4 April 2016

Ugly Christmas Sweaters QAL - Christmas Stocking block #19

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

Ugly Christmas Sweater with Christmas Stocking

Christmas Stocking 6" quilt block


Christmas Stocking block #19

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

To make the top of the sock, sew the (A) and (B) rectangles together. Then sew the (C) rectangle on the left side. To make the bottom of the sock, sew the (D) and (A) rectangles together. Draw a diagonal line across the wrong side of the (E) square 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 of the (F) squares and place them on the corners of (ADE) unit. Sew along the diagonal, trim ¼” seam and press the seam open. Draw a diagonal line across the wrong side of the (F) square and place it on the corners of (ADEF) unit. Sew along the diagonal, trim ¼” seam and press the seam open. Sew the top of the sock to the bottom of the sock. Then sew the (H) rectangle to the side.



I chose to display my Christmas Stocking block using the Sweater #2 option, using the Orange fabric in place of the yellow. 




Sweater #2 Assembly Instructions:


Pink
A
2 @ 1” x 12.5”
White
B
2 @ 1” x 12.5”
Yellow
C
1 @ 1.5” x 12.5”
Yellow
E
2 @ 2.5” x 6.5”
Yellow
F
2 @ 1.5” x 2.5”
Background
G
2 @ 1.5” x 8.5”
Yellow
H
1 @ 1.5” x 12.5”
Pink
J
1 @ 1.5” x 12.5”
Background
K
2 @ 3.5” squares
Background
L
2 @ 1.5” x 4.5”
Pink
M
1 @ 1.5” x 4.5”


















Block finishes at 12” square



Step 1:  Sew the (A), (B) and (C) rectangles together. Crosscut into 1 unit @ 6.5” wide and 2 units @ 2.5” wide.



Step 2:  Sew the 6.5” wide (ABC) 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 (ABC) 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 (G) 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 (HJ) 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:

Quilts By Laurel said...

Hi Lorna! I just wanted to check that the dimensions for the Christmas Stocking piece were correct. I cut them all to the correct size, but the A+D piece is much larger than the A+B+C piece. A+B+C comes out 5.5 inches wide and A+D comes out 6.5 inches wide. I think the D dimension 5.5 inches is wrong? Could you let me know?

Lorna McMahon said...

You are so right, Laurel! I have updated the chart to include the correct dimensions for the D piece which should measure 3.5" x 4.5"

Thank you!

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