Square in a Square Quilts

The new Inklingo Squares 00B shape collection works beautifully with Inklingo Half Square Triangles HST 00B.

Square in a Square

The 12 sizes of Triangles 00B and Squares 00B were made for each other!

It is easy to design dozens of quilts with just those two shape collections, but I have a few examples that use three shape collections.

The coloring is the same for all of them, so you can see the effect of changing a few blocks.

This is the quilt layout I showed yesterday, minus all of the 6 inch “Square in a Square” blocks. The other blocks (1.5, 3, and 4.5 inch) are the same.

If I was making this design, I would not print the 6 inch plain squares. They are easy to cut and sew without lines on the fabric (Cut 6.5 inch squares to allow for seam allowances.)

This is exactly the same layout except that I used Yin Yang 6 inch blocks. (All Inklingo shapes are named with the finished size.) I like the combination of curvy shapes and straight lines. There are 3 fabrics in some of the Yin Yang blocks.

This is the same quilt again, but with 6 inch LeMoyne Stars. I reversed the colors for the stars at the center of the quilt. This has possibilities too, but I am partial to curves, so let’s keep playing.

(If you are making LeMoyne Stars, be sure to see the sewing and pressing tips in a previous message.)

This is the same quilt with Drunkard’s Path 3 inch units used to make 6 inch blocks. Again, I reversed the colors for some of the blocks.

Drunkard’s Path is extremely versatile, and the Drunkard’s Path Design Book is free for a limited time.

This is the same quilt with Drunkard’s Path 2 inch units used to make 6 inch blocks. I really like this one! Maybe we should try adding colors.

I would play with the coloring a little longer before I made a final decision, but I think you get the idea.

This is just the tip of the iceberg. If you have Electric Quilt software, these shapes are easy to work with. It is fun to create many variations.

I have more which I might add in the next few days. Once you decide on a design, use Monkey’s Cheat Sheet to summarize what to print from each fabric and the yardage requirements (example). Inklingo makes that part easy.

Don’t forget to check on the special sale prices in yesterday’s message.

Thank you for visiting!

Linda & Monkey in Canada

New to Inklingo? Order and download free shapes and start sewing in the next few minutes. Quick Start (Always FREE.) There are triangles, diamonds, and squares in the free collection—great for dozens of different blocks.

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4 thoughts on “Square in a Square Quilts”

  1. Oh my! This would be WAY easier than the ruler method! A friend of mine is a certified instructor for the Square in a Square method, but I just can’t seem to be able to bring myself to learn it. But this…. hmmmm…. Thank you Linda & Monkey!!

  2. Hi Jillian, Anyone can design with Inklingo and sell the patterns!
    I am so busy creating the shape collections that there is not much time left for writing patterns.
    Until more pattern designers start using Inklingo, you can use Monkey’s Cheat Sheet to summarize the printing and the fabric requirements.
    I hope you are working on some patterns yourself! I know you love to design! 🙂

  3. Very inspiring Linda! When you going to find time write up and sell patterns too? Maybe you should consider an Inklingo Mystery quilt?


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