Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Back to Leaders and Enders

I had a large stash of 4-patch blocks made from the 2 inch squares that sit next to my sewing machine.  I decided that it was time to make use of them, before they overwhelmed my sewing area.  One of my favourite standards is a double Irish chain pattern.
I started by making the 25-patch blocks.  They are made with four 4-patch blocks, four 2-patch blocks, made with a white-on-white (WoW) fabric as one of the pieces, and a light coloured square.
Since I like to assembly-line sew, I made stacks of 4-patches etc., placing them in their block positions.  I made sure that the lighter fabrics in the 4-patches were pointing toward the centre of the block, and that the WoW squares were in the centre position on each side of the block.  I designed the layout of the quilt using Electric Quilt software, and found that I needed 18 blocks for my finished project.


  1. This is one I'd like to make someday. I've seen one on Little House on the Prairie series several times and just love the scrappiness of it. Once I get my scrap bins organized, I'll start my own leaders enders assembly.

  2. I can see the WOW pattern -- can't wait to see more. Thanks for sharing!


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