This makes a 12" block!

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** Preparing the Pieces and Sewing the Block **

First mark and cut the Color 1  5" x 13" strip into four 2- 1/2" x 6- 1/2" rectangles...

Next mark and cut the Color 2  2-1/2" x 20" strip into eight 2-1/2" squares...

Then mark and cut the Color 3 and Color 5  2- 1/2" x 9" strips into two 2- 1/2" x 4- 1/2" rectangles of each...

Now mark and cut the Color 1, 4 and 6 (and TWO of  Color 2)  5- 1/4" squares twice on the diagonal, to make four quarter square triangles of each (eight of Color 2)...

Place a Color 2 small square right sides together and edges aligned with the left end of a Color 3 rectangle( I show them staggered here just so you can see what pieces I mean) On the back of the top square draw in the diagonal lightly, and sew ON this marked line. Cut off the excess seam allowance, pressing the remainder towards the center.  Now do the same thing with another small square on the other end of the rectangle. Repeat this with the other Color 3 rectangle, and both Color 5 rectangles to make a total of four flying geese units...on to Page 2!
Jan 11 2002 Marcia Hohn

Traditional Block

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