**Cutting instructions:**

**1.** From the floral fabric cut four 3 1/2-inch squares and four
2-inch squares.

**2.** Cut one
2-inch square from
the darker
fabric and eight 2 1/2-inch
squares.

Cut **all** the 2 1/2-inch squares from corner to corner forming **16
**triangles.

**3.** From the lighter material, cut four
2 x 5-inch rectangles and eight
2 1/2-inch
squares.

Also cut these 2 1/2-inch squares from corner to corner forming **16 **triangles.

**Piecing instructions:**

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**4.** With right sides together and using a
1/4-inch seam allowance, sew each of the darker triangles to a lighter
triangle
along the long sides. Press to the dark side and TRIM

the squares to 2-inches. You should end up with sixteen HST
(half-square triangle) squares like those in graphic 4.

**5.** Referring to the layout in graphic
5, piece together 2 of the HST squares with one of the small, floral
print squares. BE VERY CAREFUL that the triangles are facing the
right direction. The light triangle should face to the right with
the floral square on the right side. Repeat three times for a
total of four of these sections, one for each corner block. Press
seams in the same direction toward the floral square.

**6.** Referring to the
layout in graphic 6, piece together 2 of the HST
squares. BE VERY CAREFUL
that the triangles are facing the right direction. The light
triangles
should face to the left.
Repeat three times for a total of four of these pairs, one for each
corner block. Press seams in the same direction.

**7.** Sew the pair of
HST squares from step 6 to the right side of one of the large floral
squares. Press toward the floral square. Then sew a row
from step 5 above. Remember to pin at the intersection to ensure
that the points match as closely as possible.

**Assembly instructions:**
**8.** Using graphic 8
as a reference,
assemble the background rectangles, darker 2-inch square, and the units
from step 7 into rows. Press. Then sew the rows together to
make a finished block.

Your completed unfinished block
will measure 10 ½
inches.