This makes a 12" block!

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This block showcases Marcus Brother's Polished Gems fabrics!

** Preparing the Pieces and Sewing the Block ** 

All the units for this block will be speed pieced. First, stack the Color 1 and Color 3  3 7/8" x 23 1/4" strips, right sides together, marking the 3 7/8" square lines, marking the diagonals in the directions shown at left, and then sewing 1/4" above and below the marked diagonals, pivoting at the 3 7/8" square lines.  Cut apart ON the marked diagonals, and cut apart on the square lines as well. This will give you twelve half squares. Press seams to darker side. These should measure 3-1/2". Repeat this same method with the Color 2 and Color 3  3-7/8" x 7-3/4" strips to make four more half squares in that color arrangement...

Now lay out all your half squares as shown at left. Sew together horizontal rows using the standard 1/4" seam allowance and pressing seams in alternating directions by row. Sew the rows together, and you are done! :o)   ...on to Page 2!


Oct 27 2002 Marcia Hohn


Traditional  Block