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Island Joins: A Demonstration with Square-in-a-Square

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Island Joins

A DEMONSTRATION WITH SQUARE-IN-A-SQUARE

Full-size Square-in-a-Square foundation pattern is on the pullout.

Leaf Dance, 121⁄4˝ × 121⁄4˝, Terrie Sandelin, quilted by Vickie Bajtelsmit, 2007

Some traditional blocks, such as Courthouse Steps and Square-in-a-Square, build from the inside out. Using the Island Joins method allows you to sew these separate blocks together so you can press seams open or pivot their direction for flatter seams.

square-in-a-square quilts

PREPARING THE FOUNDATION

3. If you are making either the

Center Star or the Four Stars mini, mark the patch placement letters on the foundation. Be sure to place the letters for the triangle patches outside the seam allowance of the center square.

1. As with the basic Fold and Sew patterns, pages 19–21, align adjoining seamlines that are separated by a seam allowance. Fold and crease. Note: You will need to fold the foundation both vertically and horizontally.

2. Mark the 1 ⁄4˝ seam allowance lines that surround the on-point squares.

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Diamond-on-a-Square

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DIAMOND-ON-A-SQUARE

◆ FINISHED FOUNDATION:

6½˝ × 6½ ˝

◆ TIME:

HOURS

Fabric Requirements

Three dark browns: 1⁄8 yard or scraps of each

Two tans: 1⁄8 yard or scraps of each

Burgundy: 1⁄8 yard or scraps

Two medium browns: 1⁄8 yard or scraps of each

Light brown: 1⁄8 yard or scraps

Cream: 1⁄8 yard or scraps

Cream/beige: 1⁄8 yard or scraps

Dark brown inner border: 1⁄8 yard

Mountain Mist, 11¾˝ × 11¾˝, Terrie Sandelin, 2007

Medium brown outer border:

1

⁄4 yard

Backing: 1 fat quarter

Binding: 1⁄4 yard

Cutting Instructions

Letters indicate fabric placement on the quilt layout diagram for the 13-Square—

Diamond-on-a-Square variation, right.

Patches

You may want to add an extra ½˝–1˝ to each strip length for minor cutting adjustments.

Cut each patch 1˝ × 1˝.

Dark brown (A): Cut a strip 1˝ × 8˝.

Crosscut into 8 patches.

Tan (B, K): Cut a strip 1˝ × 28˝.

Crosscut into 28 patches.

Tan (C, Q): Cut a strip 1˝ × 17˝.

Crosscut into 17 patches.

Burgundy (D, L, P): Cut a strip

1˝ × 28˝. Crosscut into 28 patches.

B D E F G H L H G F E D B

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Four Stars

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FOUR STARS

◆ FINISHED FOUNDATION:

7½˝ × 7½˝ ◆ TIME: 3

HOURS

Fabric Requirements

Cream: 1⁄8 yard or scraps

Brown print: 1⁄8 yard or scraps

Purple: scraps

Red-on-white print: scraps

Four red prints: scraps of each

Four blue prints: scraps of each

Four light brown prints: scraps of each

Red inner border: 1⁄8 yard

Brown outer border: 1⁄4 yard

Backing: 1 fat quarter

Binding: 1⁄4 yard

Cutting Instructions

Letters indicate fabric placement on the quilt layout diagram for the Square-in-a-Square—Four Stars variation, right.

The strip width for the center squares is 19⁄16˝. Most rulers do not have 1⁄16˝ divisions. Instead, line up the fabric halfway between the 1⁄2˝ and 5⁄8˝ marks.

Center squares

You may want to add an extra 1 ⁄2˝–1˝ to each strip length for minor cutting adjustments.

Trim the tips off the corner squares using the Square-in-a-Square patch template on the pullout.

9

13

Cream (B): Cut a strip 1 ⁄16˝ × 32 ⁄16˝.

Crosscut into 21 squares 19⁄16˝ × 19⁄16˝.

Two red prints (D, E): Cut 1 square

19⁄16˝ × 19⁄16˝ of each fabric.

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Everlasting Tree

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EVERLASTING TREE

◆ FINISHED FOUNDATION:

6¾˝ × 8¼˝

◆ TIME:

2

HOURS

Full-size Everlasting Tree foundation pattern is on the pullout. Note: Foundation is rotated 90° after sewing is completed.

Portal, 11½˝ × 13˝, Terrie Sandelin, 2007

Fabric Requirements

Dark purple: 1⁄8 yard or scraps

Cream: 1⁄8 yard or scraps

Teal print: 1⁄8 yard or scraps

1

Pale purple print: ⁄8 yard or scraps

1

Dark purple print: ⁄8 yard or scraps

Mottled: 1⁄8 yard or scraps

Turquoise inner border: 1⁄8 yard

Dark green outer border: 1⁄4 yard

Backing: 1 fat quarter

Binding: 1⁄8 yard

Cutting Instructions

There is no quilt layout diagram for this miniature. As you place your triangle patches, alternate light and dark.

Triangles

Sashing strips

You may want to add an extra ½˝ to each half-square triangle strip length for minor cutting adjustments.

Pale purple print: Cut a strip

11⁄4˝ × 83⁄4˝.

Trim the half-square triangle dog ears using either The Ruler Method:

Trimming Half-Square Triangles, page 50, or the ¾˝ Finished Half-Square

Triangle patch template on the pullout.

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Diagonal Rows

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DIAGONAL ROWS

◆ FINISHED FOUNDATION:

61⁄2˝ × 61⁄2˝

◆ TIME:

21⁄2

HOURS

Fabric Requirements

Dark blue: 1⁄8 yard or scraps

Medium blue: 1⁄8 yard or scraps

Two dark purples: 1⁄8 yard or scraps of each

Medium blue/purple: 1⁄8 yard or scraps

Light purple: 1⁄8 yard or scraps

Two dark greens: 1⁄8 yard or scraps of each

Blue: 1⁄8 yard or scraps

Purple: 1⁄8 yard or scraps

Green inner border: 1⁄8 yard

Purple outer border: 1⁄4 yard

Backing: 1 fat quarter

Binding: 1⁄4 yard

Cutting Instructions

Letters indicate fabric placement on the quilt layout diagram for the 13-Square—

Diagonal Rows variation, right.

Shadowfall, 111⁄2˝ × 111⁄2˝, Terrie Sandelin, 2007

Medium blue/purple (D, V): Cut a strip 1˝ × 8˝. Crosscut into 8 patches.

Dark green (E, U): Cut a strip

1˝ × 10˝. Crosscut into 10 patches.

Dark green (I, Q): Cut a strip

1˝ × 18˝. Crosscut into 18 patches.

Light purple (F, H, L, N, R, T): Cut strips 1˝ wide for a total of 52˝ in length. Crosscut into 52 patches.

Patches

Dark purple (G, M, S): Cut a strip

1˝ × 27˝. Crosscut into 27 patches.

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