This makes an 12" block!

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** Preparing the Pieces and Sewing the Block **

Using the templates provided cut four triangles, and four parallelograms from the Color 5 strips. 

Now cut one triangle and one parallelogram from each of the other four fabric units...

Now take a Color 5 parallelogram and sew it to the Color 1 triangle, using a 1/4" seam. Then sew the Color 1 parallelogram to a Color 5 triangle. Press seam allowances towards the darker fabrics. After sewing, trim off the little "tails" to make a straight edge. Repeat this with each of the other colored triangles and parallelograms you cut...

Stack the two resultant new triangles right sides together and sew along the long straight edge to form a new square. Do this with the other units also...

Sew the four new squares together in the direction shown to make the block! Be sure to alternate pressing directions by row!

...on to Page 2!

Nov 1999 Marcia Hohn

Traditional Block