I originally saw this pattern in Judy Hopkins' Triangle Free Quilts book and it looked like the perfect way to use a large pile of 4" scraps I've had for nearly 20 years. I don't remember why I bought all these squares, but I do remember why I didn't use them up at the time. Many of them weren't actually square. But luckily fabric has ease and they were good enough for this simple pattern.
I actually cut the white one out as a leader-ender project at the beginning of the month and I would feed pieces through between my other projects, but once I got to the point of building the strips I couldn't resist turning my attention to finishing it.
When I cut out the plaid border I originally planned to use, I decided I didn't like the black plaid fabric with the white squares so I used another fabric from my stash for the border.
But, I'd already cut out the black plaid so I decided I should make another of the same pattern, but using black squares. This one I cut out and finished in barely more than one day. I didn't use it as a leader-ender project and I was a little more deliberate with my color arrangement on this one. It was quick and easy and was a nice break from my foundation piecing project.
Both versions are great, well done! I'm sure I've got that book somewhere, must dig it out and see what inspires me, although I rather like this pattern too.ReplyDelete
I've been working on such complicated blocks, it was nice to make something really simple.Delete
You are ready to have some BIG fun when your longarm arrives!!ReplyDelete
Yes I am. I am so looking forward to taking delivery. I will finally be able to finish the dozen or so flimsies I've been hoarding.Delete
THose are both so cool - its neat to see what happens when you change the background fabrics! and yay!! a long arm!!!ReplyDelete
Yeah, it's so hard to wait. I get to take delivery once our basement remodel is finished.Delete
What fun leader/ender project and a squirrel project that developed from the first. Also, these are perfect for practicing on your longarm. Thanks for linking up to TGIFF!ReplyDelete
Thanks for hosting the linkup.Delete
Two beautiful quilts.ReplyDelete
Thanks. They turned out better than I expected.Delete