Leaders and Enders dilemma

A lady I know is moving house and while they are not downsizing, there will be less room in the new place.  The end result is that I have been a very happy receiver of goodies from her quilting room.  I was very happy to give these two books a new home.  
There are the cutest quilts in the Civil War Legacies by Carol Hopkins.  The Civil War sampler has some lovely blocks, but is also a very interesting read.
SCORE!  I didnt own any of Bonnie Hunters books, but now I do!  I learned all about Leaders and enders from following Bonnie, so it was great to have the patterns.  I am now trying to decide which pattern to choose as my new leader and ender for 2016. 
I love a good nine patch and Sisters Nine Patch ticks all the boxes!  How can you not love all those delicious red and white nine patches!  And I have loads of red and white stripes left over from my dresden plate quilt.
Then again Blue Ridge Beauty - a blue and white four patch combined with half square triangles is also tempting! 
OR perhaps I should throw caution to the wind and move away from controlled palettes and make this sweet quilt called Crab Apples, using all my 1 1/2" squares...I am sure I don't have 854 one and half inch squares, but then I have never counted them!
Ah decisions, decisions!  
Happy quilting Sue.


  1. fabulous books Sue, and I know you will make great use of them... looking forward to seeing what you decide for leaders/enders..

  2. Three great additions to your library. I've got to get a new leaders and Enders project figured out as well. It's amazing how quickly you can sew a second quilt while working on other things. Looks like you've got a few good ideas to choose from. Sometimes it's so hard to narrow it down.

  3. You have three great books there--I have them, too. Lots of great inspiration in their pages. You did score!
    I like each of the patterns you are pondering. I've made Crab Apples in Fall colors. It is a fun pattern.

  4. Lovely books Sue, I'm sure you will give them a good home :-) Have fun with your decision making!

  5. Great score, you will love Bonnie Hunters book i have them all. Her leader/ender principle is pure genius. Your right tho deciding which one will be the hard part 😊


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