Instead of centering one quilt on the leaders, I started pinning about a half inch from the center mark and going out. The only disadvantage to this method is that you can only clamp one side of each quilt with the clamps that help keep the quilt sandwich nice and taut. That did not cause any problem with these two quilts.
I also popped this little flannel quilt on the machine and did a fast and easy basic leaf meander. Some lucky senior citizen will love the soft cozy warmth of this quilt made by my friend Jean.
Speaking of charity quilts, the Capital Quilters raffle quilt from the North Carolina Quilt Symposium in May made almost five thousand dollars in profits. It is all being donated to a program to stop hunger for the homeless in Raleigh. But that's not all...the Fletcher Foundation provided a matching amount, raising the total to almost ten thousand...and from there, other companies have continued to provide matching grants, raising the grand total to almost sixty thousand dollars! From one quilt! This is a tremendous fund-raising success. Congratulations to all who helped design, make, and sell tickets for this lovely quilt.
Have a great weekend, everyone!