Saturday, October 30, 2010

Leaders and Enders

I've been cutting 1.5" squares from scraps and strips for quite a while and now they are piling up nicely! Using them and "Leaders and Enders" when sewing. Alternate squares are Jo Morton's background fabric from her "Crimson and Clover" line......a nice light that has faint lines to simulate "linen" or "homespun". I have been making them into little 5" Twenty-Five Patch blocks from Judie Rothermel's "Reproduction Quilts from the Civil War Era" seen in the photo. Of course, I have to be "different"!! Her blocks (inspired by a single little block she purchased) each contain only one fabric with the light...........mine contain 13 different prints alternating with the light! I am not the fastest quiltmaker in the world so it is nice to be able to occasionally make a "free" quilt that just happens!!


  1. Very nice. I like that you used the different fabrics.

  2. Just love that scrappy look Cyndi.
    I am not the fastest quilt maker in the world either but you know what they say about the snail :-) Keep having fun

  3. great block
    I have been cutting the 1 1/2" squares too for a long time
    I make postage stamp blocks with them
    10 x10 hopefully will be a full quilt one day!

  4. What a great use of all those little're going to have another treasure.

  5. Boy thats a whole lot of bits :) Looks good.