This makes a 9" block!

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** Preparing the Pieces and Sewing the Block ** 

Start by cutting the Color 1  3-1/2" x 7" strip into two 3-1/2" squares...


Next speed piece the half squares, by stacking the Color 1 and Color 2  3-7/8" x 11-5/8" strips, right sides together and all edges aligned. On the back of the top strip, lightly mark the 3-7/8" square lines and mark the diagonals in the direction shown at left. Now sew 1/4" above and below the marked diagonals, pivoting at the square lines. Now cut apart on the marked diagonals, and on the 3-7/8" square lines. This will give you six half squares. Press seam allowances towards the darker fabric. These should measure 3-1/2"...



Now lay out all units as shown at left, with the Color 3  3-1/2" square in the center. Sew three horizontal rows, using a 1/4" seam allowance. Press top and bottom rows to the outside, and middle row to the center. Sew the three rows together and your Split Nine Patch 2 block is complete!...on to Page 2!



May 14 2007 Marcia Hohn

Traditional Block