This makes a 12" block!

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I'm pulling for this one as a very scrappy quilt, and so it makes best sense to piece the half squares the "old fashioned way"


** Preparing the Pieces and Sewing the Block **

Cut each of your strips into 4-7/8" squares. (Three of Colors 2 & 3, two of Colors 1 & 4)

Cut each of the squares in half once on the diagonal. You will have one extra triangle each of Colors 1 & 4 that can be used elsewhere...

Sew alternate colored triangles right sides together, using a 1/4" seam. Press seam allowances towards the darker side...

Then just sew together your half squares to make the block! Press the seams of rows 1 and 3 towards the center, and the seams of row 2 towards the outside, to keep the blocks nice and flat :o)  

...on to Page 2!

Jan 20 2002 Marcia Hohn

Traditional Block

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