This makes a 12" block!

...So striking when done in white and any sharply contrasting color! 

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** Preparing the Pieces and Sewing the Block **


Start by stacking the Color 1 and Color 2  6-7/8" squares, and cutting them on the diagonal, using a rotary cutter. You will only need one large triangle of each color...


Then sew a  Color 1 large triangle to a Color 2 large triangle, right sides together, using a 1/4" seam, and pressing seam allowance towards the darker color fabric. This should measure 6-1/2"...

Next speed piece the half squares by stacking the Color 1and Color 2  3-7/8" x 23-1/4" strips, right sides together. On the back of the top strip lightly mark the 3-7/8"square lines and mark the diagonals as shown at left. Sew 1/4" above and below the marked diagonal lines, pivoting at the square lines. Cut apart on the marked diagonals, and on the 3-7/8" square lines, to make a total of twelve half squares. Press to darker side. These should measure 3-1/2"...on to Page 2!

Jan 1998 Marcia Hohn

Traditional Block