27 May 2017

Holly & Berries

This is the tenth quilt block for the "Have a Jolly Little Christmas" quilt along!

All the details for the "Have a Jolly Little Christmas" quilt along are on this page.

Holly & Berries is a 12" quilt block.

Made using traditional piecing methods.

Sew Fresh Quilts – Holly & Berries

Finished size of block is 12” x 12”

Fabric Requirements
Single Block
1/8 yard
1/8 yard
1/4 yard

Read through entire instructions before beginning.  Press all seams open as you go.

STOP: Stitch, Trim, Open & Press. To perform the STOP method, align a square (A) or rectangle (C) on the corner of the unit (B) with right sides facing together. Draw a diagonal line and sew along this diagonal line. Trim a ¼” seam. Finger press the seam open and then press with a hot iron. Pressing the seams open to reduce bulk is recommended.

Single Block
1 @ 1.5” x 5”
1 @ 2.5” x 8”
1 @ 3” x 10”
1 @ 2.5” square
2 @ 3” squares
1 @ 5” square
1 @ 1.5” x 8”
1 @ 3” x 8”
1 @ 3.5” x 10”
12 @ 1” squares
1 @ 1” x 2.5”
1 @ 1” x 6”
1 @ 1.5” x 3”
2 @ 2” x 3”
2 @ 1.5” x 6”
1 @ 1.5” x 12.5”

Step 1: Sew a Green (A) to a White (F). Press then crosscut each completed unit into (3) 1.5” wide strips. Sew a Green (B) between a White (G) and a White (H). Press then crosscut each completed unit into (3) 2.5” wide strips. Sew a Green (C) to a White (J). Press then crosscut each completed unit into (3) 3” wide strips.

Step 2: Arrange these strips and sew together. Make (3) units.

Step 3: Use the STOP method to add the White (K) squares on the corners of the Red (D) and (E) squares.

Step 4: Arrange the (D) and (E) units as shown. Sew the White (L) onto the Red (D). Sew the White (N) onto the Red (E) and the other Red (E) between (2) White (P). Press the seams. Sew the White (M) to the (PEP) unit. Sew the (DL) unit to the (EN) unit and then sew this to the other side of the White (M).

Step 5: Arrange the units as shown. Sew the units onto the White (Q) then sew them onto the White (R). Sew the rows together to complete the block.
Block should measure 12.5” square.

Here is my Holly & Berries block.

Here is my Holly & Berries quilt made using 9 blocks.

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Nancy J said...

Lovely rich colours make this so good, and another wonderful design.

Amy said...

This is my favorite block so far! It's graphic and fresh. Thanks for a great pattern!

Paige said...

This may be my favortie block too! Thank you Lorna!

Little Quiltsong said...

So cute! Love how you put this together!

Grandma said...

I am so far behind but will catch up next week. I love the qal

Alice said...

For once I am ready to start this one. Need to get some pics of my others, but I am happily (for the moment) caught up!! Yay!!! I really like this block. It may turn into making multiple blocks!

Rosemary B❤️ said...

Lorna, adorable♥️
You are so sweet to share your amazing brilliance

Kerry said...

Lorna, you need to have a check on the A and F measurements otherwise the block is a little too narrow when dividing - 4.5 or maybe 5 with room for error?

But no worries easily fixed - I've caught up and now working on the holly (that's when I thought oops!) and the berries are already done WOOT!

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

I am behind in my blocks, but I will catch up!! These have been great blocks.

Stitches said...

How are you saving the last few blocks to your pc? The partridge in the pear tree gave me an option of printing or pdf..the newer patterns only have the print option and I don't want to print the pattern, I would like to save it in a file for further use..I really like the possibilities that one could do with the patters..I hope someone can clarify how you are saving them...thanks so much.

Mary Huey said...

Love the clean simplicity of this block!!