8 April 2017

Cardinal in the Pines

This is the seventh quilt block for the "Have a Jolly Little Christmas" quilt along!

All the details for the "Have a Jolly Little Christmas" quilt along are on this page.


Please Note: These materials are COPYRIGHTED. This quilt along is free for PERSONAL USE ONLY. All photos and content are my own unless otherwise noted. Please DO NOT use or reproduce ANY content from this website without my written permission.



It is NOT necessary to purchase the pattern in order to participate. But if you would prefer the convenience of using a printable pdf pattern, the Have a Jolly Little Christmas Collection includes all 15 designs and is available for purchase in my pattern store here. The individual designs are also available for purchase.










Cardinal in the Pines is a 12" quilt block.

Made using traditional piecing methods.




Sew Fresh Quilts – Cardinal in the Pines

Finished size of block is 12” x 12”

Fabric Require.
Single Block
Light Green
1/8 yard
Dark Green
1/8 yard
Light Red
1/8 yard
Dark Red
1/8 yard
Black
SCRAP
Dark Grey
1/8 yard
White
1/4 yard









Read through entire instructions before beginning.  Press all seams open as you go.


STOP: Stitch, Trim, Open & Press. To perform the STOP method, align a square (A) or rectangle (C) on the corner of the unit (B) with right sides facing together. Draw a diagonal line and sew along this diagonal line. Trim a ¼” seam. Finger press the seam open and then press with a hot iron. Pressing the seams open to reduce bulk is recommended.










Single Block
Black
A
1 @ 0.75” square
Dark
 Grey
B
1 @ 0.75” x 1.25”
C
1 @ 1.5” x 1.25”
D
1 @ 1.5” x 2.5”
Dark
 Red
E
1 @ 1.5” x 3.5”
G
1 @ 4.5” x 6.5”
Light
 Red
F
1 @ 2.5” square
H
1 @ 4.5” square
J
2 @ 1.5” x 4.5”
K
1 @ 1.5” x 7.5”
L
1 @ 3.5” x 7.5”
R
1 @ 3.5” x 5.5”
White
F
3 @ 2.5” square
M
1 @ 6.5” square
O
2 @ 1.5” x 6.5”
P
3 @ 1.5” x 5.5”
Q
2 @ 1.5” x 7.5”
J
2 @ 1.5” x 4.5”
S
1 @ 3.5” square
Dark
 Green
N
1 @ 1.5” x 2.5”
P
1 @ 1.5” x 5.5”
J
1 @ 1.5” x 4.5”
O
1 @ 1.5” x 6.5”
Light
 Green
E
2 @ 1.5” x 3.5”
J
1 @ 1.5” x 4.5”
P
1 @ 1.5” x 5.5”






































Step 1:  To make the EYE, sew the Black (A) to the Dark Grey (B). Sew the EYE between a Dark Grey (C) and (D). Sew a Dark Red (E) to the side. Use the STOP method to add the White (F) square.



Step 2:  Use the STOP method to add the Light Red (F) and (H) squares on the Dark Red (G) rectangle. Sew the Light Red (J) on the side, the Light Red (K) on the bottom and Light Red (L) on the top. Use the STOP method to add the White (F) and (M) squares.







Step 3:  Use the STOP method to add the White (O) on the end of the Dark Green (N) and the White (P) on the end of the Light Green (E). Sew the units together and sew a White (Q) on top.




Step 4:  Use the STOP method to add the Dark Green (P) on the end of the White (J) and the Light Green (J) on the end of the White (P). Sew the units together.




Step 5:  Use the STOP method to add the White (Q) on the end of the Light Green (E). Use the STOP method to add the White (O) on the end of the Dark Green (J). Use the STOP method to add the White (P) on the end of the Light Green (P). Sew the units together. Use the STOP method to add the Light Red (R) on the end. Use the STOP method to add the White (S).





Step 6:  Use the STOP method to add the White (J) on the end of the Dark Green (O), then to add the Light Red (J).





Step 7:  Sew the unit made in Step 1 on top of the unit made in Step 4. Sew this onto the side of the unit made in Step 2. Sew the unit made in Step 5 on the right. Sew the unit made in Step 6 on top. Place the White (F) square on the corner. Sew along the diagonal line and trim the corner to complete the block. Block should measure 12.5” square.








Here is my Cardinal in the Pines block.




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It is NOT necessary to purchase the pattern in order to participate. But if you would prefer the convenience of using a printable pdf pattern, the Have a Jolly Little Christmas Collection includes all 15 designs and is available for purchase in my pattern store here. The individual designs are also available for purchase.






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9 comments:

Nancy J said...

this would have to be my totally #1 of all your blocks, and a super one to go on a wall hanging all by itself, or a bag pocket. Love your fabrics, and those greens, perfect.

Little Quiltsong said...

Beautiful block - love how you designed it, Lorna! This is going to be a favorite. Always loved Cardinals and Blue Jays, but see so few around anymore!

MoeWest said...

Thanks for this great block Lorna! I used to see Cardinals when I lived in eastern Canada. They are so pretty!

France Nadeau ❅ inspiration imagination creation said...

Beautiful! I love the lively colors.

Lace Faerie said...

I am really enjoying following along with your blocks! This is going to make a really fun Christmas quilt. Thank you for sharing your designs and for the easy to follow tutorials!

Bizarre Quilter said...

Looking gorgeous! i love visiting your blog.

Thank you for sharing your talents. I especially love Christmas.

Lorraine

KaHolly said...

This is a lovely block! XO

Diana @ Red Delicious Life said...

I think this is my favorite block in this series. While I haven't been able to make any in this QAL, I'm definitely planning to make this one eventually. It's just so pretty. You've outdone yourself Lorna!

Natureluvr57 said...

I love this block and made two of them. For some reason I really struggled with the leaves but finally got them made. The tails a bit off too but I will have to practice getting them lined up better. I still want to make more of them and I'll have to save up for the blue jay next.

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