“Shoo Fly” Leader/Ender Challenge

For the past 9 years Bonnie K. Hunter has issued a Leader/Ender challenge for her blog readers (quiltville.blogspot.com). She generally posts an idea for using scraps each July 4th. Bonnie chooses a block or a patchwork element in the public domain so as not in infringe on anyone’s copyrighted design. The challenge for 2019 is “Shoo, Fly, Shoo!” Click here to link to Bonnie’s blog post and read her tutorials for two sizes of “Shoo Fly” blocks.

After reading her blog post, I decided to use the squares, already cut, from my scrap user’s system, to make a slightly different size “Shoo Fly.” My “Four Patches” are made from 1 1/2″ squares, and the half square triangles are made from 2 1/2″ squares.

Perhaps you wonder what the advantages of Leader/Ender sewing are. Here’s a link to Bonnie’s explanation. I plan to make “Shoo Fly” blocks as a secondary project as I sew on several primary projects. In addition, I want to make a block a day even on the days I don’t have much dedicated sewing time. I plan to make a lap quilt of these “Shoo Fly” blocks, and I’ll keep you posted on my progress.

Are you joining Bonnie’s Leader/Ender challenge this year?

3 thoughts on ““Shoo Fly” Leader/Ender Challenge

  1. I often think about doing a leader/ender project but I don’t get myself organized before I sit down to work on a project…I must do something about that!! I’ll be following your progress with the Shoo fly 🙂

  2. Not doing her challenge but I will sew along with you. I have HUNDREDS of 2 1/2 inch pieces crying to be used.

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