My quilting thoughts and inspirations sprinkled with a glimpse of life down on the farm

Wednesday, December 6, 2023

December Day Six

At the start of the year I started a new scrappy, leader-ender project. Bonnie Hunter (of Quiltville) offers a scrap friendly block pattern and challenge each year and I decided to hop on board with the 2022-2023 one called Triple Treat.
(This challenge has expired and she's on to another scrappy block but that's ok!)
The blocks sewed together quickly and well. I liked that as well as using a bunch of smaller squares, it also used larger pieces, so it was a good scrap buster.
These were my first blocks —
(Bonnie wrote the pattern using 1½" squares, I used 2".)
On and off, I sewed and sewed. It was a good project to spend an afternoon sorting and cutting scraps, and then prep for sewing. The blocks didn't take very long to put together and so they were very more-ish and at times deviated from being a leader-ender project!!
Enough was enough though and I finally decided to stop sewing them.
This was my first attempt —
I loved the effect but I wasn't entirely happy with it - too long and skinny. I decided to add one more strip which balanced it a bit better.
Ready to Roll —
I raided a pile of fat quarters for the backing — 
Ready to baste —
And now it's ready for quilting. I'm not sure when that will happen but I'm ready to go the moment I find the time!
I quickly took this photo of the basted top tonight so please excuse the shadowy-ness. It sits on top of our king bed nicely, which means it will be perfect for the queen bed in the spare room. Or a quilt with lots of overhang on one of the single sized beds!
'til next time,
happy stitches,


  1. Looks fantastic Raewyn, it always amazes mw how scraps can come together and make a wonderful quilt ( I should know better by now!!)

  2. That is a great scrap quilt. I love blocks that create chains. It was a good call to add another row!

  3. What an effective leader and ender. Looking good.

  4. A great pattern to use up scraps and looks great all sewn together.
    Maria lifeontheblock.


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