This makes a 12" block! 

It's a great beginner's block!

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** Preparing the Pieces and Sewing the Block **



Cut the Color 1  4-1/2" x 18" strip into four 4-1/2" squares...


Stack the Color 2 and Color 3  4-7/8" x 9-3/4" strips right sides together and all edges aligned. Cut the strip stack in half to make two 4-7/8" squares of each. Place one of each Color square right sides together with all edges aligned. On the back of the top square lightly draw in the diagonal. Stitch a scant 1/4" away from the line on both sides of it. Cut apart ON the drawn line. Press seam allowances to darker side. This will give you two half squares. Trim each to measure 4-1/2" if needed. Repeat with the other two 4-7/8" squares...  



Now lay out all units as shown at left. Sew three horizontal rows, using the same standard scant 1/4" seam allowance.  Press the top and bottom row seams to the center and the middle row seam to the outside. Sew the rows together, being sure to match up the seam lines accurately, and you are all done! Good Job!! :o)

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August 24 2006 Marcia Hohn

Traditional  Block