Leo’s Mane Sew Along

Sunday 4 October 2015

Sunday Stash and Stitching Report, week 40

I did a lot more stitching on La Passacaglia this week, and finished up three more rosette centres.
Then I did some arranging on the wall to find their final spots, and decided on the colours for their star points. This is becoming harder as the project gets closer to being finished, trying to keep the colours balanced, without one colour being to close to itself or too overwhelming. 
As of now, I think I have all the rosettes needed for the design as presented in the book. There are a few spots where I would like to add some more. So it could be counted as almost done, but I think there might be 4 or five more yet that I want to do. I'll know more when all these have their stars added to them and then I think I'll sew the whole thing together before I decide for sure whether I'm making more. The colours in the picture of the whole thing are off, and I don't seem to be able to get it true to real life, where it is lighter and brighter, especially the bottom left corner. It's a really grey day outside, which might have something to do with it.
Once I get the stars on these rosettes, I can count them as done, and the stash for them used. In the meantime, I did put together a very fast and easy baby/throw quilt last week, so I can count the yardage for that. I was out at Lens Mills yesterday, picking up some zippers and other odds and ends that I needed for the baby sewing I'm doing, and a couple of pieces of fabric usage;e for La Passacaglia added themselves to the cart, so there's a small added number.

Used this week:                                3.2 yards
Used this year:                             65.8 yards
Added this week:                               .75 yards
Added this year:                             99.5 yards
Net stash added:                              33.7 yards

I'm going to link up to Judy's Fabric Report and Kathy's Slow Sunday Stitching. After that, you'll find me making stars, and watching netflix.


  1. You won't know what to do with yourself when this quilt is done! Spectacular!!!

  2. Oh my how gorgeous! Love all the color and the design is smashing! Looking forward to how you will finish it!

  3. These are just marvelous eye candy . . . I could sit and look at them all day long!! You're doing a wonderful job with them!!! :)

  4. Your color choices are amazing!

  5. What a stunning quilt this is going to be. I love your latest blocks - they are very whimsical!

  6. I can hardly get over the beautiful layout. What a wonderful interpretation of the Passacaglia quilt, wonderful.

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  8. It is spectacular and the shot of the design wall is amazing. So interesting to see how you audition colours for the next part. WOW!

  9. This thing is just stunning... I don't have the patience to do something that takes such intricate work or so much time to complete. I'm very impatient with projects and want to finish them immediately. I admire your work ethic. :)


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