Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Turning Scraps into Quilts one Leader and Ender at a time

Pictured are 25 quilt blocks made from my Scrap Salad box. I thought the box was full but after making 25 blocks the box is still full. Perhaps is it just a little aerated now. I like to keep these beside my machine when I am doing some piecing and before you know it you have a block assembled. With this particular one I sew the two centre pieces together on the long side. Then add a piece across the top and  the bottom. Next step is to join pairs of scraps on the short side and then add them to the sides. These pieces are 1 1/2" by 2 1/2". this design however will work with 2 1/2" by 4 1/2" pieces, and 3 1/2" by 6 1/2" pieces. I forget the 2" by? size as I don't use 2" strips very often. Once you have a good collection of little blocks made join them together alternating the direction of the centre pairs. No seams to match. another win-win block and project. This pile is enough to make a lap quilt or a baby quilt. Piecefully, Joanne
Linking with A Quilting Chick for her Leader and Ender challenge and later this week with Quilting is More Fun than Housework

12 comments:

  1. Best thing, no seams to match! and it looks good too.

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  2. Sounds like it would go fast, even with small pieces. Do you have each size strip in separate boxes or all in the same box?

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  3. Love your method. And these colors are beautiful.

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  4. Scrap Salad...I love that description. Great way to sew up those scraps and not having any seams to match is a real bonus! Thanks for linking up with Oh Scrap!

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  5. You blocks look wonderful and like a fabulous way to use up scraps. I love the description of your bin as a scrap salad! :)

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  6. Looks so rich and elegant - lovely Scrap Salad!
    Kathy T. in Tampa

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  7. Such a fun block. Always nice to have a leaders and enders project in the works.

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  8. Gorgeous! I love the colors.

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  9. What a great way to use smaller scraps!! Ba-rilliant!

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  10. Perfect leader/ender blocks. :) I know how you feel about the never-ending scraps. My box is still full and I've made several complete quilt tops completely from scraps. Sorry I didn't stop by sooner but for some reason I didn't get notified about your link. But I'm glad I found you. The blocks are gorgeous! :)

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  11. I have a drawer overflowing with blocks as a result of using the leader+ender method for assembling scrappy blocks. :- )

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  12. This is a wonderful scrap block pattern. Thanks for sharing ... :) Pat

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