This makes a 12" block! 

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** Preparing the Pieces and Sewing the Block **

 

 

First mark and cut the Color 1  4-1/2" x 22-1/2" strip into five 4-1/2" squares...

 

Then speed piece the half squares by stacking the Color 2 and Color 3 strips, right sides together. On the back of the top strip, lightly mark the diagonals in the direction shown at left. Mark the 4-7/8" square line also. Sew a scant 1/4" above and below the marked diagonal lines, pivoting that the square line. Cut apart ON the marked diagonal and on the square line to make four half squares. Press seam allowances towards the darker fabric. Trim these back to measure 4-1/2" if needed...

 

 

Next just piece the block, by sewing rows of squares and half squares, as shown in the diagram at left!...on to Page 2!

April 2 2000 Marcia Hohn

Traditional Block

pattern from http://www.quilterscache.com