Card Basket - Page 2

 

Now stack the Color 1 and Color 3  4-7/8" x 9-3/4" strips, right sides together and all edges aligned. On the back of the top strip, mark the 4-7/8" square line. Mark the diagonals in the directions shown at left. Now sew a SCANT 1/4" above and below the marked diagonals, pivoting at the square line. Cut these apart on the square line, and on the marked diagonals between the rows of stitching. his will give you the four half squares used in the block's corners...

 

To make the center unit, place a Color 2  2 1/2" square lined up with the upper left corner of the Color 3  4-1/2" square, right sides together. On the back of the small top square, lightly draw the diagonal. Sew on this drawn line. Cut off the excess seam allowance. Press the remainder towards the outer triangle. Repeat this with another 2-1/2" square on the opposing side. Repeat again with two more small squares on the adjacent corners, pressing the last two towards the center square...

 

To make the side units, sew two Color 2 small triangles (cut from 2-7/8" squares) together along one side, using the standard SCANT 1/4" seam. Press seam to one side. Make four units like this. Sew each of these units to a Color 3 quarter square triangle. Press this seam towards the darker fabric...

 

Sew each Color 1 quarter square triangle to a Color 3 quarter square triangle, pressing seams towards the darker fabric. Join each of these to one of the units made in the previous step...on to Page 3!

 

July 9 2001 Marcia Hohn

Traditional Block

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