This makes a 12" block! 

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** Preparing the Pieces and Sewing the Block **

Start by cutting the Color 1  4-7/8" x 9-3/4" strip into two 4-7/8" squares. Stack these and cut them once on the diagonal to make four half square triangles...

Now cut the Color 2  5-1/4" x 10-1/2" strip into two 5-1/4" squares. Stack these and cut them twice diagonally to make eight quarter square triangles...

Cut the Color 3  2-1/2" x 10" strip into four 2-1/2" squares. Cut the Color 3  5-1/4" strip in half twice diagonally to make four quarter square triangles... 

Next cut the Color 4  2-7/8" x 11-1/2" strip into four 2-7/8" squares. Stack these and cut them in half once on the diagonal to make eight half square triangles. Cut the Color 4  5-1/4" square twice diagonally to make four quarter square triangles...

 

Sew together Color 2 /Color 4...and Color 2 /Color 3 quarter square triangles then join those to make four of the side units shown at left-- always using the standard scant 1/4" seam allowance  and pressing seams always to the darker sides...

 

 

 

Then sew Color 4 half square triangles to the left and top of four Color 3 squares. Press seams towards the triangles. Add a Color 1 half square triangle to each of these, pressing seams towards Color 1. Make four units like this...

...on to Page 2!

 

ŠAug272006 Marcia Hohn

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