Him – you’ve got lots of strips on the bed – what are you making?
Her – that’s a new quilt for us, and those are my leader and ender strips.
Him – I know what leader and enders are, you talk about them often enough!
Isn’t that sweet – he can talk quilt talk!
And the strips in question are these, all stitched as leaders and enders, as DH knows.
Something I prepared earlier – as the TV cooks say
This week I’m working on stitching a few more Soul Searching blocks together. Although I’m sewing straight seams, there are a lot of pieces. I like to lay them out on top of the bed to make sure I have them in the correct order, using a completed block for reference. Then I pin them in pairs, sew them up, pin some more and make sure I have the strips right side up and not back to front. Yes, I have done that previously, and had to unpick.
With some dedicated sewing time slotted in this week, I’m pleased that I’ve got three more blocks stitched together. I’ve done lilac, pale pink, and bright pink blocks. These are quite big blocks at 29in square. So far, that’s six blocks stitched, and six more to go.
Three more Soul Searching blocks completed
It was nice to use some more of the pale pink fabrics which part of my daughter’s 50th Birthday quilt a couple of years ago. But as for those lilacs, that’s a whole different story. I cut these strips from a (yet another) long forgotten UFO which I started umpteen years ago, put it away, and forgot all about it. And rediscovered when I was looking for more lilac fabrics. Maybe one day it will get a chance to get worked on again when it finally ends up on my List of Six.