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.

BLOCK 15LISA BONGEANmagic-of-christmas-block-15








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 right..you 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!!!

19 Responses to “Magic of Christmas…Blocks 14,15,16 & 17”

  1. November 11, 2016 at 9:39 pm

    Thank-you Lisa for your beautiful blocks. I am caught up but out of town right now. Will try to get right back on track next week when I get home .

  2. 2 gijane279-Liz
    November 11, 2016 at 11:11 pm

    Thank you Lisa

  3. 3 Marci
    November 12, 2016 at 12:06 am

    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.

    • 4 Karen
      November 12, 2016 at 1:58 pm

      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.

      • 5 Marci
        November 12, 2016 at 4:13 pm

        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!

      • November 13, 2016 at 6:17 am

        Thanks Karen…I guess I need to explain better and not just assume that quilter know this stuff…

      • 7 Karen
        November 13, 2016 at 11:00 am

        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!

  4. November 12, 2016 at 1:40 am

    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.

  5. 9 Deb
    November 12, 2016 at 8:34 am

    Thank you! Thank you! These blocks are wonderful. May you get some rest and enjoy little man day today.

  6. 10 Mary
    November 12, 2016 at 9:20 am

    I must have been out of town when block 6 came out. Where can I get block 6 please

  7. 11 nannette lunger
    November 12, 2016 at 11:24 am

    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!

  8. 12 Nancy Donahue
    November 12, 2016 at 2:19 pm

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

    Sent from my iPhone


  9. 13 Rita
    November 13, 2016 at 5:31 am

    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 !!

  10. 15 Terri White
    November 14, 2016 at 10:28 am


    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” >

  11. 16 Linda Mueller
    November 17, 2016 at 6:50 am

    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!

  12. 17 Betty Winslow
    December 2, 2016 at 12:35 pm

    Where can the paper triangles 2:2 inch be purchased?

    Sent from Betty


  13. December 18, 2016 at 9:35 pm

    I printed all 25 of the magic of Christmas blocks but haven’t seen the finished layout yet. Could you please direct me to that?
    Thank you

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