There is a lot of Leader & Ender Lozenge-ing happening in between the seams at Quilt Villa!
It occurred to me that we haven’t had an update for a while…how are yours coming?
I know several fell so head over heels with this project that they dove right in and finished it within weeks.
((That is NOT a Leader & Ender project at that point, so I hope they had something ELSE they were using on the side!))
You will find all the details of the Leader & Ender Lozenges challenge under the Free Patterns tab at the top of the blog. Just scroll down to L!
These come together quickly with each Box Kite block I sew!
And yes, I am a marker ---I get the best results if I just draw a line though I know there are a gazillion other methods out there for sewing diagonals. I draw a line MOSTLY because the drawn line is my fold line, not my stitching line. If I sew ON that line, the triangle I fold over comes out too short every time. I just sew NEXT to the line….into the seam allowance side ((the cut off corner side)) So the drawn line ends up on top of my thread and the edges of my square meet the edges of my rectangle perfectly.
Yesterday's Lozenge Line up!
It’s about even count for yesterday – 22 Box Kite blocks assembled, and 28 Lozenge blocks made in the process. Who says Leaders & Enders are a waste of time?
My haul to date!
I am doing all the ones with black corners first. This way I can evenly distribute the colors between which ones get light corners and which get dark. I pin them in stacks of 10 so it is easy to keep count. I have 108 black ones done! About half what I need, and that makes me about 25% done!
I’ll be cutting more black 2” squares – I’m almost out of my variety.
I’d love to know if you are working on this project too – is it done? Have you stalled out on it? I love that the units are LARGE at 3.5” X 6.5” and cleared out oodles of stuff from my 3.5” strip drawer!
It’s a no-sew morning for me. It’s time to break away from the machine a bit. Mona ((Beanie’s Mom!)) and I are headed to town for a girl-friend lunch date and plan to spend some time getting pedicures and perhaps a bit of antiquing. Sounds fun!
Have a great Thursday, everyone!