There are MANY ways to Leader & Ender!
And some of you are still working on projects from past challenges and I want to stop and let you know that is PERFECTLY okay! Work on which ever project YOU want to as your Leader & Ender for 2015.
It is even okay if your 3” Leader & Ender challenge bow ties from several years back are still in the line up.
It’s not a race.
There is no deadline.
There is only loads of cheering happening over here every time you send me some photos to show me how your project has grown – seemingly all by itself, while you were working on other things.
Take a load of Kristie’s bow ties!
Just wanted to drop you a photo of my Bow Tie quilt top that I finished back in March. While I was working on it, I felt like I had made a million bow ties but actually I only made 1080.
I had the small bow tie quilt on my bucket list for many years as I saw an antique bow tie quilt in a magazine and just fell in love with it. So when you announced that the leader/ender project was going to be bow ties, I knew it was time.
I started on it September 2013 and finished the top in March 2015. I didn't work on it constantly once it was finished it was sort of bittersweet. I still miss making those tiny bow ties. It has 1080, 3" blocks.
It measures 90/108 and have a grand total of 6,480 pieces. :)
Thanks so much for the inspiration!
Have a wonderful and Blessed day!Kristie, this is WONDERFUL! All of those fabrics, all of those precious pieces! It’s a monumental quilt and you did it…one little seam at a time, at the end of a line of chain piecing something else.
And I do have to say that you piece-counters really crack me up. I rarely count pieces, and I certainly don’t want to know AHEAD of time just how many pieces will be in something because that gets my doubt factor going…can I do this? Do I WANT to do this?
I just sew and sew and sew, and it takes as long as it will take, and then if someone wants to tell me after the fact how many pieces are in it – FINE…but I don’t calculate ahead of time. I’d scare myself! LOL!
This was my yesterday!
I’ve nearly got the two quilts on the docket BOUND. All that is left is one side of the second one, and the stitching down of the hanging sleeve and the label.
I’m saving the table runner for last as it will be a quick accomplishment. And even if I don’t finish it this weekend, it can travel with me to Iowa and I can get it done during my time there.
Thank you SO MUCH for all the suggestions on what to watch on Netflix on yesterday’s blog post! Since your suggestions are all in the comments section of THAT POST I have book marked it for myself so I know what to look for next!
I settled in to watching Granite Flats, am part way through season 2 and it is SO FUN and perfect for stitching. There are 3 seasons so far and if you haven’t checked it out, do it.
The year is 1962 and the cold war is in full swing. If you lived through these years, it’s a great flash back! 3 amateur sleuths attempt to solve the mysteries happening in this small town….so quirky and fun.
This quilt got hung!
Small feats in cabin décor. The quilt has been here since the day we moved in, but we always forgot to pick up a piece of lathe to run through the sleeve and attach to the wall. It’s done!
It really fills in that big blank wall that just NEEDED a quilt, don’t you think?
Returning from an evening motorcycle ride --
Last night held the promise of a magnificent sunset – and believe me, it delivered! The clouds took on an ethereal pink color, lit from behind the clouds.
Within minutes the sky was on fire:
A quilter’s palette of promise!
It’s a scorcher today. Late July –it’s to be expected!
You’ll find me in the basement, tucked up into my comfy chair watching some more of Granite Flats!
Have a lovely Sunday, everyone!