Quite some ago a blog reader sent me a box of scraps. In the box were a stack of squares. I thought they were 5″ charm squares but soon realized that they were 6″ squares. I didn’t know what I was going to do with them. They all seamed to coordinate. I pondered it then thought why not make a simple quilt top of squares.
I’ve been working on it leader and ender style over the last couple months. (If you haven’t heard of leaders and enders follow this link) Here it is. Simple. Very Simple. Once it gets some machine quilting it will perk up a bit.
I always feel a little guilty that I don’t sew more quilt tops for charity. Though simple, this one I did and once finished will keep someone warm.
I have this now sitting by sewing machine.It’s a bag of 3 1/2″ squares. I bought it at the thrift store awhile back for $1. I counted up the squares. Then cut and added a few more of my own. This I’ll work on a leader and ender. I can never find a good boy baby quilt so this is going to be simple square in the center with a border. Then I think I’ll add a fun novelty print for a backing.
All of this is very simple sewing…To some, it’s nothing at all simply sewing square together..for me, I love watching a simple quilt come to life while I am sewing something more complicated. Some projects I hate to work on as leaders and enders. For me, the spool blocks and the bow tie blocks that Bonnie Hunter challenged us to do were too hard to do as leaders and enders. I like a simpler block that I don’t have to keep track of so many pieces for.
This has been fun for me..and a great way to use up fabric that coordinates but I don’t love.