This makes a 12" block!

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** Preparing the Pieces and Sewing the Block **

Start  by cutting the Color 1  3-1/2" x 14" strip into four 3-1/2" squares. Cut the Colors 2 and 3  3-1/2" x 7" strips into two 3-1/2" squares each...

Next cut the Color 1  2" x 8"  strip into four 2" squares...

Then cut the Colors 1 and 2  3-1/2" x 13" strips into two 3-1/2" x 6-1/2" rectangles each...


Start by piecing the half squares. To piece the larger half squares, stack a Color 1 and a Color 3  3-7/8" square, right sides together. On the back of the top square, lightly draw the diagonal. Sew 1/4" above and below the marked diagonal. Cut apart ON the marked diagonal to get two Color 1/Color 3 half squares. Press seam allowances towards the darker fabric. These should measure 3-1/2". Repeat this with a Color 1 and Color 2 square to get two half squares of that color combination and again with the Color 1 and Color 3  2-3/8" strips. Stack them right sides together; mark the 2- 3/8" square lines and the diagonals. Sew as  you did with the 3-7/8 strips, above and below the diagonals. Cut these apart ON the diagonals and on the 2-3/8" square lines. This will give you eight half squares. Press seam allowances towards the darker fabrics. These should measure 2" ...on to Page 2!

     Feb 2000 Marcia Hohn

Traditional Block

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