Another Leaders and Enders project is finally in the organizing stages!
This stage is always exciting to me because I get to add up the blocks and see if I have enough blocks and get an idea of how it may look sewn up!
I got this idea a few years ago from several quilts that I saw on the internet - the Swoon quilts. I immediately thought that this would make a really nice L&E quilt and drafted out the pattern quickly on paper to adapt it to my 2" squares. I did this a few years ago and then went about my regular piecing while making these 16-patches and 10-block half blocks.
Fast forward a few years and I had a couple of stacks of blocks! I decided to do some counting and some cutting to see where I was.
I discovered that I was 20 16-patch blocks short from enough!! Sigh! Oh well, I decided to continue with my cutting and organizing anyways so I can box it up and then put it aside for a bit longer.
I was very happy to to use the background cream fabric and brown fabric. they were purchased YEARS ago for another project, that I decided not to do, and these shades will not find themselves into a different quilt any time soon; so, it was great to use them up!
All the cutting is done and the half-square triangles are all pieced! Notice the one pieced brown triangle? I was just a bit short of this fabric so I decided to piece a couple of them - it's a scrap quilt anyways!! The red colour I have also had in my stash for a long time and I think that it will be perfect for the star points! More fabrics used from my stash! Yay!! I am still short of 16-patches but that is for another day!!
If you are unfamiliar with the concept of Leaders and Enders you can check out the video I made on them years ago.
So tell me - do you have a leaders and ender project on the go??