Three things to be happy about
(1) hard peppermint candy
(2) going thru your pocketbook
(3) being graceful
When I was a kid my grandmother used to sit and hum while she dug and dug and dug through her pocketbook. Me: "What you doing, Mama Brown?" Mama Brown: "Going through my pocketbook." Me: "Oh." I guess it made her happy.
Bonnie Hunter's Quilt-Cam always gets me going, sometimes in a whole new direction!
I saw her Idaho Square Dance Addicted to Scraps block in the May/June 2015 Quiltmaker Magazine and thought to myself, "Hmmm, maybe I'll have to make that one some day!"
But after I watched the latest Quilt Cam, guess what ... I want "someday" to be real soon!
It's her newest leader/ender project, using 1-1/2" squares ... 1-1/2"!! This calls for shortcuts using my 1-1/2" strips!
Just to test and make sure I want to have two leader/ender projects going at the same time, I started by sewing a light and dark strip together.
For maximum scrappy variety you'll want to use strips that are on the short side!
I cross cut the strips into 1-1/2" slices and resewed for the 4-patches.
For that strip at the bottom of the block I sewed a dark-light-dark combination and cross cut into 1-1/2" slices, then combined it with the 1-1/2" x 3-1/2" strip called for.
Looks good, this is definitely a candidate for leader/enders!
Sew together light-dark and dark-light-dark strips, cross cut into chunks - sew as directed!
I can switch these off with the lozenges I just cut fabric for, it'll keep me from getting bored with the same thing.
I'll be leaving today to spend a couple days with my sister in New Jersey, be back on Thursday afternoon. Have a great rest of the week everybody, sew forth and sew on til later!