Melissa has been busy making checkerboard sashings with her Leaders & Enders!
I just have to share her quilts with you because they are so cute….
After stalking your site and patterns for ages, and watching my friends make your patterns, I finally took the plunge. I cut up all my scraps smaller than 18 inches into the scrap users system.
My first pattern of yours I completed was a Trip Around The World which I sent you a picture of.
Check out the Elephants!
Reading your Adventures with Leaders and Enders book and using my new scrap system from your website, I was able to make the checkerboard sashing for not one but two Story Time Stars quilt tops for my great nieces.
Elephant Stars put together!
I am very pleased with how they turned out and these were the first I've pieced sashings and the stars were the only pieces I had to work on.
The rest of the quilts made itself, your Leaders and Enders process did the rest. Please see attached photos. Love your patterns and books and look forward to making more. I posted these same pictures on Facebook and credited you as the pattern maker.
Giraffe print Stars in this version!
Thank for for inspiring beginners!!So super cute and I know your great-nieces are going to love these as they grow up! Thank you so much for taking the time to share the photos with us, Melissa!
Melissa Peters. Omaha, NE.
You can find the free pattern for Story Time Stars under the Free Patterns tab at the top of the blog!
Learn more about Sewing with Leaders & Enders by finding the article by the same name under the Tips & Techniques tab and scrolling down to L!
As for today here in Quiltville ---much of it was spent at my desk, but still quiet and relaxing. It’s nice not having to use my teaching voice after several days in a row….time to be quiet and just listen to music and not have to TALK!
I have done some sewing –
This is how I am spending my late afternoon and into this evening! Incognito photo - stay tuned for next book! 1950 s wizard machine sewing like a dream. I love how vintage machines can power through thick bulky spots where plastic new models bog down and stitch in place.
And tonight I hope to be putting a few stitches into this with my feet up:
Old UFO getting new stitches, baptist fan style!
The weather is changing here in NC – we were barely in the 70s today. Temps will slowly drop from here over the next several weeks and that means thinking about snuggling under a hand quilting project while watching some tv. Let’s face it…a girl can’t be pedal to the metal ALL the time! I am aiming to slow down and relax just a bit more. This UFO is at least 8 years old if not older….It’s time to finish the hand quilting and call it done.
The only thing I would change?
I wish I had started with pearl cotton and big stitch quilting, but since I’ve already completed one row of fans all the way around the outside of the quilt, I’m not pulling it out to start over. Traditional little stitches it will be…with blue thread.
Have a great evening, everyone!