It's a 12" block!

Ok...who, besides me, thinks it is MORE than a little Ironic that the Bachelor's Puzzle, is in the shape of a RING?? LOLOL!

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** Preparing the Pieces and Sewing the Block **



Start by marking and cutting the Color 3  3-1/2" x 14" strip into four 3-1/2" squares...


Next speed piece the half squares by stacking a Color 4 and a Color 1  3-7/8" x 7-3/4" strip, right sides together and all edges aligned. On the back of the top strip lightly mark the 3-7/8" square line, and mark the diagonals as shown at left. Now sew a SCANT 1/4" above and below the marked diagonals, pivoting at the square line. Cut apart on the square line and on the diagonals between the rows of stitching. Press the seam allowances towards the darker fabric. This will give you four Color 4/ Color 1 half squares. Repeat this same procedure with the Color 4/Color 2 strips, and the Color 1 / Color 2 strips to get four each of those color combos. Trim to measure 3-1/2" if needed...



Now make rows as shown at left. Sew the rows together to make the block, alternating pressing directions as you go to avoid bulky seams. Seems the Bachelor's Puzzle was an easy one to solve! :o)

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Nov 13 2000 Marcia Hohn

Traditional Block

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