Assemble the Block
1. Sew together a solid pink triangle and a solid black triangle to make a triangle-square (Diagram 1). Press the seam allowance toward the black triangle. Repeat to make a total of 16 triangle-squares.
2. Join two triangle-squares into a pair. Add the pair to one side of a solid pink 4-1⁄2" square (Diagram 2). Then join two triangle-squares and a solid black 2-1⁄2" square to make a unit. Press the seam allowances in one direction. Then add the unit to the adjacent edge of the solid pink square to make a paw unit. Press the seam allowance toward the pink square. The pieced paw unit should measure 6-1⁄2" square, including the seam allowances. Repeat to make a total of four paw units.
3. Lay out the four paw units, the solid pink 2-1⁄2" square, and four solid black 2-1⁄2×6-1⁄2" rectangles in three horizontal rows (Diagram 3). Sew together the units in each row. Press the seam allowances toward the solid black 2-1⁄2×6-1⁄2" rectangles. Then join the rows to make a block (Block Assembly Diagram). Press the seam allowances toward the center row.