August 2001

12" finished size (12 1/2" unfinished)





Cutting Directions:

Light: Cut 5 squares 3 7/8"  Divide 2 of them diagonally to make half square triangles.

Cut 4 squares 3 1/2"

Medium: Cut 3 squares 3 7/8"

Dark: Cut 1 square 6 7/8" and divide diagonally to make two half-square triangles.


Sewing Directions

On the back of the three 3 7/8" light squares, with a pencil lightly mark a line diagonally from corner to corner.  This will be your cutting line.  On another line on each side of that line, 1/4" away.  This will be your sewing line  (figure 1).  Layer a light square with a medium square, right sides together.  Sew the squares together on these two sewing lines and cut them on the cutting line.  Press out and you will have two half-square triangle blocks.




Using one of the Med-Light half square triangle blocks and 2 of the light half square triangles, assemble into a triangle by sewing the two light half square triangles to the square, matching short sides of the light triangles to the med triangle. (Figure 2)


Add a dark half square triangle to these two units. (Figure 3)



Take the other Med-Light half square triangle blocks and assemble into a four patch using the light squares (Figure 4)



Assemble the four resulting units into the block, following the shaded diagram for placement.  

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