This makes a 12" block!

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** Preparing the Pieces and Sewing the Block ** 

Stack all the 5-1/4" squares and cut twice diagonally to make four quarter square triangles of each. Note that you only need two each of all colors except the back ground color and the center color, of which you need all four, so set aside the extras for later use!...

 Mark and cut the Color 5  4-1/2" x 18" strip into four 4-1/2" squares...

Sew quarter square triangles together, using 1/4" seams to make pieced triangles, pressing seams to the darker side, then join the pieced triangles to make quarter squares. Make two each in the arrangements shown at left...

Then piece the block! Make three rows, pressing row seams in alternating directions. Join the rows to make the block!

...on to Page 2!

Of Interest!....the term  "Tippecanoe and Tyler too" stemmed from an 1839's political campaign slogan....a Henry Clay of Kentucky was the early favorite at the Whig convention in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in December 1839...however, he was a Mason and anti-mason feeling was strong enough to block his nomination. Instead  Harrison was nominated, and John Tyler was nominated as the Vice Presidential candidate. This election of 1840 was the first campaign with slogans and songs. The slogan that became best known was "Tippecanoe and Tyler too". Tippecanoe was the battle that Harrison won against the Indians in 1811.

Oct 31 2002 Marcia Hohn

Traditional  Block