This makes an approx 11" twelve-sided block ! 

It's a perfect block for scraps, or can be done as I show it :o)

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** Preparing the Pieces and Sewing the Block **

Cut each of the Colors1-6  1-1/2" x 7-1/2" strips into five 1-1/2" squares. Cut the Color 7  6" x 9" rectangles into twenty-four 1-1/2" squares...
Using the templates provided, cut one hexagon and six triangles, paying attention to the grain line of the fabric...
From the Color 1-7  1-1/2" squares make six Nine Patch units as shown at left. Use all scant 1/4" seams, and press seams to darker sides. These should measure 3-1/2"...
 Sew a Color 7 triangle to the left side of each Nine Patch unit, keeping the straight of the grain on what will be the OUTSIDE of the block...
Now sew one of these Nine Patch/tri units to one flat side of the center hex. Start and stop this seam 1/4" from the ends of the hex side. Press seam towards hex...
Sew the Nine Patch of the Second unit to the triangle of the one already in place. Now fold the block right sides together to line up the second Nine Patch with the second side of the hex. (You may be able to do this realigning with your needle still down, and just continue sewing to a point 1/4" from the end of the hex side.) 
Continue in this manner adding all the Nine Patch units  counter-clockwise around the hex, and at the end, sew the last remaining un- sewn seam to finish your block!...on to Page 2!

Oct 13 2004  Marcia Hohn

Traditional Block

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