This makes a 10" block and is paper pieced!

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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 Japanese Poppy! You will need to print out one copy of each template page per block you want to make on very lightweight paper. This uses four different shades of RED( Main flower, corners, tips, and background petals), some white and  a yellow.  Fat Quarters will be fine for this!

Now speed piece the half squares by stacking a background white and a red  2 7/8" x 5 3/4" strips, right sides together, marking the 2-7/8" square line, marking the diagonals in the directions shown at left, and then sewing 1/4" above and below the marked diagonals, pivoting at the 2-7/8" square line.  Cut apart ON the marked diagonals, and cut apart on the square line as well. This will give you four half squares. Press seams to darker side. These should measure 2-1/2"...

Now do your paper piecing, and sew the center units together as shown at far left, pivoting the fabric at the center yellow as needed to sew those seams. Then piece the block!

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Oct 24 2002 Marcia Hohn

Traditional  Block