This makes a  9" block. You can paper piece the sides and center of this, or, use regular templates. I am writing the pattern for the use of regular templates! ! 

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** Preparing the Pieces and Sewing the Block **

First, using the regular templates provided, cut eight long triangles from the Color 1  9" x 10 rectangle, being sure to cut four in each direction...

Then use the square template provided to cut one center square from the Color 2 3-3/4" square...

Now cut four wide triangles from the Color 3  4-1/4" x 14" rectangle...



Cut the Color 3  2-1/8" x 4-1/4" strip into two 2-1/8" squares. Stack these and cut them once on the diagonal to make four half square triangles...


Sew two Color 3 half square triangles to opposing sides of the center Color 2 square, using a scant 1/4" seam. Press seams towards triangles. Now sew triangles to the two adjacent sides of the center square and again press towards the triangles. This should measure 3-1/2". Trim if needed, being sure to leave 1/4" beyond the points of your center square so they won't get cut off!

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Dec 21 2004 Marcia Hohn

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Traditional  Block