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Quilt Block Pattern

Modified Union
Modified Union Block


Size: 12" Finished
Beginner Level
Bonus Pattern

Cutting Instructions: (Includes pieces for both blocks)
Cutting directions involve the use of "template diagrams". If you've never worked with templates or would like a refresher course, refer to Working With Templates before cutting out the block pieces.

... Four rectangles 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" (Piece D)
... Four squares 2 7/8" x 2 7/8" (Piece E)
Holiday print Template Diagrams (PDF File)
... Cut one square using Template A
... Cut one square using Template G
Red print
... Sixteen squares 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" (Piece C)
... Four squares 2 7/8" x 2 7/8" (Piece E)

Green print
... Two squares 4 7/8" x 4 7/8" cut once diagonally. Yield: four half-square triangles (Piece B)
... Four squares 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" (Piece C)
... Four rectangles 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" (Piece D)
... Four strips 2 1/2" x 8 1/2" (Piece F)

Assembly Instructions: "Modified Union"
Step 1. Mark match points on Piece A and Piece B triangles. Referring to Diagram I, match points and sew triangles to square.
Step 2. On wrong side of cream 2 7/8" square, draw a diagonal line with marking tool of your choice. Referring to Diagram II, place cream square on red 2 7/8" square, right sides together. Sew 1/4" on each side of marked line; cut apart on marked line. Press open to make pieced squares. Make 8 total.
Step 3. Using Diagram III as a guide, assemble 'flying geese' unit and pieced square unit. Make 4 total.

Diagram I
Diagram I
Diagram II
Diagram II

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