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.