This makes a 10" block., and is similar to Churn Dash, but for it's proportions. It's a really FAST one to make!

4 Blocks x 6 Blocks makes a perfect Project Linus Quilt Sized Quilt!

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**Preparing the Pieces and Sewing the Block**

First we'll speed piece the half squares, by stacking the Color 1 and Color 2  4-7/8" x 9-3/4" strips right sides together, marking the diagonals and the 4-7/8" square line in the direction shown, then sewing a scant 1/4" above the seam allowance from the upper left corner to the upper right corner in one continuous seam. Turn and sew back a scant 1/4" on the other side of the diagonal. Cut apart on the marked diagonal, and cut apart at the 4-7/8" square line as well. This will give you four half squares. Press to the darker sides, and trim to measure 4-1/2" if needed...

 Next we will strip piece the Color 1 and Color 2  2-1/2" x 10" strips, by stacking them right sides together, and sewing along one long edge using that same scant 1/4" seam. Press seam allowance towards darker fabric. Mark off this new unit at 2-1/2" intervals and cut on these markings to give you four two color units...

Now piece the block in the order shown, using the extra Color 1 small square in the center. Alternate pressing directions as you go to avoid bulky seams!...on to Page 2!
ŠNov 1999 Marcia Hohn

Traditional Block

pattern from http://www.quilterscache.com