**a re-working of this old pattern to simplify it's construction!

This makes a 12" block


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** Preparing the Pieces and Sewing the Block **


Stack your rows of colors one, two and three strips, and using a rotary cutter, cut these together into 3 7/8ths" squares...



Then, after stacking like colored squares, lightly mark a diagonal line on the top square, and again using a rotary cutter, cut these together on the diagonal into triangles, being careful not to stretch fabrics...



Sewing on the diagonal and using SCANT 1/4" seams, piece together eight squares of Colors 1 and 2, four squares of Colors 2 and 3, and four  squares of Colors 1 and 3. Be careful not to stretch fabrics! Press seams towards darker fabrics...on to Page 2!


1999 Marcia Hohn

early early mh paper in all its blazing orangeness!

Traditional Block

pattern from http://www.quilterscache.com