Beginners and Enders

flower6The Canadian Lilac does not smell like a lilac, but is very pretty.

flower3   Iris

Beginners and enders are small pieces that you sew together between sewing seams.  They make starting a seam much easier.  The needle doesn’t eat the beginning of the seam.

confettiConfetti is a king size quilt that was made with 2″ squares.  Using the 2″ pieces as beginners and enders made this quilt easy to make.  It took a long while to sew all the pieces but sewing for a few seconds between other seams made it effortless.

ufo2I had a stack of log cabin blocks in my ufo pile.  When I made them I was trying out a new “easy” way to make a log cabin block.  I don’t know why I didn’t finish them.  They only needed corners.

ufo1One day, as I was sewing, I needed some beginners and enders and spotted the log cabin blocks.  I could sew triangles on the corners as a beginner and ender and the blocks would be finished.  I would just have to square them up and sew them together.  In two days, I have four blocks ready to finish.  This ufo will be finished in no time at all.

I’ll look at my ufos differently now.  Maybe using them as beginners and enders will diminish the pile.

Have a great day and happy quilting.

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