the magic of christmas…22,23,24 & 25…all the rest..

Happy Last Day of November!!!

Here you go..I promised them all before Dec.1…now get them all downloaded…as fast as possible…if you are missing blocks…use the search button on the right hand side…you will have better luck on a computer than your phone…or tablet…

These blocks will be coming off in about a week..this is your warning to get them all printed out…they are all in my blog posts…so if you can’t find one you are not working hard enough…so please look through all the posts…the links are in RED. Can’t be easier.

If I used triangle paper in these last four blocks I showed it in a picture…so please read everything as I explain if  you need to cut anything else…and what it takes the place of…some of these blocks have 1/2″ HSTs in them!!! Trust me you can do it!!







block 23



Now here is the triangle paper I used to make the block…img_8809-6

The triangle papers will eliminate B and C- light and then E and F-red


So block 24 was designed with light triangles in the middle like the country block here…well I decided real fast that this needed to be changed…so I did not have time to change my block but Teri magically photoshopped it so you wouldn’t know if I didn’t show you the evidence here…




Here is the triangle paper you need for this block…ignore the first draft of this block…don’t let it confuse you..

So you will need to still cut 6 D’s of light and 6 F’s red for the single triangles.img_8810-2BLOCK 25




The triangle paper replaces C-light and H-red


This is a big post already so I will not be adding more…I will be posting some layout diagrams soon…so look for them in early December.  But in the meantime get your blocks finished!!!  I hope you have enjoyed your 25 blocks and look forward to seeing them all done…will be in touch!  LB


46 responses to “the magic of christmas…22,23,24 & 25…all the rest..”

  1. Kimberly Brandt Avatar

    Thank you so much for these beautiful blocks :0)

  2. Audrey Bretz Avatar
    Audrey Bretz

    OMG – I had better get going!!

  3. Deborah K Avatar
    Deborah K

    Thanks so much – I got them all! Can’t wait to see how you lay them out!

  4. B. Winters Avatar
    B. Winters

    Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. I have 21 finished, and look forward to these last 4. Thank you for the gift of this beautiful, original, red and white quilt. I would have never made one on my own, and now I have one almost complete. Thank you for the generous gift of your talent and time.
    P.S. Your beef barley soup is fabulous!!! I have made it twice already since you shared it. Thank you for that gift too.

  5. Jeannie N Avatar
    Jeannie N

    Thanks Lisa!

  6. Karen Avatar

    Thanks, Lisa! These look fantastic; can’t wait to begin. For #24, did you mean to still cut 6 C’s of light and 6 E’s of red though for the single triangles? There is no F on that block pattern.

    1. lisabongean Avatar

      Yes… I’ll have teri change it to an E

  7. chagar4366 Avatar

    Lisa, Is your Country #24 block correct.  It looks like you should have 2 red D’S not 1 red & 1 background.  Of course I could be wrong for the first time!  Ha! Ha!Charlotte  (one of your San Diego sit & sew friends)Love these blocks

    Sent via the Samsung GALAXY S® 5, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone

    1. lisabongean Avatar

      Charolette please read the post…. I changed my mind

  8. Tammy Spencer Avatar
    Tammy Spencer

    THANK YOU for all your wonderful patterns. I have been admiring them for the last little bit but haven’t gotten to them yet. Thanks for the kick in the pants, i have now gone thru all your posts and printed them off before they are gone. Red and white seems to be a favourite for me.

  9. Diane Avatar

    Love these — I have to get caught up but I LOVE THESE — THANK YOU SO MUCH —-
    Would you mind, Lisa, just clarifying Block 24 — that one confuses me.

    1. lisabongean Avatar

      Just make it like the pattern and you’ll be fine…

  10. Marci Avatar

    I goofed and posted my Block 24 question in the Retreat section. 🙁 It sounds like Teri is going to correct the pattern. That will be great! I’m glad you changed your mind. The block is wonderful! Can’t wait to use HST paper again!

  11. Linda Wren Avatar
    Linda Wren


    I thought I’ve been following along pretty well, but I am missing block number 18. I’ve looked at all through the blogs and can’t locate.

    Thank you so much,
    Linda Wren

  12. Linda Wren Avatar
    Linda Wren

    Somehow I am missing block 18.

  13. Janice Avatar

    Thank you Lisa for these sweet little blocks. This is my first attempt to make 6″ blocks and I’m so glad I took the challenge. I cannot believe I can actually make such tiny units. I did read and incorporate your tips for piecing. Thanks again.

  14. Linda Matsumoto Avatar
    Linda Matsumoto

    If you can respond to this note, can you resend me the last blog that included blocks 21 and 22?

    Sent from my iPhone


  15. Deb Avatar

    Thank you so much for the lovely 25 blocks. I very much look forwarding to this project. I appreciate all the work you have put into this project.

  16. anita fitzsimmons Avatar
    anita fitzsimmons

    When is your book of these blocks coming out? So I can order it

  17. Judy Avatar

    Beautiful. Thanks, Lisa.

  18. Linda K Avatar
    Linda K

    Thanks, Lisa. Thirteen blocks are completed, 4 more cut out. I was keeping up for quite a while but life gets in the way sometimes. I’ve really been challenged with some blocks but oh so happy to see a measurement of 6 1/2 inches when I’m finished! ! Merry Christmas!!

  19. Sharon Zabransky Avatar
    Sharon Zabransky

    Thank you for these sweet holiday blocks! They will be a treasured collection!
    Merry Christmas to you & your family.

  20. kshackabq Avatar

    Thank you, Lisa, for sharing these wonderful blocks with us. And also for your encouragement to try some of these tiny pieces. You rock! Enjoy your holidays.

    1. lisabongean Avatar


  21. kathyreeves Avatar

    Thank you for a challenging and beautiful batch of blocks…I love 23!

  22. gijane279-Liz Avatar

    Thank you Lisa!!!! I love them all, now hopefully I’ll be able to sew this weekend! With my messed up foot I haven’t been able to use the foot pedal on my machine after driving to/from work!

  23. catskillquilter Avatar

    I wanted to thank you, Lisa, for these lovely blocks! I double-checked to make sure I had downloaded all of them, and of course I had missed one which I added right now. I have not started sewing them yet, but it seems like the perfect January project. I have sent a quick email to my daughter in Sweden so that she does not miss downloading them. It is generous of you to share the blocks with all of us!

    1. lisabongean Avatar

      Thanks Elizabeth!

  24. Claire Avatar

    Thank you for the many hours of work you put in to give us these designs. Merry Christmas!

    1. lisabongean Avatar

      Thanks Claire

  25. Julie Wall Avatar
    Julie Wall

    Can you please reprint block 24 with the correct letters and sizes that needs to be cut? The pattern is different than the copy with the triangle paper, VERY CONFUSING. The pattern for light fabric B shows 4- 1 3/8” squares, the copy has B with 2-2 3/8” squares cut in half. B on the pattern is a solid square, etc.

    Thank You!

    1. lisabongean Avatar

      Just read the patterns…don’t worry about my copy…the only thing wrong with 24 is an E instead of an F…but that has been corrected…it was a very minimal mis label and the block could easily been made…

    2. lisabongean Avatar

      Print and use the patterns….there was only one minor mislabel in pattern 24 which would not affect the piecing of the block…

  26. Jane Stewart Dickson Avatar
    Jane Stewart Dickson

    The triangle paper looks like a brilliant idea. Please could you list all the paper sizes that are needed for the entire project, so that I can order them all at once. Many thanks for your wonderful blocks

    1. lisabongean Avatar

      Jane…1″, 3/4″ and 1/2″ I used paper for if they were bigger than this I just did them without them

  27. Linda Edwards Avatar
    Linda Edwards

    I just discovered your Magic of Christmas a week ago and have been saving the patterns like mad so that I can have them all before they’re gone. I hope to have mine done by next Christmas since there isn’t time for me to finish. I’m wondering though if you could make a separate list of all the corrections that were made. I know for a few of the blocks there are small mistakes in the number or size of pieces to cut but those aren’t corrected on the pattern, just noted on your blog post. It’d be nice to have a mini summary noting the changes made. Thanks for all your hard work!

    1. lisabongean Avatar

      All patterns are correct

      1. Linda Edwards Avatar
        Linda Edwards

        Thanks so much! I was confused between the blog posts and the pdf’s. Now I don’t have to worry or wonder about them! Thank you so much for clarifying and for sharing this fun quilt. :-))

  28. Marilyn Holder Avatar
    Marilyn Holder

    Beautiful little blocks…….it is very rewarding to have each finish 6 1/2. I cut 3-4 at once, seems to make it easier to stay in that mode and then the next day I will sew all which is keeping in the same mode. Probably will finish after Christmas day. I always plan to have a project to work on after Christmas……..very relaxing. It must be very rewarding to you to have so many interested and working on your creative projects. Thanks.

    1. lisabongean Avatar

      thanks Marilyn…I appreciate your comment

  29. mzbabaloo Avatar

    Thank you Lisa. The blocks are beautiful. I am looking forward to your suggestions on layouts.

  30. Becky Hrabik Avatar
    Becky Hrabik

    I have really enjoyed making the little blocks. Thank you.

  31. Patti Avatar

    Lisa, Thank you so much for your generosity with these blocks. I have enjoyed making each of them. I have been playing with setting them and am looking forward to seeing what you suggest before I commit to anything.

  32. Connie Cooper Avatar
    Connie Cooper

    These blocks have been fun. I have 3 sets done thru block 20. Working at cutting out the last five and just had to do #24. My, my such tiny half squares and are they cute. Can’t wait to see the setting choices. I’ll bet it’s going to be hard to choose but since I am doing 3 different ones maybe I will use all 3 options. Thanks, Lisa, it’s been fun.

  33. Connie Cooper Avatar
    Connie Cooper

    I have 3 sets of these blocks done thru block #20. Working on cutting the last five but had to put together #24. So cute and tiny. Have really enjoyed each block and can’t wait for the setting options. May have to do all 3 since i am doing 3 of them. Won’t get done for Xmas but will be cute in a gift box. Thanks, Lisa, its been fun!!!

  34. Debbie Avatar

    I purchased your book a couple of weeks ago and was caught off guard with block 24 because the change was not made for the correct papers to use, ½” instead of the ¾”. Maybe you could put a note in the remaining books you have to sell with the correction, that would be very helpful.
    Stay safe and healthy, Debbie

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