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Thread: My Leaders and Enders Quilt

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    Senior Member laurlync's Avatar
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    This is my Double Irish Chain that I did as a leaders and enders quilt following Bonnie Hunter's pattern on Quiltville.com. The more blocks I got done, the more excited I got about getting it finished, so it quickly changed from a leaders and enders project to a main project. It still needs a border and to be quilted. I had to set it aside to work on Christmas projects and am now quilting a 106" square quilt for my DS and soon to be DDIL. They are getting married in April and the shower will be next month.
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    Awesome. I really need to do that too. LOL How hard was it to get organized for that?

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    Very pretty!!!

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    Beautiful!! I am doing the same with all the brown and white scraps from a quilt that I have stacked next to my machine.

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    Stunning...really fresh and bright. Can't wait to see when it's finished.

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    I love your quilt!! I'll have to check this out at quiltville :)

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    Hum... now why didnt I think of that? Great quilt!

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    I made two 9 patch baby quilts from leaders and enders. One was in blue,yellow,green and white; the other was totally unplanned all the colors + white/tan for the lights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by franie
    Awesome. I really need to do that too. LOL How hard was it to get organized for that?
    It wasn't difficult at all, I just cut 2" strips from LOTS of different fabrics and subcut into 2" squares. I used one foil baking pan to put all the light squares in and one for all the dark squares. (These pans stack easily. I also have some with other size squares and various size strips just waiting to be put together.)

    When I had a few minutes, I would sit down with both pans and pair up one dark with one light placing them right sides together. I stacked the pairs turning each slightly to make it easy to pick up just one pair at a time. I kept a stack or two at my machine while sewing other quilts and sewed one pair at the end of each chain stitching group. I was amazed how quickly the pairs piled up and soon the pairs turned into 4 patches.

    It was a really fun project.

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    That's really nice! What a great way to use up small pieces.
    Janie

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    I love it!

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    Great scrappy--I too use squares for L & E's.

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    It's lovely!

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    Beautiful!

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    Beautiful!

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    I love it. So clean and fresh looking.

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    Thanks, everyone! I can't wait to get it quilted and in use. I have meandering pretty much down, but would like to get better at other FMQ patterns. Since this was a "bonus" leaders and enders quilt and is just for me, I may get brave...we'll see! LOL

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    love it

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    Beautiful! And what a great idea for using up the scraps.

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    Beautiful :!:

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    Very pretty! Thanks for your encouragement, have to try one myself one day.

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    Learn something everytime I get on this site. Love the patterns but have not made one yet. I too cut all my left over fabrics from a quit into different size squares * pt in ziplocks. This would be a perfect way to use them up.

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    Love your quilt and your idea for the leaders and enders, will keep this in mind for all my extra squares I have cut and stored in plastic shoe boxes.

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    I LOVE it!! Great idea on the leaders and enders :D:D:D

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    Absolutely beautiful.

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