It's my turn once again for the OMQG block of the month, so I created this fun ornament block which will finish at 12 1/2 inches. You will need 2 contrasting Christmas fabrics, white fabric and a small piece of gray or silver.
6 - 3 1/2 in sq of Christmas fabric 1
3 - 3 1/2 in sq of Christmas fabric 2
4 - 3 1/2 in sq of white
1 - 2 in sq of silver or gray
2 - 4 1/2 by 2 in strips of white
1 - 9 1/2 by 1 1/4 strip white
1 - 9 1/2 by 2 1/2 strip white
2 - 12 1/2 by 2 1/2 in strips white
Lay out your 3 1/2 in Christmas fabric squares.
Put the white squares (right sides together) on each corner. Then draw a line from corner to corner with a pencil. Making sure it goes in the correct direction to give corners to the Christmas ornament.
Sew along the line, trim a 1/4 inch seam allowance, and then press open. Lay out to form the ornament.
Lay out the blocks like a 9 patch with the Christmas fabrics in stripes.
Sew together in rows and press.
Sew gray fabric between the 4 1/2 in strips and press.
Center gray square above middle Christmas square. Sew strip to ornament square.
Add 9 1/2 by 1 1/4 inch strip to top of block. Add 9 1/2 by 2 1/2 inch strip to bottom of block. Then trim sides to even up the block. The trim the bottom strip (if necessary) so the block is 12 1/2 inches high.
Add a 12 1/2 inch strip to each side. Square the block to 12 1/2 inches.