This is another popular block and very fast to put together. It’s a fun block to construct. This block, like many of the others we’ve made for thissampler, can be traced far back in American history. No new technique isintroduce with this one as Remember to use 1/4” seam allowance.
Follow these steps
1. Choose three different fabrics that you feel will work together in the block.2. You will need these pieces:a. 4 squares at 3 1/2” of the light fabricb. 1 square at 3 1/2” of the medium fabricc. 2 squares at 4 1/2” of the light fabricd. 2 squares at 4 1/2” of the dark fabric3. Take all 4 larger squares and make two sets; one light fabric and one dark fabric.Put them together with right sides facing and cut them in half as shown.from this to this…4. Sew 1/4" from the edge of the cut line on all four pieces. Iron towards the dark fabric. There should now be four squares that look like this.5. Cut these squares diagonally across as shown.6. Now pair them up, right sides together, making sure the light fabric is over thedark fabric. Pinch the pints in the middle so they line up and sew across thediagonal cut side. Iron the open. They should look like this.7. These squares will be slightly too big. The reason is that sometimes during thesewing and cutting process they get a bit skewed. So I made the original squares