place them on the ends of the (F) rectangles and sew along the diagonal. Trim ¼” seam and press open. Sew this (FG) unit to the sleeve unit made in the previous step.





Step 4:  Sew the Sleeves onto the sides of the feature block unit. Sew the (H) rectangle on top. Draw a diagonal line across the wrong side of the (K) squares and place them on the corners. Sew along the diagonal lines, as shown in red.  Trim a 1/4" seam and press open.




Step 5:  Sew the (L) and (M) rectangles together to make the collar and sew on top to finish the block.



Don't forget!!! You can use the cut off corners when following the shoulder instructions in Step #4 to make these bonus 2.5" half square triangles! I cut first and then sew along the cut edge to make mine. But you could also sew a seam 1/2" away from your diagonal seam at the same time. And then cut between the two seams.





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2 comments:

Cheryl said...

Very cute! I love the little tree on the sweater :)

legato1958 said...

I really love this block with the Christmas tree!! One of my favorites in this quilt!!
Susie