Yankee Puzzle Variation
For the Yankee Puzzle Variation block you will need:

From your background cut four 3 7/8 inch squares

From a medium cut two 3 7/8 inch squares and four 3 1/2 inch squares

From a dark cut six 3 7/8 inch squares

Your finished Yankee Puzzle Variation block should measure 12 1/2 inches.
Measure carefully, cut and sew carefully, and you won't have any problems.

First, mark your background squares diagonally through the center. (This will be a cutting line when you are finished.) Place your medium square, right sides together, with the background. 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. (You can see directions on how to make diagonal half squares here. ) Your finished diagonal half-squares should measure exactly 3 1/2 inches.

Repeat with the remaining 3 7/8 inch squares. You will need:
Eight background and dark diagonal half squares

Four medium and dark diagonal half squares

Assemble into rows; you will need two like this

and two like this.

Follow diagram above to complete your Yankee Puzzle Variation block.

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.
Yankee Puzzle Variation Delaware Quilts August 2003

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