Veteran Leader and Ender Quilts

P1150133 (1024x768)_wmIf 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!

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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.P1150135 (1024x768)_wm

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…..

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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

  • Sandi Colwell

    That is just beautiful! I can’t even express how inspired I am by this quilt. Using leaders and enders is something I need to start doing. Great job, Jackie!

  • Diane Rincon

    I haven’t sewn with leaders and enders yet, but like the idea. Since I use thread bunnies, it wouldn’t be much of a stretch.

  • Katie’s Quilting Corner

    Yay for leader/ender projects! I really love this one.

  • I like the red stitching. Looks like fireworks 🙂

    • Jackie

      Thanks, I was a little hesitant about using the red thread, but it really does make the quilt.