This makes a 12" block!

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** Preparing the Pieces and Sewing the Block **

First mark and cut the Color 1 and Color 3   2-1/2" x 18" strips into four 2-1/2" x 4-1/2" rectangles of each. Mark and cut the Color 2 and Color 3  2-1/2" x 20" strips into  eight 2-1/2" squares of each. You also need one Color 3  4-1/2" square...

Make the flying geese units by stacking a Color 2 square right sides together and edges lined up with one end of a Color 3 rectangle. (I show them staggered here so you can see what two pieces I am referring to) On the back of the square lightly draw a diagonal line, and sew on this line. Cut off excess seam allowance and press the remainder towards the outer triangle. Repeat this with another Color 2 square on the other end. Make four units like this...

Speed piece the half squares by stacking the Color 1 and Color 3  2- 7/8" x 11- 1/2" strips right sides together. On the back of the top strip mark the 2- 7/8" square lines and mark the diagonals as shown at left. Sew 1/4" above and below the marked diagonals, pivoting at the square lines. Cut apart on the square lines and on the marked diagonal lines between the rows of stitching. This will give you eight half squares. These should measure 2-1/2" 

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Oct 12 2001 Marcia Hohn

Traditional Block

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