This makes a 22" block! It's similar in construction to log cabin, but as you can see, very different in appearance. 

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These pieces are all 2 1/2" strips in varying lengths. In the Supplies I have added a little to each length to give you a little room for error...

** Preparing the Pieces and Sewing the Block **

Sew a Color 2  2-1/2" square to a Color 4  2-1/2" square, then add another Color 2  2-1/2" square. Press seam allowances in alternating directions...

To the top of that unit sew a Color 2  7" strip. Trim off excess. Press. Sew a Color 4  5" strip to the right side. Trim off excess. Press...

Sew a Color 2  9" strip to the bottom of the previous unit. Trim off excess. Press. Sew a Color 4  7" strip to the right. Trim. Press...
Sew a Color 4  11" strip to the top. Trim. Press...

Now sew a Color 2  2-1/2" square to a Color 4  7" strip. Add another Color 4  2-1/2" square. Press seams in alternating directions. Add this strip to the bottom of the previous unit, lining up the Color 2 sections, and trimming the excess Color 4 strip. Press...

Sew a Color 3  11" strip to the right. Trim. Press. Sew a Color 3  13" strip to the top. Trim. Press. Sew another Color 3  13" strip to the left. Trim. Press...on to Page 2!

March 2000 Marcia Hohn

Traditional Block

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