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Leader and Ender Challenge 2020

Every year, Bonnie Hunter posts a new leader & ender project on her blog.   The 2019 challenge was Shoo, Fly, Shoo blocks.   I chose the 4″ finished size and pieced a few of them. 

When I didn’t have time or take the time to cut out the HST triangles, I sewed Uneven 9-Patch blocks instead.

And then a surprise – the 2020 Leader & Ender Challenge is Easy Breezy which also finishes at 4″.

This gave me an idea for a layout.  I would have dark gray/black fabric in every Easy Breezy block, making a strong diagonal.

By combining two Shoo, Fly, Shoo or Uneven 9-Patch blocks with two Easy Breezy blocks and sashing, an interesting 9″ finished block was created.

Isn’t this fun?  I will have so many layout options to choose from.  My plan right now is to make 20 or 25  – 9″ blocks before deciding on a final layout.  I suspect that the quilt will end up with 35 blocks (5 x 7 layout), but will make that decision later.

I will also need to decide on the sashing color between the larger blocks.  The sashing width will be 1 1/2″ and I will use a different fabric & color than the smaller sashing.  For fun, I pulled out two Kona cotton solids to audition for the larger sashing.

Hmm  I don’t think that either of these is quite what I want.  Maybe a light green?  Time to dig through the stash again.

Hope you have time & fun digging through your own stash.