It happened. The Leaders and Enders became their own project (almost). Somehow anything larger than a 2-inch seam feels too long to do between steps of a different project. So it became my Friday Night Sew In project for the first time that I joined it. Mostly it takes remembering.
I said “almost” because there are 32 blocks-in-progress that need rectangle pieces, the 1-inch squares sewn to the 1x 3 rectangles. They have to be made yet. So that is 64 leaders and enders till I put a square on each end. They are cut and ready to go. Only one got sewn tonight–chain piecing doesn’t pile up the L and E pieces very quickly.
So these 32 will be in process yet a while. No work on them tonight. Meanwhile, these got their fourth side sewn.
And pressed. I pinned them last night. Since random isn’t my thing, I did some playing with combinations. I’d wanted all four neutrals to be different; however, there are a couple where I decided the corner color mattered more. I have a range of very old fabric from my great aunt’s scrap bag and some very new and modern. I think in the total product, the mix will work.
And some got a pair of triangles.
I need to cut more triangles before I continue with these.
Tomorrow you can check out what others accomplished on FNSI and maybe next month you can play too. And If I don’t work any more on this project, I’ll link with Leaders and Enders next week, and on Sunday I’ll link with Oh Scrap! (Buttons for the last two in the sidebar.)
Here is the source of the block and what mine may look like when the blocks grow up–and a tutorial. Here is the first time I linked with Leaders and Enders, and here is a second link up with the same project. I have made some progress, slow though it be.