This makes a 10" block ! 

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** Preparing the Pieces and Sewing the Block **

Start by cutting the Color 3  1-1/2" x 18" strip into four 1-1/2" x 4-1/2" strips. Cut the Color 3  1-1/2" x 14" strip into four 1-1/2" x 3-1/2" strips...

Now cut the Color 4 and Color 2  3-7/8" x 7-3/4" strips into two 3-7/8" squares each. Stack these and cut them once on the diagonal to make four half square triangles of each...

 Sew each Color 2 half square triangle right sides together to a Color 4 half square triangle using a 1/4" seam. Press seam to darker side. These should measure 3-1/2"...

Next sew the Color 3  1-1/2" x 10" strip to the top of the Color 1  3-1/2" x 10" rectangle. Press seam to the darker side. Cut this into four units, each 2-1/2" wide...

 Now make two of each of the units shown at left, by sewing Color 3  1-1/2" x 3-1/2" strips to the right of the half squares (top) ...or the left of the half squares (bottom). * Pay attention to the orientation of the half squares! :o) Press seams towards the strips...

Next, sew a Color 2  1-1/2" x 4-1/2" strip to the bottom of each of the half square units we made in the step above. Press seams towards the bottom strips...on to Page 2!

Jan 28 2005 Marcia Hohn

Traditional Block

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