Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Freedom - A Leaders and Enders Quilt

Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville fame shares her patterns with quilters around the world.  Bonnie is all about scrappy quilt-making and that is an idea that I can totally get behind.  The block design can be found on her Quiltville under free patterns.  A friend gifted me several different fabrics and the box had some red, white and blue fabrics.  This inspired me to pull some more fabrics from my stash to make up scrap-filled quilts.
I started this quilt back in March 2014.  This is my bin full of finished half-square-triangle blocks and the red, white and blue squares to make the split nine-patch.
I finally finished up all the blocks and had to play with the layout.  These blocks spent months being made while other projects were on-going.  Learn more about Leaders and Enders here.
This took way more moving of blocks than I thought but I finally came to a final layout that I liked.  I did sneak some wonky star blocks into the layout and I love how they work with the rest of the quilt.
When I was finished sewing all the blocks together the quilt asked very nicely for a couple borders.  I was happy to oblige.
I embroidered the label directly on the backing fabric (that red fabric).  The backing for this quilt is wide flannel that I pre-washed to control shrinking in the final quilt.  We'll see how well this works out when I wash the finished quilt.
I even got the whole thing loaded onto the frame!
And finished making the slightly scrappy binding.  Four fabrics just isn't all that scrappy.

A Quilting Chick

I'll be linking this one up with A Quilting Chick because, well, I have a leaders and enders project and she asked.  You should totally go check out the rest of the link members to see what they've been doing.

2 comments:

  1. Becca! Your split nine patch is gorgeous! The controlled palate is so striking. It looks fantastic. Thanks for linking up!

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  2. Mixing Friendship Star in with the straight lines is a very effective design! Those look like very small squares, and I could only wish for so many neutrals!

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