May 17, 2016

Leader/Ender Linky Party!

I'm still in the "finishing up the top" stage on my last leader/ender.  The center is all together now and I started auditioning borders last night.  Here's where I was when I showed yall last week...

I'm hoping to have the top finished so I can show y'all by Friday!!  :)  Now a reminder, I'm starting a new project for my leader/ender.  I'm going to be making quilts for the local NICU for Threads of Love.  Here's the start of my first one...

As they need finished sizes of 36" x 42" they will go together quite quickly.  As a matter of fact, I have all of the centers done already and the HST's for the star points are made.  This is so bright and cheerful!  If you are interested in helping out with this worthy project, or just have scraps that you want to get rid or, please think about donating them to the cause.  The details are on last week's post here.

Now it's your turn!  Let me see how far you've gotten on your leaders/enders!!
A Quilting Chick

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Today I'll be linking up with Fabric Tuesday at Quilt Story.

May 10, 2016

New Leader/Ender Project!

Hello friends!  I know it's been a while but I have some exciting news to share!  I've been pushing hard to finish up my leader/ender project and I finally got it to the point where it has to go to main project to finish up.  Here's a shot...

 A Quilting Chick - Patches and Pinwheels

All of the 6-inch squares have been combined into 12-inch blocks as leaders/enders.  After laying it out to take this pic, everything is arranged so I can start putting it into a top!  :)  You know what that means???  New leader/ender project!

Which leads to my news.  I decided month's ago that it made a lot more sense to use my leader/ender space as a charity project.  And I knew exactly which charity I want to work with.  My gorgeous daughter, Cassidy, was born almost 2 months early.


She had to stay in the NICU for almost a month.  She'd barely come home from the hospital when I had to go back to work.  The nurses in the NICU were amazing and I'll never forget the little gifts that were given to her while there.  They really helped us through that trying time in our lives.   Now I want to give back.  Here in San Antonio is a group called Threads for Love.  They are in desperate need for quilts, blankets, knitted/crocheted caps, burial gowns, etc. (check their website for details). The quilts/blankets that they need are size 36" x 42" to drape over the incubators.  Here's the start of my new leader/ender project...

 Scrap Jar Star

This is a Scrap Jar Star block, designed by A Little Bit Biased.  I only need 9 blocks plus a top and bottom border to make the size they need.  I cannot wait to get these going and start helping out.

AND YOU CAN TOO!  If you'd like to help, I'll be collecting donated quilts or blankets from our community and dropping them off.  I'm going to start looking for a sponsor for this project and I think we'll break it down into quarters so for every item you donate during the quarter, you'll be entered for a prize.  Not sure what it'll be for the first quarter yet, but I'll definitely let you know.

If you don't have time to help with the sewing but still want to donate to the cause, I'll be accepting fabric and scrap donations to help make the quilts for these needing families.  Please contact me via email at and I'll give you the address to send to.

I'm so excited about this project and can't wait to see what this community can do to help!!!

Today I'm linking up with Patchwork Times, Cooking Up Quilts, Bits and Bobs, Love, Laugh, Quilt, Quilt Story, Freemotion by the River, and Blossom Heart Quilts.

April 19, 2016

Leader/Ender Linky Party

Hi All!  Today's our day to link up our  leader/ender projects!  To remind you, I'm working on Patches and Pinwheels.  Here's where I was last month...

March - Leader and Ender - Patches and Pinwheels

And here's my progress through this morning...

April Leader and Ender - Patches and Pinwheels

So an increase of 12 sets!!  I loved seeing this today.  I feel like I'm so close to being done.  But laying it out has shown me that I really need to work on yellow 36-patches.  A few more months and I think this should be done.

How about you?  Where are you on your leader/ender projects?  Link up below!

A Quilting Chick

Today I'll be linking up with Quilt Story for Fabric Tuesday, Freemotion by the River for Linky Tuesday, and Blossom Heart Quilts for Sew Cute Tuesday, Main Crush Monday at Cooking Up Quilts, Patchwork Times for Design Wall Monday, Design Board Monday at Bits & Bobs, and Monday Making at Love Laugh Quilt.