This makes a 12" block ! 

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** Preparing the Pieces and Sewing the Block **

Start by cutting the Color 1, 2, 3, and 4  2-3/8" x 11-7/8" strips into five 2-3/8" squares of each. Stack these and cut them once on the diagonal to make ten half square triangles of each...

Now cut the Color 5  4-1/4" square in half along both diagonals to get four quarter square triangles. Using the templates provided cut one square and four pentagons from the Color 5  7" x 20" strip. Cut the Color 5  4" x 16" strip into sixteen 2" squares. Cut the Color 5  2-3/8" x 9-1/2" strip into four 2-3/8" squares. Stack these and cut them into eight half square triangles...Finally! Let's Sew!

Using a scant 1/4" seam now and throughout the block making, sew one of each color half square triangles to the center square, sewing opposing sides first then the two adjacent sides. Starting at the upper left corner and looking clockwise around the center square, should be Color 4, Color 1, Color 2 and Color 3. This unit when done should measure 3-1/2"...



Now sew two of each of the colored half square triangles together with Color 5 half square triangles to make two of each of the combos shown at left. Trim these to measure 2" if needed...on to Page 2!


Dec 5 2004 Marcia Hohn

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