October 1997’s block was a 6” nine-patch

The finished block measures 6” square (1/2 inch unfinished).

Finished Block
  1. Cut four 2 1/2 inch square pieces from a light
    and five 2 1/2 inch square pieces from a contrasting fabric.
  2. Sew together three blocks for each row (alternating colors or using different colors) with a 1/4 inch seam allowance.
  1. Sew the three strips together along long sides, using a 1/4 inch seam allowance.
Your finished (unfinished) block should measure 6 1/2 inches.  Be sure to leave the seam allowance on the block, DO NOT cut it to the six inch finished size -- as the “finished” measurement represents the block size after it is sewn into a quilt top.

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