Leaders/Enders Progress—and Scrap Happy

Another project I worked on during the virtual retreat was attaching 4-patch blocks to their alternate blocks for their last round as leaders/enders. These 2-inch squares have been leaders and enders for forever—at least 2 years, maybe 3. Of course their use had been interrupted by two other leader/ender projects: Star Kissed https://knitnkwilt.wordpress.com/2020/05/14/star-kissed-1-is-finished/ and Irish Star https://knitnkwilt.wordpress.com/2020/04/15/irish-star-2-top-finished/

After this step was finished at the retreat, it was time for them to graduate and become a project. So after a while, I laid them out and did a bit of rearranging so that fabrics that drew attention to themselves were somewhat spaced. Then sewed.

36 x 36

It won’t make it to this year’s Toy and Joy, but the fire fighters need the quilts (and quilts get delivered) all year. Usually a fire fighter representative picks a dramatically large batch up at the December meeting, but with Covid and virtual meetings quilts had to be dropped off early November. It will just not get to the guild’s total, and that’s not the end of the world. It will augment next year’s.

This top is made 100% from scraps. There were only threads remaining after I cut the 72 squares for the alternate blocks. If you like Scrappy projects, check out Kate’s blog and follow links that are there. https://talltalesfromchiconia.wordpress.com/

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7 responses to “Leaders/Enders Progress—and Scrap Happy

  1. I love the colour scheme, it reminds me of mother-of-pearl. A great addition to Sunday’s ScrapHappy post 🙂

  2. Isn’t it amazing how leader/enders just sort of putt-putt along in the background and then Poof! Suddenly a quilt appears! This one is so nice, and Kate is right that it looks like mother of pearl 🙂

  3. mlmcspadden

    Great work of scraps!

  4. Susan Nixon

    I’ve been trying to find time to read blogs for days! Finally, I see what your leader ender project has been, and it is a beautiful donation!

  5. A virtual retreat sounds like a fun thing to do while we are all basically stuck at home all the time! The quilt is coming along nicely! I love how scraps that could have been thrown away can become a nice cozy quilt!

  6. Yes, I follow Kate’s blog, too, though I usually miss the deadlines for OMG!

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