This makes a 12" block!

For Chutem, who pointed out that I really should have this pattern :o)

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** Preparing the Pieces and Sewing the Block ** 

Start by marking and cutting the Color 2  4-1/2" x 18" strip into four 4-1/2" squares...

Speed piece the half squares by stacking a Color 1 and Color 2  4-7/8" x 9-3/4" strip right sides together and all edges aligned. On the back of the top strip lightly draw in the 4-7/8" square line, and draw in the diagonals as shown at left. Now sew a scant 1/4" above and below the marked diagonals, pivoting at the square line. Cut apart on the square line and on the marked diagonals between the rows of stitching. This will give you four half squares. Press seams to darker side. Trim these back to measure 4-1/2" if needed.

Now piece the block! Sew three rows, using all scant 1/4" seams, and pressing seams in alternating directions by row!

...on to Page 2!

Oct 9 2002 Marcia Hohn

Traditional  Block