This makes a 12" block!

Let's get an early start on a Christmas quilt for next year!

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** Preparing the Pieces and Sewing the Block ** 

Time to Make The Templates! First make a four inch square-with a 1"grid. (or use 1" ruled graph paper) Draw a line connecting the top left corner to the mid bottom point. Make another line from the mid bottom point to the upper right corner. Cut out the 3 sections and lay these on your chosen template material (Mylar, cardboard, etc)...ADD 1/4 inch on all sides....and cut out your templates!



Now lay your large triangle template atop the Color 2  5" x 20" strip. Trace around it once, then flip, trace, flip, trace, flip, trace, until you have four base triangles. Cut these out, using a rotary cutter and ruler...


Then lay your left side triangle template on the Color 1  6" x 20" strip, trace around it. Flip, trace, flip, trace, flip and trace to give you four of that triangle. Do the same with the right side triangle. Cut out, using a rotary cutter and ruler...


Now place a Color 1 side triangle atop a Color 2 base triangle, right sides together and slant edges aligned. Sew, using a 1/4" seam. Press the seam allowance towards the large center triangle. Repeat with another side triangle opposite that one as shown. These should measure 4-1/2". Make four of these...



Then cut the Color 2  4-1/2" x 18" strip into four 4-1/2" squares...on to Page 2!

Dec 26 2005 Marcia Hohn

Traditional Block