Ladders or castles

I finally found a new Leader and Ender project…. sort of.

After I finished the top for the Time to Sew quilt, I was left with several 2″ sashing strips in off white, as well as a decent sized chunk of the fabric.

I rarely work with pieces smaller than 2.5″, but I didn’t want to waste those strips. So I cut them in 2″ squares, and started collecting 2″ squares from my other leftovers.

Scrappy four patches make great L&E blocks because they are just so mindless.

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My original plan was to put them in a Jacob’s ladder layout… something like this:

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Though not that big… I did something similar in my Follow the Leader quilt, and I love it!

But then I was over on Mangofeet’s blog… if you follow her, you know she makes the most AMAZING quilts. One of the blocks she’s been making is the Sand Castle…

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And they are just so cool too? And now I can’t decide what all my little four patches should become when they  are done. What do you think?

While we’re deciding, here’s where all my other projects are at:

  • Celtic Dreams – Four blocks down, two to go! (More on that soon)
  • Garden Trellis  – This was the old L&E project. I have to cut the white squares and get this top together.
  • Pinkerville quilt – This one doesn’t have a proper name yet, but I’ve made a few blocks and I love them!
  • Unbe-Leaf-able – Those leaves are falling fast. I hope to finish this top soon!
  • Leader and Ender quilt – As you see above!

 

6 thoughts on “Ladders or castles

  1. Thanks for the shout out!
    Four patches are one of my favorites and I’ve been collecting ideas for using them – I even have a pinterest board devoted to just 4-patch-y quilts. The only problem is that I want to make one of every one of them! Where to start??? (Which is why I was so glad to see Bonnie Hunter’s Sand Castles in her newest book – perfect!)

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  2. Shirley

    I love four patches and all the possibilities. Of the two options you showed, I think they are both (equally) beautiful. Maybe the difference in how the background is done would be the deciding factor. Looking forward to seeing your project progress.

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