Do you ever make leader and ender quilts?  Do you use scraps or coordinate the fabrics?  I have done both.  I am getting ready to start a new one and I think all this recent discussion on scrap bins (thank you Beth :)) is inspiring me to do a scrappy one this time. 

I would love to know what other quilters do for leader and ender quilts.

If you do not know what I mean, or if you have not tried it, check out this link

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Love this. I'm surprised at how much background fabric it uses for sashing, but it is big. I also like the one at the top in her header.

i do too. here is link to her tute for it .... it's called "twinkle star". would be very easy to expand the idea into lap, child or even a bed sized quilt.

if you have some free time to explore this site, it's great for ideas for scrap quilts, i like her writing style and her tutes are very well illustrated & explained. i probably spend waaaayyy too much time there! lollol

Ooooh - I do like this! I have loads of 2" squares that I've been using as leaders/enders. This would be a great way to use them!

The leader and ender system works great.  I used it to piece the leftover fabric from the XBlock ruler for my border.  It is ready to go even before I have to make it work.  It truly does save time on tedious blocks.

I cut more scraps last night. Why doesn't the pile go down!? LOL

well,Vickie...when you cut one in get 2!

Ha Ha  Ha! You have a point there. I'm trying to remember to cut them as I make them. Maybe eventually I'll get them under control.

When that happens, it will be a party for sure!

I am doing a Leader/Ender quilt in conjunction with my current project.

The pattern is 

My piecing is sort of a "crumb" and random thing to build the 6 1/2" X 12 1/2" units, which is working well. Don't know any of the other color plan yet, but I am doing it. This kind of piecing is very freeing.

I actually got out a drunkard path quilt that was cut up years ago out to do my leader and enders.  I have a plastic jar next to my chair so when they are done, drop them right on in.  Been assembling quilt tops lately so this works out real good. 


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