Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Sister's Choice Redux

Yesterday my Facebook feed reminded me that seven years ago I'd finished this Sister's Choice quilt that I'd made as a leader-ender project. I was trying to use up some of my Civil War stash and Sister's Choice seemed to be the perfect vehicle. I love this quilt. It pretty much made itself, the way leader-enders tend to do.

So I got to thinking about the scraps of Alison Glass and other super bright fabrics that I still have after making a couple of nice AG, et al. projects. My current real project consists of 22 columns of 12 pieces each, so I really need a leader-ender. The first eight columns seemed to take for ever using the old thread bunny.

I got out those scraps and spent some time pressing and cutting. Sister's Choice is wonderful because it is based on 2-1/2" units.

Yesterday afternoon I started leader-endering as I worked on assembling my columns and then sewing them together. 

I'm two Sister's Choice blocks in at this point. Here's one of them:

7 comments:

Pati said...

Sister's Choice has always been one of my favorite blocks! I love your quilt! And I'm sure the next one is going to be beautiful as well!

Frog Quilter said...

Love the fan neutral fabric!

Barbara Anne said...

Wizard!!

Hugs :)

Quiltdivajulie said...

I made a Sister's Choice years ago - it does lend itself well to being a leader ender effort. I LIKE the brighter colors in your new version.

Janet O. said...

This is a quilt I have always dreamed of making, but have yet to tackle. I do like your original, but your new version is going to spice things up. Won't that be fun?

Synthia said...

I can tell this is going to be a great quilt! Classic design for a Modern quilt.

Tanya said...

I've got the leader elder bin... maybe I need to start making Sister's Choice blocks... I need to make SOMETHING to turn the scrap user's system from the scrap SAVER'S system it has become!