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Saturday, June 29, 2013

Killing two birds with one stone.

Cut with no waste.
I like scrap quilts. I like Bonnie Hunter because she makes some great scrap quilts. I like Anita Grossman Solomon because she has some great patterns and methods for making blocks.
I recently read in Bonnie Hunters blog about making leader and ender block pieces which I have done before but I just sewed squares together. She said in her blog in an answer to someone about what size should they cut their scraps, that they find a pattern they want to make and cut the scraps accordingly.
Anyway I've wanted to try this square in a square method of Anita's but all my scraps had been cut into five inch squares and this pattern calls for bigger squares (6") so when I got some new scraps, I got busy cutting them for this block. This pile of block pieces now sits next to my sewing machine and I will sew these as leaders and enders while working on other projects. Just by working on my round robin quilt today I have three completed blocks. They will finish at 4.75 inch blocks.
I finished the top of my round robin quilt and will pin it tomorrow when the a/c goes back on. We've had some pretty hot weather and more coming our way. It was only 108 today and hotter for the next week. I hate hot weather.
Thanks for looking.

5 comments:

Suzanne Kistler said...

I have that same square orange plate! Great idea with the beginning and enders. I'm not sure I could keep one more thing organized at this point - I think I've maxxed out.

Your digital temperature readout made me groan. yep When I got up at 6am, it was already 78. bleah

Quiltedtime said...

I think this valley becomes hotter and hotter every year. I know it wasn't this hot last year at this time.

I like the idea of having a plate of beginnings and enders. I am always wanting to throw something scrappy together, but am always making the excuse that there are too many other projects to finish. Hmmmm......

sewmuchfun said...

Great work Barb! Cant wait to see the quilts :)

Sara Kelly said...

I've used beginners and enders to make wee compositions for coasters, postcards, etc. Sometimes they become more important than the project they're beginning and ending!

Sara Kelly said...

I've used beginners and enders to make wee compositions for coasters, postcards, etc. Sometimes they become more important than the project they're beginning and ending!