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Arkansas Cross Roads
This is a four patch block, and fairly simple. You will need four colors, ranging from light to dark, in the same color family. We'll call the colors dark, medium, light, and background. I used greens and a white-on-white.

From your dark and your medium cut a strip 3 1/2 by 14 inches
From your background cut two 6 1/2 inch squares
From your light cut four 3 1/2 inch squares

First take your four light squares, and draw a line diagonally from one corner to the other.

Place two on opposite corners of the 6 1/2 inch background squares. Sew on the drawn line.

Trim 1/4 inch from the sewing line.

Press towards the light corners.
Next take your dark and medium strips and place them right sides together.

Sew a 1/4 inch seam.

Press open toward the dark fabric,

and then cut into four 3 1/2 inch units.

You can now make the four patch blocks,

and finally assemble the complete block. It should measure 12 1/2 inches when finished.

This pattern can be used for personal use only and can not be used commercially without the owner's permission. No copies may be made without the owner's permission. This includes the patterns as well as any graphics and/or instructions that are associated with a pattern.
Arkansas Cross Roads Delaware Quilts August 2001

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