This makes an 8" block!

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You can also paper piece this if you'd like! CLICK HERE for the template! You need two copies! 

** Preparing the Pieces and Sewing the Block **

Start by cutting the Color 1 and 2   5" x 9" strips into four 2-1/2" x 4-1/2" rectangles of each...

Now cut the Color 3  5" x 10" strip into eight 2-1/2" squares. Cut the Color 2  2-1/2" x 10" strip into four 2-1/2" squares...
Now, to make the first rectangle unit, place a Color 3 square right sides together atop the left end of a Color 2 rectangle, with edges aligned. (I show them staggered here to show you what pieces I am using; yours need to be aligned) On the back of the top square lightly mark the diagonal. Sew ON this diagonal marking. Cut off the excess seam allowance. Press the remainder towards the center. Repeat this with another Color 1 square on the other end of the rectangle, noting the direction you need to draw and sew in.  Make four units like this. Trim to measure 2-1/2" x 4-1/2" if needed...

To make the second rectangle unit, use Color 1 rectangles and Color 2 squares on one end only. Make four units like this, again trimming to 2-1/2" x 4-1/2" if needed...on to Page 2!

Dec 2 2004  Marcia Hohn

Traditional  Block