Eight Hands Round - Page 2

Stack a Color 2  3-1/2" square right sides together atop the left end of a Color 1  3-1/2" x 6-1/2" rectangle. On the back of the square, mark the diagonal. Sew ON this diagonal line. Cut off the excess seam allowance; press the remainder towards the rectangle. Repeat this same procedure with a Color 3  3-1/2" square on the other end of the rectangle. Make two rectangles of this same color arrangement. Make two more in the same manner using a Color 2 rectangle and two Color 1 squares. Trim these back to 3-1/2" x 6-1/2" if needed...

Now assemble the center star unit using the image at left as a placement and direction guide. The square in its center is the Color 2 extra 3-1/2" square...

Now it is time to piece the block ! First ,make rows, and then sew the rows together to make the block. Be sure to alternate pressing directions by row to avoid having bulky seams!

Here's a runner!

Happy Quilting All!

Marcia :o)

Here's Gayle's!

** Supplies List **

Color 1 Color 1 needs: two 3-7/8" squares AND one 2" x 8" strip AND one 3-1/2" x 14" strip AND one 2-3/8" x 9-1/2" strip AND one 3-1/2" x 13" strip
Color 2 Color 2 needs: one 3-1/2" square AND one 3-1/2" x 7" strip AND one 3-1/2" x 13" strip and one 3-7/8" square
Color 3 Color 3 needs: one 2-3/8" x 9-1/2" strip AND one 3-1/2" x 7" strip AND one 3-7/8" square

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     Feb 2000 Marcia Hohn

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Traditional Block

pattern from http://www.quilterscache.com