You will be making all triangle squares for this block. You can see directions on how to make triangle squares (a.k.a. diagonal half squares) here. Your finished triangle squares should measure exactly 3 1/2 inches for the 12 inch finished block or 2 inches for the six inch finished block.
Repeat with all of your squares.
You need 12 like this and four like this
Now assemble in rows.
And make two rows like this, the middle two rows of the block.
Now assemble your Colorado Quilt block following the diagram below.
To make a 3 inch finished Colorado Quilt block cut 1 5/8 inch squares
To make a 9 inch finished Colorado Quilt block cut 3 1/8 inch squares
To make a 15 inch finished Colorado Quilt block cut 4 5/8 inch squares
To make a 18 inch finished Colorado Quilt block cut 5 3/8 inch squares
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Updated June 18, 2020
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