This one makes a 16" square...and is another of those great SCRAP quilts! This a perfect chance to use up some leftovers from other projects!

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** Preparing the Pieces and Sewing the Block **

This one is a tad more tricky ... and would mean a massive amount of graphics! ... Sewww ... I will first show how to cut out all the pieces for the whole block ... but then show instructions for sewing just one quarter section of it, since the block is comprised of four quarter sections each the same but for color... 

 

First stack, align, mark and then cut your Color 5  2-1/2" x 7-1/2" strips, to make a total of 12  2-1/2" squares.

 

Next, stack, mark and cut your 2-7/8" strips as shown...first into five 2-7/8" squares (it's 20 of Color 5)...and then restack and further cut on the diagonals...

now...as I said above...I will show the construction of one quarter block from now on...you will repeat this three more times to make the entire 16" block...you will construct this column by column...

Start by joining a Color 2 triangle, with a Color 5 triangle, edges aligned, right sides together, and using a scant 1/4" seam...press seams towards darker fabrics...make 9 of these...
           

Join a 2-1/2" Color 5 square to one of your half square units, then add another half square, as shown...and lastly , another 2-1/2" Color five square...this completes column one...on to Page 2!

           

          

Sept1999MHohn

Traditional Block

pattern from http://www.quilterscache.com