Teddy Bear - Page 2
 Rows 1 and 8 need one Color 6  small square, one  Color 4 small square, one Color 6  2-1/2" x 16-1/2" strip, one Color 4 small square, and one Color 6 small square. Sew these together as shown at left using the standard 1/4" seam. You will be making two rows like this...
 For Row 2, let's start by speed piecing the half squares. Stack the Color 6 and Color 5  2-7/8" x 5-3/4" strips right sides together and all edges aligned. On the back of the top strip, lightly mark the 2-7/8" square line and the diagonals. Now sew 1/4" above and below the marked diagonals. Cut this apart on the 2-7/8" square line, and on the marked diagonals between the rows of stitching. This will give you four half squares...
 Row 2, (the only kinda tough row in the whole block) will need the following units: A: One from a Color 4 small square, a Color 6  4-1/2" rectangle, a half square. B: One from a Color  4 small square, A Color 6  4-1/2" rectangle, a half square reversed. C: Two units from a Color 2 small square, a Color 6  4-1/2" rectangle. D:  Now place a Color 6 small square right sides together atop the left end of a Color 2  4-1/2" rectangle. Draw the diagonal on the back of the Color 6 square and sew ON the marked diagonal. Cut of the excess seam allowance, leaving 1/4". You need one unit like this, and one unit with the square sewn to the RIGHT end.  I am going to call it a speed corner, and this will be repeated throughout the block's construction. (Sew a Color 6  4-1/2" rectangle between the two D units, as shown already pieced in the step below.)
 E: Speed corner one unit using a Color 1 8-1/2" rectangle and two Color 2 small squares. F: Speed corner two units using Color 1 4-1/2" rectangles, and a Color 6 small square on the left and right respectively. G: Speed corner the bear's nose unit using a Color 2  4-1/2" square as the base, and Color 1 and Color 3 small squares in the corners as shown at left. Remember to LINE UP the squares with the base square, I show it staggered here so you can see the pieces that are being used!...
 Now piece Row 2, using the units we just made, as shown at left. Use all 1/4 inch seams...on to Page 3!
 Nov 24 2000 Marcia Hohn Original Block http://www.quilterscache.com