Here's an easy easy one for you! It has a bit of a Southwestern flair done in Coral and Sand, as I have here, but it also makes a wonderful Scrap Quilt!

It's a 12" block!

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** Preparing the Pieces and Sewing the Block **

First cut the Color 1  3-1/2" x 7" strip into two 3-1/2" squares...

Then cut the Color 2  3-1/2" x 7" strip into two 3-1/2" squares...

Now speed piece the small half squares, by stacking the Color 1 and Color 2  3-7/8" x 7-3/4" strips right sides together. On the back of the top strip lightly mark the 3- 7/8" square line and the diagonals. Sew a SCANT 1/4" above and below the marked diagonals, pivoting at the square line. Cut apart ON the marked diagonals, and on the square line. This will give you four half squares. Press seam allowances towards the darker fabric. Trim to measure 3-1/2" if needed...

Repeat this procedure with the large Color 1 and Color 2 squares to make the large half squares...

Then sew the corner units, by sewing a Color 2 square to a half square unit along the right edge, using a SCANT 1/4" seam. Sew another half square to a Color 1 square. Make two of each of these units...

Sew the first and second units we just made together along the bottom edge, again using a SCANT 1/4" seam. Press seam allowance towards the bottom unit. Make two of these units...

...on to Page 2!

June15 2000 Marcia Hohn

Traditional Block

pattern from http://www.quilterscache.com