I'm sure many of you are familiar with Bonnie Hunter's "leader/ender" technique. It's a way to make your scraps usable, keep thread waste at a minimum, and also helps to avoid having your machine "eat" the corners of your fabric when you start to sew. She has great articles on her website about this concept, so I won't waste a lot of time here explaining it. :)
After quite a few years of telling myself "I'm going to do that one day," I finally jumped on the bandwagon (or was I pushed by my good buddy, Robin? I'll never tell.) Either way, I'm completely hooked!
My question is...when does a leader/ender project jump over to the "real" project list? The easy part is blissfully adding little twosie and foursie squares to my ever growing stash, but now I think I'm ready to start assembling these babies into a full fledge quilt project! While working on the RRCB, I started sewing some of the 4 patches and HSTs together and before I knew it, I had these!
I plan to make this quilt 60"x 72", before borders. I'll need 120 of these 6" blocks. I'm almost positive I have enough of the 4 patches already sewn, but I think I'll have a few more HSTs left to sew.
I know I'm going to love this quilt! I love to see little squares of fabric from other projects. There are even some fabrics that belonged to my Nana in there...and at least one calico print from a dress I made for my daughter when she dreamed of being Laura Ingalls Wilder. sigh....Where did those days go? Awww...the memories.
I'd love to hear about your leader/ender projects!
p.s. Just want to say thank you , thank you for the kind comments on my RRCB quilt top!!