The Block starts with cutting 4 1/2" squares, 2 1/2" squares and 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" rectangles out of four different fabrics.
Next, using the 4 1/2" square tan fabric, 2 1/2" red fabrics, and 2 1/2" blue fabrics you make the corner block units. Marking the center with a diagonal line down the center of the 2 1/2" blocks. After you have marked all the 2 1/2" blocks you will then take the 4 red - 2 1/2" block and sew them on the top left corner of each of the 4 1/2" blocks using the diagonal line as a stitch line.
Then trim the corner back to 1/4" away from the seam and press open.
Repeat on the opposite corner with the 2 1/2" blue square.
Then follow with the remaining red 2 1/2" blocks to finish the corners all the way around.
Since the corner units are now done now is to make the outer in between block units. These are fairly easy by just joining the tan and blue 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" rectangles together and then pressing the seam to the dark.
Now it is time to layout the units to join them together to finish the block.
Sew all the rows individually and you will join them together.
The Finished unit! Now the 8th block of the 12 is done. These are so much fun.
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