Saturday, July 03, 2021

New Leader/Ender Challenge

Shoo Fly, Shoo quilt
Did you see that Bonnie Hunter has posted the new Leader-Ender project for this year? Every July Bonnie has inspired us with a new scrappy challenge. Some years I have watched from the sidelines, or made a mini version, and sometimes I dive in head first, as I did for the Shoo Fly, Shoo challenge.

Here is the list of projects with the instruction link, followed by the link to my version if I made one:

2020 Easy Breezy - in progress
2019 Shoo Fly, Shoo  - my version
2018 Jewel Box Stars
2017 Rail Fence
2016 Hourglass - my quilt top
2015 Tumblers - my "tiny tumble" version
2014 Lozenges 
2013 Split 9 Patch
2012 Spools - my quilt top
2011 Cheddar BowTies 

And there you have it... 10 years of scrappy inspiration! I participated in 50% of the challenges, actually finished 2 of them, and have 2 fantastic quilt tops to finish... and last year's blocks ready to sew together. So will I start this year's challenge? Of course I will! I like to make these projects as a Rainbow Scrap Challenge and work my way through all the colours of scraps over the course of a year.

Here are my first 4 blocks for Fish School and some leftover blocks from purple month (one more easy breezy and 2 waffles).

Linking up to the Rainbow Scrap Challenge


LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Love seeing your versions of Bonnie's leaders and enders - especially the tiny tumblers! I just joined in with this challenge last year for the first time and have to decide what to do with my Easy Breezy blocks. I love your first fishy blocks, Kathy!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Thanks for the heads up, Kathy! I hadn't seen the new Leader/Ender Challenge. Off to check it out now...

ButterZ said...

I do like your fish blocks done in the same colours. The fish stands out. I might do scrappy but in the same colour way.
It’s just another little project to have fun making.

AnnieO said...

I think the fish blocks are cute—plenty of scraps could go towards that effort. I made about 60-70 Easy Breezy blocks and have an alternate setting I want to try. Your use of the leader-Enders for three different reasons is admirable!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I think I have done everyone of Bonnie's scrap challenges and plus'd them with the RSC - they work well together

Sara said...

Bonnie's Leader/Ender projects are always fun. I usually play with the blocks for awhile but haven't made enough for a whole quilt. I do have quite a few of the Shoo Fly blocks however. And the Fish School blocks are definitely something I'll have to play with.

Janet O. said...

There was no doubt in my mind that you would be joining. :)
I have enjoyed watching them all--and making none. LOL

Kathy S. said...

Your Shoo-Fly quilt is so pretty. I love all the scrappy goodness of it.

Kate said...

One of these years I'm going to be caught up enough with BH mystery quilts and other UFOs to play along with the leaders and enders challenge. I definitely have the scraps for it.

grammajudyb said...

Thanks for sharing your Leader and Ender projects! You encourage me! I did the Tumblers a few years ago! But yours is spectacular! And I have Shoo Fly Shoo blocks, but not many. I wimped out! I am considering the Fish School block! I have got to get these scraps under control! Your post may have given me the “kick in the pants” I needed! !

Ivani said...

Oh my! You have already made 4!!!