# It’s Not Too Late!

## Make it in time for the holidays!

MATERIALS

• 24 (21/2" x 40") precut holiday

print strips* • 2 yards cream solid* • Backing to size • Batting to size • Thread • Basic sewing tools and supplies

*Winter Village fabric collection from Moda used to make sample.

CUTTING From precut holiday print strips:

• Subcut each of 18 strips into 6 (21/2") A squares and 3 (21/2" x 61/2") C rectangles. • Trim remaining 6 strips to 21/4" x 40" strips. Subcut strips into 12 (21/4" x 20") binding strips.

From cream solid:

• Cut 14 (21/2" by fabric width) strips. Subcut strips into 106 (21/2" x 41/2")

B rectangles. • Cut 6 (31/2" by fabric width) strips. Subcut 1 strip into 6 (31/2" x 61/2") D rectangles. Set aside remaining strips for E borders.

COMPLETING THE BLOCKS

1. To complete one Ladder block, select two matching A squares, two B rectangles and one C rectangle to match A.

2. Sew A to one end of B to make an A-B unit as shown in Figure 1; press. Repeat to make a second unit. 3. Join the two A-B units with C to complete one Ladder block as shown in Figure 2; press. 4. Repeat steps 1–3 to complete a total of 53 Ladder blocks. Note: Set aside remaining A and C pieces for another project.

“Simple shapes and fun holiday fabrics— what more do you need?” —Tricia Lynn Maloney

COMPLETING THE QUILT

Refer to the Assembly Diagram for construction steps.

1. Arrange and join eight Ladder blocks to make a vertical X row; press. Repeat to make a total of four X rows.

2. Arrange and join seven Ladder blocks and add a D rectangle to each end to make a vertical Y row; press. Repeat to make a total of three Y rows.

3. Join the X and Y rows alternately, starting with an X row, to complete the pieced center; press.

4. Join the E strips on the short ends to make one long strip; press. Subcut strip into four 31/2" x 481/2" E strips.

5. Sew an E strip to opposite long sides and to the top and bottom of the pieced center to complete the pieced top; press.

6. Create a quilt sandwich referring to Quilting Basics on page 102. 7. Quilt as desired. 8. Bind edges referring to Quilting Basics on page 102 to finish.