This makes a 10" block and is from the late 1800's ! 

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** Preparing the Pieces and Sewing the Block **

Start by cutting the Color 1 2-1/2" x 12-1/2" strip into five 2-1/2" squares. Cut the Color 1  4-7/8" x 9-3/4" strip into two 4-7/8" squares. Stack those and cut them once on the diagonal to make four half square triangles...
Now cut the Color 2  5" x 9" strip into four 2-1/2" x 4-1/2" rectangles. Cut the Color 2  2-7/8" x 11-1/2" strip into four 2-7/8" squares. Stack and cut the squares once on the diagonal to make eight half square triangles...
Using a scant 1/4" seam allowance - now and throughout this block, sew a Color 2 half square triangle right sides together to the right hand side of a Color 1 square. Press seam towards triangle. Sew another triangle to the lower edge, again pressing towards triangle. Sew a Color 1 half square triangle to this pieced triangle, pressing this seam towards the larger triangle. This should measure 4-1/2"; trim if needed. Make four units like this...

 Now lay out all the units as shown at left. Sew three horizontal rows, pressing the top and bottom row seams to the outside, and the middle row seam to the center. Now just join the rows to complete your Grandmother's Choice Block! Good Job!

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Sept 17 2004 Marcia Hohn

Traditional Block