This makes a 12" block and is partly paper pieced!

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The first thing that I would recommend that you do, is go to the Practice Paper Piecing Page.  When you feel comfy with paper piecing, come on back and try a Checkerpins Block! You will need to print out one copy of the template page per block you want to make on very lightweight paper.

** Preparing the Pieces and Sewing the Block ** 

Start by sewing the Color 2 and Color 3  2-1/2" x 30" strips right sides together along one long edge using a scant 1/4" seam. Press seam to darker side. Mark and cut this at 2-1/2" intervals to get twelve units...

Sew three units together as shown at left to make 6 patch units. Make four of these...

Now do your paper piecing of the pinwheel sections, remove the papers, and sew one to each 6 patch as shown....

Then piece the block! Easy One! YAY!! :o)  ...on to Page 2!

Feb 20 2003 Marcia Hohn

  Original  Block

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