Leader/Ender Block Tutorial

I’ve finally finished these leader/ender blocks!

I’ve been asked to do a tutorial for these. They are very simple. For one 12 inch block, you will need 40 scrap squares cut at 2 inches, 8 background squares cut at 2 inches, and 4 background squares cut at 3 1/2 inches.

Make four 4 patches from scrap squares like this:

Make eight 4 patches from three scrappy squares and one background square. All four patches should measure 3 1/2 inches after being sewn.

Now lay out your four patches and solid squares like this:

Now sew the blocks into rows and sew the rows together. Once you have a bunch of blocks, it’s time to play!

I haven’t yet decided which layout I will use for my blocks. I might have to play some more. Have a great day!


About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing adult kids, and a former librarian. I love making everything from traditional quilts to art quilts. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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9 Responses to Leader/Ender Block Tutorial

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  2. Kathleen Kingsbury says:

    Thank you! I’m saving this for future use!

  3. Jan J says:

    Such a great quilt! It reminds me of quilts my granny made. Makes me want to cut a bundle of 30’s reproduction fabric I recently purchased for another project into small blocks. Thank you for sharing.

  4. Sandi says:

    Thank you for the tutorial! I love your blocks and the green background. Hugs,

  5. cindyinschertz says:

    Can you make a guess as to how much background fabric you used? Thank you,Cindy

    Sent from my iPad


  6. quiltipatti says:

    thanks for the tute. i’ve been eyeing this quilt quite frequently. may try one in a color theme or random brights. don’t hold your breath tho. patti in florida

  7. Nancy Roshto says:

    It’s beautiful. But you have a 4-patch turned wrong. Final photo, top row, second block, top right corner.

  8. Carolyn Sands says:

    Thanks for the tutorial. I love little pieces and scrappy blocks. I’ll have to give this a try.

  9. Pat Clark says:

    Thank you for showing what to do with an easy block using up our stash. You are the first blog I look at each morning. Want you to know how much I appreciate your blog.

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