This makes a 16" block, and is part paper piecing, part regular templates!

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Click here for Block B templates A

Click here for Block B templates B

The first thing that I would recommend that you do, is go to the Practice Paper Piecing Page.  When you feel comfy with paper piecing, come on back and try a Grampy's Shirt Block! The Octagon sections of this block are regular pieced. Print those templates off on one sheet of regular copy paper. You will need to print out two copies of each Block B page per block you want to make on very lightweight paper for paper piecing. FQ's or scraps will be fine!

** Preparing the Pieces and Sewing the Block ** 

Using the templates provided, cut two octagons and four triangles from Color 1 and Color 2 plaids. Cut twenty four triangles from Color 3 tan or cream plaid...

Sew a Color 3 triangle to each Color 1 triangle, using a scant 1/4" seam, and pressing to the dark side. Trim these half squares back to 1-1/2" if needed. Sew a Color 3 triangle to the right and bottom sides as shown at left. Press seams towards the new triangles. Make four units like this with Color 1 and four with Color 2...

Sew the corner pieced triangle units to the Octagons as shown at left. Make one unit like this with Color 1 and one with Color 2. Use care here, as these edges, both the Octagon, and Triangles, will be on the not stretch while sewing or pressing!

Now paper piece your Block B's, and when they are done join them as shown at left, to make two units like this. Use random colored plaids alternated with TAN OR CREAM plaids...on to Page 2!

March 26 2003 Marcia Hohn

Original  Block