05 August 2010
I'm out of pins.
I decided to do a leaders-and-enders quilt with liberated plus/cross blocks.
I did a lot of cutting the other night resulting in a few trays like this sitting next to my sewing machine.
I use pins as markers as well at to hold sets together. Each block has 10 pins in it in stage one. Hence, no pins in the pin-cushion!
If you haven't seen the tutorial for liberated cross quilts at Lollyquiltz, you should check it out.
She made this stunning quilt using her method:
The method I use for constructing the crosses is very similar to what Carla (Lollyquilts) recommends.
I got through a few of the leaders-and-enders as I made this block for the Common Threads quilt bee:
I was going to buy some more pins today, but the quilt shop didn't have rainbow ones. I need a variety of colors for my method (umm...it involves color-coding). But, at the thrift store across the street, I found the prettiest pyrex in the world, so I went home happy.