This makes a 10" block !

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** Preparing the Pieces and Sewing the Block ** 

Start by cutting the Color 1  2-1/2" x 22-1/2" strip into nine 2-1/2" squares...

Next cut the Color 2  2-1/2" x 10" strip into four 2-1/2" squares...

Now speed piece the half squares, by stacking the Color 1 and Color 2  2-7/8" x 17-1/4" strips, right sides together and all edges aligned. On the back of the top strip, lightly mark the 2-7/8" square lines and mark the diagonals in the direction shown at left. Now sew a scant 1/4" above and below the marked diagonals, pivoting at the square lines. Now cut apart on the marked diagonals, and on the 2-7/8" square lines. This will give you twelve half squares. Press seam allowances towards the darker fabric. Trim these back to measure 2-1/2" if needed...

Now lay out all your squares and half squares as shown at left. Sew these into five horizontal rows, alternating pressing directions by row. Sew the rows together and you are done! Good Job!! :o)

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 June 18 2004 Marcia Hohn

Traditional Block