This makes a 6" block!

Four blocks are shown together at right!

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** Preparing the Pieces and Sewing the Block ** 

Start by cutting one 3-7/8" x 7-3/4" strip of each color into two 3-7/8" squares each. Then stack and cut them on the diagonal with a rotary cutter...

Next cut the large squares of each color on the diagonal...

Then speed piece the remaining 3-7/8" x 7-3/4" strip of each color, by stacking them right sides together with all edges aligned. Mark the 3-7/8" square line , mark the diagonals in the direction shown as well, then sew 1/4" above and below the diagonal markings, pivoting at the 3-7/8" square line. Cut apart ON the marked diagonal, and cut apart on the square line also. This will give you four half squares. Trim to measure 3-1/2" if needed... 


Sew a Color 1 small triangle to one side of a half square, referring to diagram for placement, using a scant 1/4" seam, and pressing seam allowances towards square. Sew another Color 1 small triangle to the adjacent side as shown, pressing seam allowance towards triangle. Make two of these units. Then make two more with the colors reversed...on to Page 2!


Traditional Block