This makes a 12" block!

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** Preparing the Pieces and Sewing the Block ** 

Cut the Color 1 and Color 3  2-1/2" x 10" strips into four 2-1/2" squares of each. Cut the Color 3  4-1/2" x 18" strip into four 4-1/2" squares

Next speed piece the half squares, by stacking the Color 2 and Color 3  2-7/8" x 11-1/2" strips, right sides together and all edges aligned. On the back of the top strip, lightly mark the 2-7/8" square line 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 2-7/8" square line. This will give you eight half squares. Press seam allowances towards the darker fabric. These should measure 2-1/2"...

Now sew four of the corner units shown at left.. These should each measure 4-1/2"...

Lay out all units as shown at left. Sew three horizontal rows, pressing the top and bottom row seams to the outside, and the middle row seam to the center. Join the rows and you are done!

...on to Page 2!

 Sept 20 2006 Marcia Hohn

Traditional Block