Check your measurements very carefully. Each block should measure 12 1/2 inches when it is finished. Accuracy from beginning to end will assure that your blocks come out perfectly. Measure carefully, sew carefully, and you will have a perfect block.
We'll start off with the smaller diagonal half squares. First, mark your background squares diagonally through the center. (This will be a cutting line when you are finished.) Place your medium 3 7/8 inch square, right sides together, with the 3 7/8 inch background square. Sew on either side of the drawn line, exactly 1/4 inch from the first line. Cut this square in half on the cutting line. You will now have two diagonal half-squares, which should measure exactly 3 1/2 inches. Repeat with the second 3 7/8 inch squares.
Following the same directions above, make your larger diagonal half squares using the 6 7/8 inch squares. This will give you two 6 1/2 inch squares.
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Updated June 18, 2020
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