For the Road to California you will need:

From your choice of light, I used white with red stars, cut two 4 7/8 inch squares and a 2 1/2 inch strip

From your choice of dark, I used the blue with stars, cut two 4 7/8 inch squares and one 2 1/2 inch strip



Step one: Sew, right sides together, your 2 1/2 inch strips. Cut into ten 2 1/2 inch segments.


Sew together into five four-patch blocks.
Step two: (You can find directions for making diagonal half squares with diagrams by following this link. . ) Place a dark block and a light block right sides together. Carefully draw a line down the center, corner to corner, diagonally across the block. (This will be a cutting line when you are finished.)

If you have a true 1/4 inch foot on your machine, you can sew on either side of this drawn line. If not, you will have to draw a second line on either side, exactly 1/4 inch from the first line. This will be your sewing line.

After you have sewn on your sewing line, 1/4 inch on either side of your corner to corner to line, you will cut this square in half on your cutting line. You will now have two diagonal half-squares, which should measure exactly 4 1/2 inches. Repeat with second set of 4 7/8 inch squares.

Step three: Make two sets like this

Step four: Make one set like this.

Sew the sets together in order.

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.
Road to California Delaware Quilts March 2000

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