As promised here is the first step in the Free Four All leaders and enders quilt. First off for a 56"x 64" quilt like the one here, you will need 448- 1 1/2" squares in your chain fabric (I'm using black) and 448- 1 1/2" squares from assorted scraps.
Sew a chain fabric to one of your scrappy fabrics to make a little two patch. Press your seams all toward the chain fabric or the scrappy fabric depending on which is darker. But you do want to press all of them the same way so they will but up against each other nicely in the next step.
Next sew your two patches into four patches as shown.
You should have 224 of these little beauties when you are done. If you want to adjust the size of your quilt note that each square finishes at 8" and there are 8- 1 1/2" chain squares and 8- 1 1/2" scrappy squares in each block.
Since this is a leaders and enders quilt and you will be sewing other wonderful projects while you make this one I'm giving you a little time to finish this step. I'll post the next step on the first Friday in November.
Keep me updated on your progress.