Magic of Christmas…Blocks 14,15,16 & 17


I hope you all are doing well…I’m home…feeling good…got my mail sorted, laundry washed and dried…took a 2 hour nap with Jeter in the afternoon sun coming through the bedroom window…I promise 4 blocks today so here they are…

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If you want to make the 8 1″ HST using the papers you will need to cut 4 squares of paper…measure and cut your red/white the size of the paper…then only cut 2 – 1 7/8″ squares in half instead of 6.

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I have shown the 3/4″ triangle paper you need for this block…cut you red/white fabrics to the size of the paper…You will still need to cut 8 -1 5/8″ squares, cut in half once…for the FG units.

I hope this keeps you busy for a little bit…the MOC blocks will be coming fast and furious now…and THANKS again for being patient knowing I am working and not able to release these blocks in a normal pattern….

I so enjoyed the last post with Sylvia…thanks for giving her some words of encouragement…These blocks need to be starched wet/air dried, need to be cut right, 1/4″ seam needs to be need to understand where the 1/4″ points of the triangles overhang…and then pressing seams, some open, so there are a whole lot of things that have to be in harmony for the blocks to come out good…I don’t say perfect because I’ve been known to let a few things slide if they are not detrimental to the outcome…

Tomorrow is “little man” day…I miss him so much!!!

Enjoy your 4 blocks!!!

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19 thoughts on “Magic of Christmas…Blocks 14,15,16 & 17

  1. Lisa, can you help with the Triangle Papers? I want to use them, but I’m not sure what pieces they’re replacing. In Block 14 is it the 1 7/8ths pieces? Then you wrote two 1 7/8ths pieces were still needed. Would those be in the red or white fabric?
    Then, too, on Block 17 I’m assuming if I use the 3/4-inch papers that they are replacing the 1 5/8ths squares. I’m not sure how many Triangle Squares I need, and I am confused on what color 1 5/8ths squares I still need to cut after using the triangle papers. You said they were needed for the F/G pieces. (I think this should be F/C.)
    Thanks for any help you can give. I hate to ask you when I know how busy you are.

    1. Marci, I am working on Block 14 right now. I am using Thangles for the eight F/C pieces. That leaves two C pieces cut at 1 7/8″ in white that are used in the center of the block and four F pieces cut at 1 7/8″ used with the A pieces to make the flying geese around the outside of the block. Hope this helps you.

      1. Oh, Karen! Thank you. I really appreciate it. I literally, right this minute, am diving into Block 14! I made a quick check to see if there was any help with this issue, and there was your answer. Yahoo!

      2. Marci, you’re welcome. No problem asking for help; that is how we all learn something new. Hope you are having fun with this. Just remember there’s more than one way to look at a pattern. Don’t be afraid to break down the units and do something a different way if you are more comfortable with it. Just relax and enjoy!

  2. I like the sound of that 2 hour nap. I’m sure you have earned that!
    Enjoy your “little man” day–they are the best!
    Thanks for the lovely block patterns. Don’t know how you do it all.

  3. Thanks so much for the blocks-they’re beautiful (also for the 1/2 sq. triangles paper sizes) Enjoy your little man tomorrow-they grow up so quickly!

  4. Lisa, I love the Magic of Christmas. I am missing block 6. Is it possible to get again. Thank you for your help.

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  5. Regarding block 16 wouldn’t C & G be the same size squares? 4 ½ or 5 ½
    Thank you so much for sharing these I love it !!


    On Nov 11, 2016 9:18 PM, “Lisa Bongean’s Weblog” wrote:

    > lisabongean posted: “PLEASE READ THIS POST BEFORE YOU PRINT OUT THE > BLOCKS…THERE IS A CORRECTION TO ONE OF THEM… I hope you all are doing > well…I’m home…feeling good…got my mail sorted, laundry washed and > dried…took a 2 hour nap with Jeter in the afternoon sun c” >

  7. I know that you are very busy with so much happening at this time of the year. I was wondering when you might post the black and white directions for block 17? Thank you for all your hard work. I am enjoying this sewing adventure with you!

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