Here's a nice and easy one...a 10" block...a tribute perhaps, to all those women who chose a life close to hearth and land, and in doing so, kept the world and their families warm and fed... :o)

4 Blocks x 6 Blocks makes a perfect

Project Linus Quilt Sized Quilt!

** Preparing the Pieces and Sewing the Block **


Mark and cut the Color 3  2-1/2" x 10" strip into four 2-1/2" squares...



Then mark and cut the Color 4  2-1/2" x 22-1/2" strip into nine 2-1/2" squares...




Now speed piece the half squares, by stacking a Color 4 and Color 1  2-7/8" x 5-3/4" strip right sides together. On the back of the top strip lightly mark the diagonals as shown at left, and mark the 2 -/8" square line. Sew 1/4" above and below the marked diagonals, pivoting at the 2-7/8" square line. Cut apart on the diagonal lines and on the square line. This will give you four half squares. Press seam allowances towards the darker fabrics. Repeat this with a Color 4/Color 2 combo, and again with a Color 2/Color 1 combo...


Now piece the block, by first making rows, and then joining them, remembering to alternate seam pressing directions by square and by row to avoid bulky seams! ...on to Page 2!

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April 11 2000 Marcia Hohn


Traditional Block