This makes a 12" block, and is perhaps the Ultimate Beginners Block ! 

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3 Blocks x 4 Blocks with a 2" border makes a perfect Project Linus Quilt Sized Quilt!

** Preparing the Pieces and Sewing the Block **

Sew the Color 1, 2 and 3  2-1/2" x 26" strips right sides together along the long edges as shown at top left, using a scant 1/4" seam allowance. Press seams to darker sides. Mark and cut this at 6-1/2" intervals...
Now rotate the units and sew them together as shown at left. Make two horizontal rows, pressing row seams in opposing directions. Sew the rows together, and it's all done!


Here's one sample layout, using nine blocks as we made them above. You'll find there are MANY different layouts possible though, by alternating the order in which your strips are sewn together, adding extra colors etc. This is a great one to plan out on graph paper!

Happy Quilting!

Marcia :o)

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Here's Michele's!  Joan's!  Joni's!  Jeannie's!  Adriana's  Daniela's!  Sue's!  Tammy's!  Debi's!  Debbie G's! Donna's!  Judy's  Heather's  Donna2's!  Kris's!  Sue's  Caryn's!  Kristen's! (my daughter!)  Britt's!  Miranda's!  Tammy's Pillow!  Jessica's! Lilah's! Lynne's!  Denel's!  Barbara W's!  Kim's!  Barb's!  Norma's!  Deb S's!  Beth's!  Jennifer's! Kelly's!  Mack's!

Sept 5 2003 Marcia Hohn

Traditional Block