This makes a 9" block!

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** Preparing the Pieces and Sewing the Block **

Start by cutting the Color 2  2" x 16" strip into eight 2" squares...

 

 

Now cut the Color 3  3-1/2" x 14" strip into four 3-1/2" squares...

 

 

To sew the block's side units, first place a Color 2 square right sides together and outer edges aligned with the upper left corner of a Color 3 square. Lightly draw in the diagonal on the back of the small square and sew ON that drawn line. Cut off the excess seam allowance, pressing the remainder towards the corner. Repeat this with another Color 2 square on the upper right corner. Make four units like this. These should measure 3-1/2"...

 

 

Next, sew together a Color 2 and Color 3  2" x 8" strip along one long edge in a 1/4" seam. Press to darker side. Cut this apart at 2" intervals to make four pieced units. Repeat this with the last Color 2  2" x 8" strip and the Color 1 2" x 8" strip  to make four more pieced units in that color arrangement.  Now sew together one of each  color to make a four patch, again using a 1/4" seam. Press seam to one side. Make four units like these. These should measure 3-1/2"...

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June 5 2007 Marcia Hohn

Traditional  Block

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