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Thread: odd directions for block-square in a square in a square, i think

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    odd directions for block-square in a square in a square, i think

    a friend in England sent me these directions of a block she must make. it is confusing.It didn't show up. anyway, it says take smallest sq 3 1/2 inches and draw diagonal lines corner to corner. clip incision on one line. place signed square right sides and sew all around. leave 1/4" seam.cut on drawn lines and fold cut edges outwards. the 4 1/4 sq will fit this. so repeat and repeat again with larger squares of 5 1/4 and 6 1/2. I assume it is a square in a square in a square??? I'm trying to find directions for it online that I can send her. anyone?? this is kind of what I mean but they sew all around and clip and fold outward each time. http://delawarequilts.com/BOMs/SquareX3/index.html
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    That sounds like a nickle square quilt we had done once. You lose the points of the inner square when you sew them this way.

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    hmmm, the inner is to be signed but they didn't show a finished block. it would have helped. I will try go make one and tell her more if I get it done correctly.

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    Sounds like a version of the pineapple block I saw on youtube. I have no idea under what title though.

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    The link, you posted, seems to explain it pretty well. ???
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    Looks like a SiS. You can always give it a try with some scrap fabrics. The points are intact and the pictures help explain it all.
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    yes except the directions say to lay squares on top with diagonal lines drawn (and a slit cut in one) and stitch around. then cut on lines and fold out the triangles. lay another square on top and do same. I made one and will send pics to her. that may help.Thanks!!

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    Dang my head hurts when I read the original directions. Very odd indeed nativetexan.
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    I doubt my size of block was correct but think she will get the idea. I took pics as I did it. this one is ugly but was only trying out directions.
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    It would be helpful to us to see your pictures. I thought I could understand any quilt directions but I can't visualize this one. Help us out here.

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