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Thread: Leader Ender Challenge

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    Leader Ender Challenge

    Is any one else doing the Bonnie Hunter Summer Challenge?

    http://quiltville.blogspot.com/2017/...enge-rail.html

    Here is my attempt at this fun project. My hardest challenge is pressing the seams in the right directions so they all nest properly and being sure the four patch strip is turned in the right direction for nesting. I am having fun with this one.

    Lets see what everyone is doing. I would love to see pictures and your best tips for doing this one.

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    A lot of fabric selection went into this. First I wanted to use my scrapocalypse pile for the rails and make it really scrappy. I didn't like it. Then I tried making the rails in each direction the same. I didn't like that either. I settled on a more uniform look and all rails are the same.

    Please add your own pictures here for everyone to enjoy.
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    Oh, I like your pattern and colors.
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    Very pretty! I don't do leaders and enders because I get distracted and end up working on it to see what it looks like finished. The work I should be finishing gets neglected.

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    Just looked at the site since I really love your quilt and WOW you are brave to tackle this one with all those little four patches. Great colors.
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    Kool. I will be watching to see how this turnes out. BrendaK
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    Looking good! Have you really done enough sewing to have that much accomplished as a Leader/Ender project? I think you must be like me.. and just have to see what it's going to look like. (Tartan mentioned the same above).....

    I am thinking of doing it, but that is as far as it has gotten so far. I enjoy doing appliqué and so don't have a huge project of piecing to work on at the moment where I could use the leaders/enders.

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    beautiful color selection. I really like your pattern
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    I've spent two days cutting out the strips from my scraps and it doesn't look like I have touched the scrap pile lol. Haven't started on the squares yet.

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    Even though BH is the leader-ender queen, I am not doing this as a L&E. I picked the fabrics and sewing as a whole project.
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    ou are doing a great job!!!
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    That's the prettiest I've seen! I've seen a lot on Bonnie's open Facebook page, but I like yours the most I personally don't do leaders and Enders, but I think the challenge is cool.
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    Ube, I am not in it, but I just wanted to say that I love the colors you picked.
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    I like your colors and layout... Like others, when I try to do L&E, I end up doing the project to see what it will look like and get lost from my primary project. For what its worth, when I am struggling with which way to press seams and frequently having to change their direction, I just press everything open and then it always fits.

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    I have 10 blocks finished and I am doing totally scrappy other than the black/white strip. I will use some different whites. I cut a bunch of 6.5" lengths from my 1.5" strips and decided I really prefer to use longer strips and chain piece several before cutting. I started sorting a donation of leftover scraps and am finding lots of 1.5" by 6.5" strips! I guess I will use them as I go. At least I didn't need to cut them! Lol!

    I better check if I am ironing mine correctly. I always have some twisted seams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    Very pretty! I don't do leaders and enders because I get distracted and end up working on it to see what it looks like finished. The work I should be finishing gets neglected.
    I thought I was the only one who did that.

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    Great fabric selections Ube!

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltsRfun View Post
    I thought I was the only one who did that.
    Nope. I'm in the same club. I was supposed to be doing a UFO but I thought I'd do some L&E at the same time.
    Two hours later, nothing was done on the UFO but I had nine 16 patch blocks !

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    I'm doing a two rail fence (color and neutral) rather than Bonnie's specific project. I'm using 2" x 3.5" rectangles as L & Es--they are starting to stack up! She had mentioned the possibility of rail fence before the challenge, and I've wanted to make Attic Steps for a while, so I started a bit early hoping that she would choose rail fence.
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    What an interesting design.

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    I really like the colors you've chosen.

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    Okay, this motivated me to get started cutting rails at 1 ½ " x 5 ½ " and I will do colour blocks like a rainbow setting. I saw one on the Canadian Quilters FB page that looked really pretty, so while I am cutting colours for my crayon baby quilt, I have got 4 colours cut to bag up for this project. Thanks for posting and inspiring me to get going!

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    Okay, this motivated me to get started cutting rails at 1 ½ " x 5 ½ "

    The strips are cut 1.5 x 6.5" not 5.5"
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    Quote Originally Posted by ube quilting View Post
    Okay, this motivated me to get started cutting rails at 1 ½ " x 5 ½ "

    The strips are cut 1.5 x 6.5" not 5.5"

    oh oh... I need to go back and see where I got my figures....ugh!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thimblebug6000 View Post
    oh oh... I need to go back and see where I got my figures....ugh!
    I am not doing the one with the checkerboard, so I am okay with the 1 ½ x 5 ½ " cuts, whew! Mine is 4 coloured strips and one black. 1.5 x 5 = 7.5 minus 2. for the inside seams = 5.5 " right?

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    So glad there was no miss cuts 'cause then you have to create another quilt.
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