In doing all this UFO work I had been using the 3.5" squares that I cut from the modern scraps as my leader/enders in the featherweight (which really works much better with a leader/ender).
Guess what, all 80 four patches are done for the Fourth of July pattern. That was with no effort! I am now sold on keeping a leader/ender project going!
Of course, the queen of the l/e projects is Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville.com. Did I tell you that I registered for one of her workshops that is being held in Bloomington, Indiana, at the Indiana Heritage Quilt Show in March? I went to grad school in Bloomington - such a great college town. And, I knew from looking at her calendar that she is booked through 2015, when I think she's coming to St. Louis. Who can wait more than 2 years for a great class?
Bonnie's latest mystery, Easy Street, will most likely be my next l/e project. The second clue posted this morning. Yesterday, I finally cut a few 2" strips and started on the first clue. Here are my B&W backgrounds and my constant fabric, the taupe.
There are over 200 quilters working on this mystery, per Bonnie's linky post from Monday. Some will have a completed top the day after the last clue posts. However, I will not be among that number! Our weekend forecast is for temps in the high 60s - crazy for December in the midwest. So, my time will likely be spent doing something other than sitting inside at the sewing machine.
If you think you might like to do this mystery sometime, go ahead and save each clue. Bonnie plans to use this pattern in her next book and will remove it from her site in June.
See what others have been working on this week. Click over to Confession of a Fabric Addict for a little Friday Whoop Whoop.