If you have been following my blog, you are aware that I have anywhere from 6-12 women come to my house once a month to work on Veteran quilts. Details about our adventures can be found on this the “We Honor Veterans” page.
For the most part, I have been too busy helping the women with their quilts to do one of my own. I have however have used the leftovers and pieced them into a postage stamp quilt (adapted with sashing- reasons over here). The top was entirely pieced as a “leader” or an “ender” so it has taken a while to get done. This week, I finally quilted and bound it so it is complete!
It is a lap sized quilt finishing at 36×45.
I used a serpentine stitch set at the widest width and length on my sewing machine. I choose the red only because the backing fabric is red. I wasn’t sure if I would like the red thread so bold on the white, but it turned out to be perfect.
I have enough squares to make another one and unless inspiration hits me differently the next one I make will be the same. Again I expect it to take a while as I will be piecing it strictly as a leader or an ender. Though I already have a great start…..
Now to get started on a new quilt so I can continue to piece.
Are you using leaders and enders to make bonus quilts?
Enjoy the Journey, Jackie