This makes a 10" block and is partly 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 Minnesota Block! You will need to print out one copy of the template page per block you want to make on very lightweight paper. Fat Quarters are plenty!

In addition to the fabrics for paper piecing, you'll need two 5-1/4" squares of navy and two of tan. Stack these, and cut them twice on the diagonal to make eight quarter square triangles of each...

Sew the navy and tan quarter square triangles together in pairs as shown at left, then join the pairs to make the quarter squares. Make four units like this. Trim these back to measure 4-1/2" if needed...

After your paper piecing units are done, join them in rows with the quarter squares we just made to complete the block!

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Nov 11 2002 Marcia Hohn

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