Wednesday, June 24, 2015

WIP: Postage Stamp Leader/Ender Update

So a few weeks ago I started a leader/ender postage stamp quilt project.  For those of you who don't know a WIP is a work in progress.  I'm no where near being done.  After all I need 120 1" blocks per row.  I have made some good progress though.

Leader/Ender project: Postage Stamp Quilt Update

So I've been sewing pairs as I sewed my squares to turn into half square triangles.  When I finished that I stopped and pressed all my pairs open to see just how far I've gotten on my leader/ender project.


That's how far I've gotten.  There are 40 pairs of 1" pairs.  I'm 20 pairs away from having the first row done.  I feel like that's a pretty good start.  I've been cutting up more fabric as I go just to keep the variety up.  I'm going to start sewing these pairs into four patch units as I start making my quilt top. When I run out of pairs I'll go back to sewing pairs.

The downside to these little bitty squares is the accuracy isn't as good as strip sewing or sewing larger blocks.  To keep from having huge headaches later on I'm going to square my four patches up as I go.  I will say that working on these little squares is a new experience.  Thankfully, I have no plans to repeat this project.

How is your leader ender project coming?  Are you using the tiny blocks or did you opt for one of the larger sizes?

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Melissa Shields
Melissa Shields

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1 comment:

  1. Wow. You are extremely patient in my book - I think I would not be able to finish this project at all. Can't wait to see it though.

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