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The Slopes at Christmas

The Slopes at Christmas

Written by: 
Pam Mildren

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YIELD

18" finished block (18 1/2" unfinished)

INGREDIENTS

From Snow (9900 11), cut:
{A} (8) 4” squares
{B} (2) 2” x WOF strips
{C} (2) 1½” squares
{D} (2) 1½” X 3” rectangles
{H} (2) 3½” squares

From Peacock (9900 216), cut:

{A} (8) 4” squares

From Betty’s Pink (9900 120), cut:
{B} (2) 2” x WOF strips

From Christmas Green (9900 14), cut:
{G} (1) 1½" square

From Ruby Ice (9900 169)*, cut:
{E} (2) 1½" x 6½" rectangle
{F} (1) 3½" x 6½" rectangle

*The tree shown uses 3 different shades of green: Betty’s Green, Green, and Ruby Ice.

INSTRUCTIONS

MAKE TREE BLOCK

Draw a diagonal line on the 1½” and 3½” squares On each side of the 1½” x 6½” and the 3½” x 6½” rectangles, place a background square in the corner. Stitch from the bottom corners to the top center to achieve the tree effect. Press, and trim to a ¼” seam allowance.

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Stitch together the tree base using the 1½” X 3” and the 1½” square trunk. Press to the trunk. Lay out all 4 rows, stitch together and press.

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Tree block measures 6½” square.

MAKE HOURGLASS BLOCKS

Make 16 - 4-Patch Units:
Stitch the pink and white 2” X WOF together, press to the red. Sub cut into 32 – 2” X 4”. Place units opposing colors, right sides together, stitch & press.
Square up each unit to 3½” square as needed.

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Make 16 Half Square Triangle Units:
Draw a diagonal line on the background 4” X 4”.
Place the background and blue 4” X 4” right sides together, stitch ¼” on each side of the diagonal line.
Cut on the diagonal line, press to the blue. Square up each block unit to 3 ½” X 3 ½”

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Construct the Hour Glass:
The hourglass blocks have 2 different layouts
The top row one of the HST units are flipped in the block (one HST blue is facing in rather that out)
The remaining 6 blocks are all the same (HST the blue is in opposite corners of the block)

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ASSEMBLE BLOCK

Layout the hourglass and your tree blocks following the block picture. Join the blocks into rows. Press. Trim to 18 ½” X 18 ½”

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Pam Mildren

@longarmquiltingbyPam

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