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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Early Morning In The Quilting Room

I love leaders and enders and find it out of my comfort zone not to have a L/E project going. I've been working on the bow tie leader/ender challenge for quite a while and am now at the block count down. I needed to have 71 more blocks to finish my layout.

This morning, I decided to take my first 2 hours and get my remaining bow ties ready. I hope I didn't go crazy and cut way too many but if I did, I'll put them on the back.  And everyone knows if I don't have enough, I have lots of fabric to cut more from.


I start by cutting my background fabrics and lay them out for easy pick up.  Then I cut the bow tie fabrics and lay them out.


I pick the background fabric for the block and pin them together and put them in the yellow basket.  Then cut some more.  My scrap 2 1/2" bin is quite low now.  That's a good thing.


When I am sewing, I have a stack of 5 block kits by my machine.  I work on these 5 until they are finished.  Then I work on 5 more.  When I have 10 blocks, I pin them together and put them in another bin.  Then I want to see what they look like in a 4 patch block........you know what I'm talking about.  

When I get to this stage in the l/e project, I want to just sew the whole thing together.  But I'm trying to resist and keep working on my pineapple blocks.  I have a few more to go before I can lay the top out.  I'l love to have that ready to take with me tomorrow so my Binding Friends can help me with the layout.  We have so much fun doing that!  Ohhh, that would make a great Wednesday post.  Note to self, take camera, use camera!  

4 comments:

Mary said...

Never too many bow ties. I put mine together on the wall but didn't like the crazy layout. Back to the Design wall they will go next week...

scraphappy said...

Love the colors on your bowties! It gets so hard not to stop everything and finish it off when a project gets so close.

Quilter Kathy said...

Yes...self..do take your camera so we can see the ideas!! What a great organizational system you have going!

fancystitching said...

Oh how I admire your persistence on L/Es! This will be a gorgeous quilt when done.

I had great plans of using L/Es, but I can not make myself take the time to cut them out in the little bit of spare sewing time I have. And I SURELY am not as organized as you!

Way to go!