
** Preparing
the Pieces and Sewing the Block ** 


First, cut your Color 1
21/2" x 10" strip into four 21/2" squares... 


Then cut the Color 1 41/2" x 26" strip into four 41/2" x 61/2" rectangles...



Then cut the Calico squares
on the diagonal to make triangles. You will need 36 of these triangles for the
block...



Next, mark lightly ON THE
BACK of the 85/8" x 171/4" strip a grid that will make
eighteen 27/8"
squares. Cut squares and then cut each one on the diagonal...



Start by sewing together all
your Color 1 small triangles to calico triangles, using a 1/4 " seam, pressing
seam allowances towards darker fabrics. Make 36 of these half squares...



Then join three of the half
square units as shown, again using 1/4" seams. Next make a row with TWO half
squares and one Color 1 2 1/2" square, and to the side of that add a Color 1 41/2" x 61/2" rectangle...



Then sew a row of FOUR half
squares to the bottom of that unit. Make FOUR of these....on to
Page
2!


Oct 1999 Marcia Hohn

pattern from http://www.quilterscache.com 
Traditional Block 
