Block 20: Red, Black & White

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Block 20: Red, Black & White

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Cutting Instructions:

From the white fabric, cut:

(1) 2 1/2” x 2 1/2” square

(8) 1 5/8” x 1 5/8” squares

(13) 1 1/2” x 1 1/2” squares

(4) 1” x 1” squares

 

From the red fabric, cut:

(2) 2 1/2” x 2 1/2” squares

(4) 1 5/8” x 1 5/8” squares

(8) 1 1/2” x 1 1/2” squares

 

From the black fabric, cut:

(4) 1 1/2” x 1 1/2” squares

(8) 1” x 1” squares

 

Assembly:

Half Square Triangles

Mark the wrong side of twelve white 1 1/2” squares in half diagonally once. Lay a marked white square over a red 1 1/2” square, right sides together. Sew a quarter inch from each side of the marked line. Cut apart on the marked line and press.

Trim each Half Square Triangle to 1” square. Make 20.

Repeat with the black 1 1/2″ squares to make 4.

 

Flying Geese

Mark the white 1 5/8″ squares in half diagonally once. Lay two white marked squares over a red 2 1/2″ square in diagonally opposite corners. Sew a quarter inch from the marked line on both sides. Cut apart and press.

Lay a marked white square over the corner of the red triangle. Sew a quarter inch from the marked line on both sides. Cut apart and press. Repeat with the other red triangle. Trim Flying Geese to 1″ x 1 1/2″ rectangle. Make 8 red and white Flying Geese.

Repeat with the red 1 5/8″ squares and the white 2 1/2″ square to make 4 white and red Flying Geese.

Block Assembly

Layout the block in rows. Sew each row together pressing seams in opposite directions so the rows lock.

Measures 4 1/2” square unfinished.

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