This makes a 12" block!

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** Preparing the Pieces and Sewing the Block ** 

Cut the Color 1  7" x 14" strip into eight 3-1/2" squares. Cut the Color 2  3-1/2" x 14" strip into four 3-1/2" squares...

Now cut the Color 2  3-1/2" x 26" strip into four 3-1/2" x 6-1/2" rectangles...

Next cut the Color 1 and Color 2  4-1/4" x 8-1/2" strips each in half to make two 4-1/4" squares of each...

Stack a Color 1 and Color 2  4-1/4" square right sides together and all edges aligned. On the back of the top square lightly draw in the diagonal, and stitch 1/4" away from the drawn line on each side of it. Lay a ruler across the opposite diagonal from that in which you just sewed and cut the block in half on that diagonal. Then cut apart the resulting triangles on the previously drawn lines. This will give you four pieced triangles. Sew them together using a 1/4" seam to make two of the Quarter Square units shown at left. These should measure 3-1/2". Repeat this with the other 4-1/4" square to make two more...

Sew the four Quarter Squares together as shown at left, again using the standard scant 1/4" seam allowance...on to Page 2!

Sept 17 2006 Marcia Hohn

Traditional Block

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