This makes a 12" block, and is another GREAT one for beginners...or anyone who wants to make a quilt in a hurry! :o)

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** Preparing the Pieces and Sewing the Block ** 

Start by sewing TWO nine patch blocks as shown at left, using all scant 1/4' seams. Press row seams in alternating directions. These should measure 6-1/2" when done, trim them if needed...

Now you have some choices! You can paper piece this section...CLICK HERE for the paper piecing can cut the triangles using regular templates-CLICK HERE for regular templates... can cut the triangles from two 3-7/8" squares of "dark" fabric, and the center square is a 4-3/4" "light" square! Press seams towards outer triangles. This should measure 6-1/2". Trim back if needed...

Now just piece the block! Make rows, then sew the rows together, again using scant 1/4" seams. Press row seams in alternating directions. All Done! :o) 

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April 9 2002 Marcia Hohn

Traditional  Block

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