All of that pinning!
All of that sewing!
During last night’s Quilt-Cam I was able to finish the last two seams and call this Leader & Ender project a TOP FINISH!
Is there anything that feels as good as getting that top together?
Yes, I know that finishing the quilting, and putting the last stitch into the binding are also great feats – but for me, I feel the most sense of accomplishment at the finish of the TOP! And I think that feeling is what carries me on to wanting to see it quilted and bound.
These pieces were all sewn as Leaders & Enders – NO CHEATING going on for me, so it took a year to get this project to this point. That is the whole purpose of a Leader & Ender project. It just grows on the side with little thought or effort. It’s a freebie in between everything else. It’s a fun distraction to see how it grows along the side. I love these Leader & Ender projects we have done together!
It really is a fun one!
All of these fabrics came from the 3.5” bin- older fabrics that had just been languishing in obscurity – because the print was big, or wild, or ugly –because they just needed to find the right project to use them up and let them shine like bits of stained glass in an old window.
Other fabrics? Favorites! Pieces I have loved so much with memories to match. It’s all in here, the good, the bad, the questionable, and the hideous!
Odd Bed-fellows! But it works!
You'll find the free pattern to start your own Lozenges Leader & Ender quilt under the free patterns tab at the top of the blog!
Next up –a BACKING!
These HAVE TO GO!
There are some fairly dated muddy browns in my stash – pieces that have been gifted or have lingered so long I forgot why I was even interested in this shade of brown..LOL There is quite a bit of brown in the top –and the way I figure it, EVERYTHING is better with a bit of chocolate –and that includes brights! There is one strip of leftover Lozenge units that can be sewn into this back too – so this is my job today. START a back. Hopefully finish a back. I’m not going all out as crazy with the orphan box as I did the past blue one – but who knows. A couple of orphans may just find a place to land in here.
What better way to spend a rainy day than home in the studio piecing up a back!
Have a terrific Wednesday, everyone!