Square in a Square – Comfort Quilt

A tutorial for a different way to do a square in a square block popped up while browsing Pinterest one day and I thought I’d give it a try. Place two squares of equal size on top of each other, right sides together. Then sew all four edges using a 1/4″ seam. Mark from corner to opposite corner then the next corner to corner. Carefully cut the “x” being sure to not cut into the seam. Fold out each cut section, press, and voila! there’s your block! It’s not a true square in a square as the points are lost, but it is a quick and easy method and I’m okay with the look.

I put them all together for a comfort quilt which will go to Hospice when completed. The blocks seemed awfully plain, so I appliqued a circle in the center of each block. This was quickly done in a day and now it’s (I bet you guessed it) hanging with the other flimsies waiting to be quilted. The inspiration will hit me one day, hopefully soon, to get them quilted and bound.

8 responses »

  1. Adding the circle sure gives more life and movement to these blocks! They almost look like Drunkards Path blocks now 😉

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  2. Laurie Jasany

    That’s really cute!

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  3. I love it! I have lots of fabrics to use for this and they will make lovely lap quilts for Hospice. Thank you for sharing.

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  4. Hi Joyce! What a clever idea. Quick and easy, and with the addition of the circles, a whole new spin on the block. Really cute idea. {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne

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