For each block, you will need:
- (3) squares light fabric
- (4) squares dark fabric
- (2) half-square triangles (light and dark)
Bonnie Hunter's blog to see how Leaders and Enders work. Basically, I sew together two squares or one half-square triangle at the end of every seam I sew on whatever is the current project.
It's easy to tell I started this quilt soon after I inherited my Mother's fabric stash. Look at those classic 1980s calicos and tone-on-tone fabrics! This was probably my very first "Scraps Users System"collection -- many years before blogs were popular.
For a 65" X 95" quilt of 7" finished blocks, you will need 117 blocks. That adds up to:
- 462 dark squares
- 351 light squares
- 234 HSTs
By the way, I know I started this in 2000-2001 because this magazine from December 2000 was in the bin with the scraps:
I was inspired by this layout (the one in the magazine uses 2" squares and more darks and lights than my block):Any Log Cabin quilt layout will work with the split 9-patch. I'd love to see yours!
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