Assemble Four-Patch Blocks
1. Referring to Diagram 1, sew together one red check 5-1⁄2x42" strip and one mottled gray 5-1⁄2x42" strip to make a strip set. Press seam toward mottled gray (or press open to prevent bulk). Repeat to make a second strip set. Cut strip sets into fourteen 5-1⁄2"-wide segments total.
2. Join two segments to make a Four-Patch block (Diagram 2). Press seam in one direction or open. The Four-Patch block should be 10-1⁄2" square including seam allowances. Repeat to make seven Four-Patch blocks total.