This makes a 9" block ! 

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** Preparing the Pieces and Sewing the Block **



Start by sewing the Color1, 2 and 3  1-1/2" x 14" strips right sides together along the long edges as shown at left, using a scant 1/4" seam. Press seams in one direction. Cut this at 3-1/2" intervals to make four pieced units. Each should measure3-1/2" square...


Next stack two Color 4 and one Color 1 and one Color 3  4-1/4" squares, with all edges aligned. (I show them staggered here just so you can see what fabrics I am talking about) Cut once on both diagonals to make quarter square triangles. Sew four of the quarter squares shown at left. These should measure 3-1/2" square...



Now lay out all units as shown at left, with the extra Color 4  3-1/2" square as the block's center. Sew three horizontal rows, pressing the top and bottom row seams to the outside, and the middle row seam to the center...on to Page 2!



June 19 2004 Marcia Hohn

Original Block