Perfect one to whip up for the lawyer in your life ...I am showing it here in just two colors, but this would make a wonderful scrappy quilt too!

This makes a 16" block! ...and is also known as "Lawyer's Puzzle"

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** Preparing the Pieces and Sewing the Block **

Start by cutting the Color 2  2-1/2" x 10" strip into four 2-1/2" squares...

Now we'll speed piece the half squares, by stacking the Colors 1 + 2  2-7/8" x 34-1/2" strips right sides together. On the back of the top strip, lightly mark the 2 7/8" square lines and then the diagonals as shown at left. Sew a scant 1/4" above and below the marked diagonals, pivoting at the 2 7/8" square lines...
Cut apart ON the marked diagonals, and on the square lines. This will give you twenty-four half squares. Press seam allowances towards the darker fabrics. Trim to measure 2-1/2" if needed. Repeat this to make the larger half squares, using the 6 7/8" x 13 3/4" strips of Colors 1+2, trimming those if needed to 6-1/2"...

 

Next sew together three small half squares and one small Color 2 square, in the direction shown at left. Make four of those. Then sew together three half squares, and make four of those...
Sew each of the three half square units to the right side of a large half square. Add the three half squares plus square units to the tops...

Piece the block by joining these four units. First make rows, and then join the rows to make the block...on to Page 2!
Feb2000 Marcia Hohn

Traditional Block

pattern from http://www.quilterscache.com