This makes a 12" block!

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** Preparing the Pieces and Sewing the Block **

First cut the Color 2  4-1/2" x 9" strip into two 4-1/2" squares...

Then cut the Color 1 4-1/2" x 13-1/2" strip into three 4-1/2" squares...

Next, to speed piece the half squares...stack the Color 1 and Color 2  4-7/8" x 9-3/4" strips, right sides together and all edges aligned. Mark the 4-7/8" square line and mark the diagonals in the direction shown. Sew a scant 1/4" above and below the marked diagonals, pivoting at the square lines. Then cut apart ON the marked diagonal, and at the 4-7/8" square line. This will give you four half squares. Press seams towards darker fabrics...

Now, to make the stem, cut one Color 2 4-1/2" square in half diagonally. Crease lightly to find the half way point of the diagonal edge. Crease the Color 1 1-3/4" x 7" stem strip to find its half way point also...
Matching the mid points, sew the stem strip to one half square triangle. Press seam towards stem strip. Sew the other half square triangle to the stem, again matching mid points. Press seam towards stem. Using a ruler or square-up acrylic square, cut this unit back to measure 4-1/2"...

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İOct 1999 Marcia Hohn

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Traditional Block

pattern from http://www.quilterscache.com