You will need:

Color 1
Color 2

This makes a 12' block!

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** Preparing the Pieces **

Colors 1&2 need: one strip  2 7/8" x11 1/2"   AND one strip 4 7/8" x 9 3/4" AND one strip  2 7/8" x 17 1/4"
Start by marking and cutting the Color 1 and Color 2  2 7/8" x 11 1/2" strips into four 2 7/8" squares of each. Stack the resultant squares and cut again on the diagonal, being careful not to stretch the fabrics. This will give eight of each color half triangle...

Now mark and cut the larger Color 1 and 2 strips into two each 4 7/8" squares. Then stack and cut these squares on the diagonal as well...


Speed piece the half squares, by stacking the Colors 1 and 2  2 7/8" x 17 1/4"strips, right sides together. On the back of the top strip lightly mark the 2 7/8" square lines and the diagonals. Sew 1/4" above and below the marked diagonals, pivoting at the square lines. Cut apart ON the marked diagonals, and cut on the square lines also. This will give you twelve half squares. These should measure 2-1/2". Press seam allowances towards the darker

** Let's Get to the Sewing **



To make the center cross units, start by sewing a Color 1 half square triangle to the right side of a half square--check diagram for orientation of these. Next sew a Color 2 triangle to the left side of the next half square, and then a Color 2 triangle to its right side. Now sew a Color 2 triangle to the left side of another half square. Make three more of each of these to have enough for the entire block...

Now sew the center unit from the step above to the top unit from the step above. Then add the lower unit from the step above to the bottom of it. Make four of these...

Sew a Color 1 lg. triangle to the left of the cross piece, pressing seam allowance towards the cross unit, then add a Color 2 lg. triangle to the right side, and that's one quarter of the block! Repeat these last two additions to the other 3 cross pieces...

Piece the block, by sewing the four quadrants together!

Good Job!! :o)

This quilt has four blocks across, by five blocks down, and on three edges there are half blocks, minus the large triangles on the outside edges, with a thin binding all around...

Happy Quilting!!

Marcia :o)

Here's one that Gayle made!

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March 2000 Marcia Hohn
Traditional Block