This makes a 15" block!

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** Preparing the Pieces and Sewing the Block **

First cut the Color 2  3-1/2" x 17-1/2" strip into five 3-1/2" squares, and the Color 1  3-1/2" x 14" strips into four 3-1/2" squares ...

 Next, speed piece the half squares, by stacking the Color 1 and Color 2  3-7/8" x 31" strips right sides together. On the back of the top strip mark the 3-7/8" square lines and the diagonals in the direction shown at left. Then sew above and below the marked diagonals, using a scant 1/4" seam, pivoting at the 3 7/8" square lines. Now cut apart ON the marked diagonals, and on the 3-7/8" square lines as well. Press towards the darker fabrics. Trim to measure 3-1/2" if needed...

Now piece the block by first making rows and then sewing these rows together to make the block. As always, all seams need to be a SCANT 1/4" wide, and seam pressing directions need to be in alternating directions by row to avoid bulky seams!...

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Nov1999Marcia Hohn

Traditional Block