At my last guild meeting I learned about leader enders. I had no idea what they were or how they worked, but I did some research and it\’s a really cool idea. You cut up squares or any shape and sew two together at the beginning and end of any seam that you are working on to ensure that your fabric doesn\’t get caught in the feed dogs.
The awesome thing is that you don\’t even realize you are doing it after awhile and you are making progress on another project at the same time you are working on your current one. I bought a 2in square die for my accuquilt this weekend and went about cutting hundreds of squares so that I could start my own leader/ender project.
Raccoon Creek Quilts is also having a leader ender challenge this month, so join in here if you are interested!
My quilt guild also is doing a Pizza Box challenge. Each month we get a box with a block we need to make, and at the end we get our own box back with 12 blocks made by 12 different people. This month was a paper pieced block. I was doing so well at paper piecing back in the summer and was becoming fearless, but I had a really big oops block and it scared me and haven\’t paper pieced since.
I also am working on an iPad cover tutorial. I made a test one yesterday and it came up about 1/2in too short, so I have made the adjustments and hopefully will make it tomorrow and get the tutorial up some time next week.