Rally Round - Page 2


Sew a Color 2 half square triangle to the left and to the top of a half square unit using a 1/4" seam and pressing seams towards the half square. Add a Color 1 half square triangle, pressing seams towards the larger half square. This unit should measure 3-1/2"; trim if needed. Make one more unit like this, and two more using Color 3 half square triangles, following the block drawing at the top of the pattern to be sure that the half squares are oriented in the right direction...


Now place a Color 2 square right sides together and outside edges aligned with a Color 3  3-1/2" square. Draw a faint line on the back of the small square along the diagonal, and sew ON this drawn line. Cut off the excess seam allowance, pressing the remainder towards the corner. Repeat this with another Color 2 square on the other top corner. Make one more unit like this and two more using Color 1  3-1/2" squares. This unit should measure 3-1/2"; trim if needed.


Next sew the Color 2  1-1/2" square right sides together to one end of a Color 1 rectangle. Stitch from a point 1/4" away from the right bottom edge of the square to the left edge. Press seam towards Color 1. Add a Color 3 rectangle to the left of this, pressing towards new strip. Now add a Color 1 rectangle to the bottom, and then a Color 3 strip to the right. Fold the top part of the block down, right sides together, to line up the remaining un-sewn seam. Stitch from previous starting point to the outer edge...


Now lay out all your pieced units as shown at left. Sew three horizontal rows, pressing the top and bottom row seams towards the center, and the middle row seams towards the outside. Join the rows and this block is done!

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Jan 4 2004  Marcia Hohn

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