Here's a 12" block, and a really easy one!

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** Preparing the Pieces and Sewing the Block **

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First, cut your Color 1 and Color 2  3-1/2" x 26 strips into four 6-1/2" x 3-1/2" rectangles of each color...

 

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Then cut your Color 3  3-1/2" x 28" strips into eight 3-1/2" squares each...

For EACH of the Color 1 and Color 2 rectangles place a Color 3 square, right sides together aligned on top of one end. Mark the diagonal on the wrong side and SEW on that line. Cut off the excess and press seam allowances towards triangle, then sew another square on the opposite end in the same manner. You will need four of these of each color! 
 

 

To piece the block, sew two of these new rectangle units together, as shown. Make four of these units and then piece them, first as rows, and then sew the two rows together to make your block. Now I don't know about you, but I am thinking  that is one very pretty block! Quick and easy as well!!...Life is good!

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İOct1999 Marcia Hohn

Traditional Block

pattern from http://www.quilterscache.com