Well...I guess we know why THIS was Annie's Choice , don't we! Look how fast and easy!! :o)

It's a 12' block!

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** Preparing the Pieces and Sewing the Block **


We'll speed piece this one! Stack your two strips of fabric, with right sides together and all edges aligned. Mark the 3-7/8" squares and then mark the diagonals in the direction shown. Sew 1/4" away from the marked diagonal lines, starting in the upper left corner and sewing in one continuous seam to the upper right corner. Then pivot it and sew back the other way on the other side of the line. Now cut this apart ON the marked diagonals and at the 3-7/8" square marks. This will give you sixteen half squares. Press seam allowances towards darker fabric. These should measure 3-1/2"...


Piece the block as shown in the diagram at left, by first making rows, and then sewing the rows together to make the block. Be sure to alternate directions when pressing seams to avoid bulk.

Tough one, eh?   I say you could have several of these tops done in time for Christmas! :o)

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  Oct 1999 Marcia Hohn


Traditional Block