This makes a 12" block!

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** Preparing the Pieces and Sewing the Block **

Start by marking and cutting the Color 1  3-7/8" x 15-1/2" strip into four 3-7/8" squares...

 

 

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

 

 

Now mark and cut the Color 2  3-1/2" x 14" strip into four 3-1/2" squares for the blocks corners. Also cut one Color 2  7-1/4" square (not shown)...

 

 

Then cut the Color 1 and Color 2  4-1/4" squares on both diagonals to make four quarter square triangles of each... 

 

 

Sew pairs of quarter square triangles together, right sides together, using a SCANT 1/4" seam. Press seam allowances towards the darker fabric. To each of these  units, sew a Color 2 half square triangle, again using a SCANT 1/4" seam. Press seam towards the half square triangle...on to Page 2!

 

Nov 16 2001 Marcia Hohn

 

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