Add an extra dash of minty charm to your holiday sewing with the Peppermint Twist quilt block pattern!
Don't let its simple appearance fool you; peppermint candy rounds will appear like magic as you sew multiple blocks together.
The diagonal orientation of the flower is this block's superpower, and is why the word "twist" is included in the pattern's name. As you are laying out your sewn blocks, you can give a few of them a 90 degree twist to completely transform the look of your quilt! Let me show you what I mean. :) I sewed my blocks together alternating which direction the flower pointed each time, creating this visual effect:
...but you could also orient all of your flowers the same direction to create diagonal stripes...
...or even center the orientation of each block around a chosen point in the quilt:
You're limited only by your imagination!
THE SPECIFICS: The pattern uses traditional piecing methods to produce a 12.5-inch quilt block. It comes in color, includes an optional cutting guide, and is fully illustrated to walk you step-by-step through construction of this mint-themed Christmas block. Please note the pattern is for the BLOCK, not the quilt.
MY HOT TAKE: This 12-inch size is my favorite because one square foot is big enough to cover a lot of quilty real-estate, but small enough to be manageable and scrappy. It also makes quilt math really easy when you are wanting to make the quilt bigger or smaller. (It's12.5 inches by itself but sewing it together with other blocks will reduce the displayed size to an even12 inches.)
If visions of sugarplums are dancing in your heads and you'd like to sew this one up, head Etsy shop to find it. Here is what you're looking for:
Hope you enjoy! I'd love to see your progress on social media! Share the minty goodness using hashtag #CherryHillStitchery.