Leader & Ender : Autumn Love

Last year (or possibly the year before?) I made a quilt top using some charm packs of Autumn Love by Lori Holt. I love autumn and everything about it. I love this fabric range with it's lovely warm colours and sweet prints... too bad I didn't love the initial quilt top I'd made. 
After unpicking the whole lot, I played around with the little squares and decided on this square in a square block.

To make one of these blocks, you need three x 2.5" squares. One for the centre of the block and the other two squares are cut diagonally to yield 4 HST's. 

Centre and sew two triangles to opposite sides of the square with a scant 1/4" seam. Press. Then centre and sew the other two triangles to the remaining sides of the square. Press the block well and trim down to 3.5" square.

I had all of these little prepared pieces in a small basket beside my sewing machine and it became my leader and ender project for a little while.

Before cutting up more pieces, I counted up my finished blocks and decided that I had enough to start putting them together.

Let's see where this goes...


  1. they are cute little blocks......

  2. Gorgeous fabrics make for a fun little quilt!

  3. This is darling and a great way to use up all the triangles I have trimmed off other projects where I snowballed a corner! Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. Looks good. Love the colours. Hugs, xx

  5. Anorina, this is precious!
    I hope to start a sorting project .... soon
    then I can get started on moving some of these bits and making some blankies for my grand babies (5) for their stuffies and such.
    Yours is just so sweet and you are always inspiring

  6. What a sweet project. Love the colors.

  7. I always enjoy reading your posts. Thank you.

  8. Oh my gosh! Unpicking all those squares.... such patience! I love what you've created now though. So bright and cheery.

  9. Well the unpicking was worth it as it now looks wonderful...
    Well done...xox

  10. Those blocks are so lovely together. A very happy cheery quilt.


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