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
Next take your dark and medium strips and place them right sides together.
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.
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.
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