This makes a 20" block!

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** Preparing the Pieces and Sewing the Block **

Here I show a small diagram of one quarter of the block, with the pieces numbered, for future reference throughout the block's construction, the "s" stands for square...

Start by piecing the arcs. First join two Piece 2s, then add Piece 1's to either end. Make four of these units of each lights (red) and darks (blue)...

To each end of each light arc, sew a small square. Make four of these units...

Sew a football shape to the inner curve of each dark arc. To do this, match the centers and edges, pin at these points first, and then more as needed. It may help to make tiny snips in the arc seam within, but NOT past the SCANT 1/4" seam line...

Now sew a background shape between two dark arcs, again, following the same rules of joining curves. Match the centers and edges and pin those. Pin more if needed. Again, you may make tiny clips in the A shape edges up to, but NOT through its SCANT 1/4" seam line...

...on to Page 2 !

İFeb2000 Marcia Hohn

Traditional Block