30 April, 2009

While I Was Piecing...

... the latest blocks of the month together I ended up with this children's quilt as a dividend! I placed a pile of four inch squares beside my machine and joined them at the start and finish of every seam I was stitching, (Bonnie Hunter's "leader/ender" method) and before too long I had rows, and then, a finished top! I will take this to church with me this morning and the ladies of our Quilt Ministry will tie it and finish it off to the delight of a deserving child. If you haven't tried this technique it's worth considering, click on the link above for instructions. A little "prep" time pays off in a big way, you'll simply be amazed at just what can happen while you were piecing!

Life is Good!


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12 comments:

Quilt Hollow said...

Isn't it wonderful to get two for the work of one? Just a wee bit of effort really pays off. Good Job!!!

*karendianne. said...

I've never taken to the Leader/Ender but with this cutie here, I'm thinking I'm missing out!!!

The Calico Cat said...

I am a leader ender flunkie... I just don't sew like that... Right now I have two "blocks" sewn together in my machine waiting for the next two. (My sewing machine virtually lives in that state...)

& then there is the prep time....

The Calico Cat said...

But I love the quilt that you made!

paula, the quilter said...

I do like the leader/ender technique when I remember to do it. That quilt is so bright and cheerful, just what a child would like.

Karen Newman Fridy said...

Cute!! You're so organized!

(I'm so NOT!)

lov said...

i gave away a BUNCH of the fabric scraps today....and a lot of the scraps that were in my bucket are in this quilt!
HOW FUN!

(but i'm gonna need more scraps! :))

mamaspark said...

I do this too sometimes. You are right. It's amazing what can happen while you are piecing!

Quilting4U said...

That is going to make one happy child!!! What engaging colors!!

Tanya said...

OOOHHH What a beautiful and fun quilt!!! This is what I should be making now playing around with all my strange triangles and blocks. Your lovely quilt is just perfect for a child's charity quilt.

meggie said...

I do this too, & it is a great way to get a 'free' quilt!
Some lucky child is going to just adore this bright quilt!

Carrie P. said...

I am taking up that leader and ender technique. Just think how many quilts a person could finish.