This makes a 16" block!

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** Preparing the Pieces and Sewing the Block ** 

Start by marking and cutting the Color 1 10" x 20" strip into thirty-two 2-1/2" squares...

Next mark and cut the Color 2  4-1/2" x 18" strip into four  4-1/2" squares...

Then mark and cut the Color 3  4-1/2" x 18" strip into four  4-1/2" squares. Also cut one Color 1  4-1/2 square

Now mark and cut the Color 3  5" x 27" strip into twelve 2-1/2" x 4-1/2" rectangles...

 Then mark and cut the Color 3  2-1/2"x 10" strip into four 2-1/2" squares...

To make the square-in-square units place a Color 1 square right sides to against the upper left corner of the Color 3  4-1/2" square, with outside edges aligned. (I show them slightly staggered here only so you can see what two pieces of fabric I am using) On the back of the square draw the diagonal, and sew ON this drawn line. Cut off the excess seam allowance, pressing the remainder towards the triangle. Repeat this with another Color 1 square on the opposing corner, and then two more squares on the last two corners. Make four units like this...

Using the same squares-on-the-corners method we just used to make the square-in-squares, now make flying geese units of the remaining Color 1 squares and the Color 3 rectangles. Make eight flying geese units...

...on to Page 2!

Sept 26 2002 Marcia Hohn

Traditional  Block

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