27 November, 2007

Follow The Leaders (And Enders, Too)

I'm sewing more strings into more diamonds for even more string stars! Today I decided to grab up my bin of two inch squares while stitching away and create some bonus little two patches, employing Bonnie of Quiltville's Leader/Ender chain-piecing method. This made so much sense to me when I read about the technique, I have always used a thread "mouse" to start and stop sewing rows, why not have all that extra stitching pay off? Well, it does yield quite a bumper crop of dividends, and quickly too! Look at them all paired up there on the left. Next step? Four-patches. And sew it goes... (sorry, I couldn't help myself!) Thanks, Bonnie; you're a wonder!

Life is Good!

7 comments:

Quilt Memories said...

Doesn't sewing make life even MORE good?

Bonnie said...

whooowhoooo!!! We'll cover NC with bonus 4 patches!! :cD way to go! Your string stars are looking great too!

Bonnie

quiltkeemosabe said...

Glad you got some sewing time in. Good therapy, right? Looks good.

quiltteacher said...

You are getting ahead of the game! Keep it up.

Salem Stitcher said...

I knew I was sending my scraps to a good home! We missed you at bee last night. Quiltkeemosabe had a little quilt top put together using some of the scraps you shared with her. It was wonderful! Sharing is good all the way around!

Karen Dianne Lee said...

Wow! You're making me feel so inspired this morning. I was going to read but maybe not now!

QuiltingFitzy said...

I'm an overtime-by-choice elf too. Many a Christmas I have burned the midnight oil taking the last few stitches. It's part of the season for me. Besides, I'm waiting to see Santa!