This makes a 10" block !

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** Preparing the Pieces and Sewing the Block ** 

Start by cutting the Color 1  2-1/2" x 10" strip into four 2-1/2" squares.  Cut the Color 2   2-1/2" x 12-1/2" strip into five 2-1/2" squares. Cut the Color 3  5" x 10" strip into eight 2-1/2" squares...

Next speed piece the half squares, by stacking the Color 1 and Color 3  2-7/8" x 11-1/2" strips, right sides together and all edges aligned. On the back of the top strip, lightly mark the 2-7/8" square lines and mark the diagonals in the direction shown at left. Now sew a SCANT 1/4" above and below the marked diagonals, pivoting at the square lines. Now cut apart ON the marked diagonals, and on the 2-7/8" square lines. This will give you eight half squares. Press seam allowances towards the darker fabric. Trim these back to measure 2-1/2" if needed...

 Next, lay out all the units as shown. Sew five horizontal rows using a scant 1/4" seam. Press seams in alternating directions by row. Join the rows and make another notch in your Blocks Mastered Belt! ...on to Page 2!



 August 7 2003Marcia Hohn

Traditional Block