I have wanted to get involved in scrap quilting for a long time. I have played with it on and off. I had heard of leaders and enders quite a while ago at a guild meeting. It made sense and I tried it a little but mostly tried to plan my planned quits so I could use those pieces as leaders and enders.
Several years ago, some quilt buddies and I took a Scrap Theory class. I even bought the "special" ruler. After getting home and starting to cut my scraps into useable pieces, I realized that the theory used different sizes then the standard 2 1/2" etc. The scraps sizes would work the same in that they played well with each other, but they did not easily equate to the usual pattern sizes. I don't mind occasionally doing the math but not for each and every quilt. Anyway, I sort of abandoned cutting up my scraps.
I did have lots of 2 1/2" strips from several swaps I took part in. The strips mostly resulted in log cabin quilts-easy to do, great looking but been there, done that!
So, after reading all these blogs through Judy L's Patchwork Times, I have once again caught the scrap bug and this time I am going to follow through on it. I got out some of my scrap related books and patterns and even bought Bonnie K. Hunter's books. So, my research is done and I'm doing it!!!!!!
This UFO is about 5 years old. It is a Debbie Caffrey worms pattern. Our small group was working on it at a retreat. So, now it will be a leader/ender project.
I have started cutting into my 2 1/2" strips (for a few squares) and my stash-about an hour a day. I feel so good about what I have accomplished and where this is going.
Thank you all for your inspiration and your ideas. I just love this little corner of blog land!