This makes a 12" block!...lots of small pieces to this one, so it may not be the best choice for beginners, but just take it slow and you'll see it can be done :o) Please abide by the Terms and Conditions of use! :o)
 ** Preparing the Pieces and Sewing the Block **
 Start by marking and cutting the Color 1  3" x 18" strip into twenty-four 1-1/2" squares...
 Then mark and cut the Color 3  1-1/2" x 18" strip into twelve 1-1/2" squares...
 Now mark and cut the Color 4  3" x 12" strip into sixteen 1-1/2" squares...
 Next mark and cut the Color 4  4-1/2" x 22-1/2" strip into five 4-1/2" squares...
 Then cut the Color 2, 3 and 4  3-1/4" squares I half on both diagonals to get four quarter square triangles from each square...
 Lastly cut the Color 1  1-1/2" x 10" strip into four 1-1/2" x 2-1/2" rectangles, and the Color 4  3" x 15" strip into twelve  1-1/2" x 2-1/2" rectangles...
 Place a Color 1  1-1/2" square right sides together and outside edges aligned with a Color 4  1-1/2" x 2-1/2" rectangle. on the back of the small square drawn in the diagonal in the direction shown at left. Sew ON this diagonal line. Trim off the excess seam allowance pressing the remainder towards the corner triangle. Repeat this with another Color 1 square on the other end of the rectangle. Trim this unit back to measure 1-1/2" x 2-1/2" if needed. Make twelve Color 1/Color 4 flying geese units like this. Then make four Color 3/Color 1 units in the same manner, using Color 1 rectangles and Color 3 squares...
 In the same manner as with the flying geese units, sew Color 3 squares to the four corner of ONE of the Color 4  4-1/2" squares to make the block's center unit. Trim this back to measure 4-1/2" if needed...
 Sew the quarter square triangles together as shown at left to make four Quarter Squares, always using the standard scant 1/4" seam, and pressing to the darker sides...on to Page 2!
 Feb 23 2003 Marcia Hohn Traditional Block http://www.quilterscache.com