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    Question square in a square in a square?

    thats the best way to describe it. is there such a quilt pattern that is not set on point? thanks, susan

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    Try a square in a square with a hour glass as the alternate block. This gives the illusion of square in a suare in a square set on point.

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    I think if you don't want a square set on point that you could make the center square the size of your choosing then add strips going around it in the width you want and as many as you want. Example start with a 5" square and add 2 1/2" strips around until you've reached the size you want (of course changing the fabric with each square).
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    Not on point would be a square with two rows of sashing the same width sewn to the center square. Is that what you mean?
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    I think the op means this:
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    square in a sqrare in a square

    exactly joyce, so i just make it up as i go for the first block. i thought so but thought it might have a name. thought i would do it in black and white fabrics for son. thanks for the help.
    Last edited by susaninkansas; 10-14-2012 at 10:11 AM. Reason: clarification

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    Hahaha,
    Boy, did I get that wrong.
    I originally read it as not wanting the center square to be on point.
    Too funny.

    Wouldn't your version be a variation of a log cabin block - regardless of the colors chosen for the borders?


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    Here is tutorial on one way to make it: http://www.quiltingboard.com/tutoria...oo-t14958.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo View Post
    Here is tutorial on one way to make it: http://www.quiltingboard.com/tutoria...oo-t14958.html
    Yikes - all that bias on the outside edges.

    I give up.
    Which block is Susan (the OP) talking about?
    Last edited by MTS; 10-14-2012 at 11:05 AM.

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    Illustrations sure are helpful!

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    mts has it right in the second illistration. i will look at variations of a log cabin. sorry for all the confusion. susan

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    Quote Originally Posted by susaninkansas View Post
    mts has it right in the second illistration. i will look at variations of a log cabin. sorry for all the confusion. susan
    Trust me, my confusion was all self-inflicted.
    (Usually is.)

    Don't get all caught up in the name of the block.

    Before I write this whole long sage about making a log cabin block and how wonderful and versitile the block is, is there something specific you're looking for or to do?

    If you post a bit more info, I'm sure you'll get your answers.

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    mts nothing specific just putting a square in a square in a square. making it in black and white fabrics. susan

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    How about this?
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