I think this is one of my all time favorite simple leaders and enders scrap patterns. I call it Four Squared because it uses a combination of 4 and 6 patch units. There is such a nice simplicity in square roots, isn't there? This isn't my original pattern, but I've seen it in so many places that I wouldn't even know who to give credit too for the pattern. I paired up all of my 2.5 inch squares and worked them through to two patches. Then I paired those up to make four patches. LOTS and LOTS of 4 patches. I used every single blue square I owned and then dug into strips to cut a few more. It felt good to get them sewn up.
24 of them got sashed with 2.5 inch white on white strips. The sides are cut to 4.5 and the top and bottom are cut to 8.5 inches. Those get sewn on and pressed toward the sashing.
The remaining 96 of them got sewn together into groups of four to make 24 of these super cute 16 patches. I tried not to have the same fabric show up twice in a square, but it didn't always work out that way.
The plan is to set these together 6 by 8 squares and add a simple border. I have in-laws visiting, so the sewing will have to wait for a bit. Still, I should be able to get the top done this weekend. Wish me luck.