Alternate method for making a Square in a Square in a Square...
For the second square you will need a 4 1/2 inch square cut in quarters diagonally, just a tad bigger than above.
For the outside square you will need two 4 inch squares cut in half diagonally, again, just a little bit bigger than above.
Using the same directions as above, attach the second square to the center square. Press carefully, and carefully trim back evenly to 4 3/4 inches. I suggest you trim all four sides just a sliver, keeping the center square in the center. The diagram shows only the first and second square, you would trim the sides from the outer square the same way. Add the outer square and trim back evenly to your unfinished square of 6 1/2 inches.
Here are two diagrams of quilts that I've never made. The one on the right was for a Square in a Square in a Square swap that was done many years ago. A friend used this pattern to make some I Spy Blocks for her granddaughter, using the center squares for the eye spy blocks. It was a colorful quilt and was quite loved by both baby and parents. That baby is now expecting her own baby in July 2020, and I wonder if that quilt is still around.
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Updated June 13, 2020
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