This makes a 12" block!

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** Preparing the Pieces and Sewing the Block **

First mark and cut the Color 3  6-7/8" x  13-3/4" strip into two 6-7/8" squares...

Then stack and cut these on the diagonal to make four half square triangles...

Next, mark and cut the Color 2  2" x 8" strip into four 2" squares, and the Color 2  3-7/8" x 7-3/4" strip into two 3-7/8" squares. Stack and cut the 3-7/8" squares once on the diagonal to make four half square triangles...

Then we will speed piece the half squares, by stacking the Color 1 and Color 3  2-3/8" x 19" strips...edges perfectly aligned, right sides together. On the back side mark off eight 2-3/8" squares and then mark lines on the diagonals as well.  Sew 1/4" away from all the diagonal lines, on either side. When it is all sewn, cut apart on the lines that marked the squares, and the diagonals. This will give you 16 half squares. Press to dark side and trim to measure 2" if needed.

 

Then mark and cut your remaining Color 1  2-3/8" x 9-1/2" strip into four 2-3/8" squares and cut THOSE on the diagonal...now...on to Page 2!

         

ŠAug 24 2000 Marcia Hohn

Traditional Block

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