This makes a 12" block!

As I am doing this pattern it is just ZERO degrees here....and to heck with that! I want to THINK SPRING! so let's do a Rosebud Quilt! 

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** Preparing the Pieces and Sewing the Block **

First cut the Color 3  2-1/2" x 26" strip into four 2-1/2" x 6-1/2" rectangles...

Next speed piece the large and small half squares. Stack the sets of two like sized strips right sides together, On the Large strips, mark the 4-7/8" square line. On the smaller strips, mark the 2-7/8" square lines. On the backs of the top strips, lightly mark the diagonals in the directions shown at left.  Now sew 1/4" above and below the marked diagonals, pivoting at the square line (s). Cut apart ON the marked diagonals, and on the square line (s) as well. This will give you four large half squares and eight small half squares. Press seam allowances towards the darker fabrics. The larger should measure 4-1/2" and the smaller 2-1/2"...

Sew together four pairs of two small half squares, referring to the block diagram for placement and direction of these. Sew each pair of small half squares to a large half square. Make four of these...on to Page 2!

Jan 2000 Marcia Hohn

Traditional Block