Leo’s Mane Sew Along

Sunday, 27 March 2016

Slow Sunday Stitching and Stash Report

First off, before anything else, I want to wish everyone a Happy Easter. He is risen! Praise the Lord! Here’s a great song for this Easter Sunday.
I’ve been working a bit on my La Passacaglia again, and I have one of the borders almost finished. It took a bit of pondering to figure out how to get these borders on. I ended up laying the quilt out on a large table and chalking in the straight lines on the top and bottom of the quilt. Then I chalked in lines down the sides, making sure that the corners intersected where they would be hidden behind the quilt top in order to be able to mitre the corners. After that, I had to figure out how to transfer the chalk lines, which were on the front of the quilt, to the back of the quilt in order to have a straight line guide for pinning the borders on. I ended up doing basting through the chalk line so the thread would show on the back, and used that as my guide. Then there was more pinning and more basting to make sure nothing moved or shifted while I was hand stitching. I’m totally winging it here, so I hope everything lays flat and even once I’m done.Right now, the body of the quilt is looking fuller than the border fabric, due to all the seams. I’m hoping a good pressing will fix that.

I had a small amount of stash used this week, for the binding of a quilt. Past that point, nothing has changed since the last stash report 4 weeks ago.

Used this week:                      .7 yards
Used this year:                  10.15 yards
Added this week:                     0 yards
Added this year:                   5.5 yards
Net stash busted:                4.65 yards

I’m linking up to Judy’s Stash Report and Kathy’s Slow Sunday Stitching. After that, I’ll spend a little time for stitching before our Easter supper.


  1. omgosh... what a job it is to finish this up. It's beautiful. LeeAnna at not afraid of color

  2. Good luck with your project.

  3. Absolutely beautiful. Getting all those angles to work out for the border sounds like a bit of gymnastics, but it is so worth all the effort.

  4. Your quilt top is amazing and beautiful! I can only wish for the patience to make a quilt like that!

  5. Still so much in love with your La Passacaglia, wonderful work. Sure a complicated way to do borders. But you have to do what you have to do.

  6. Your quilt is coming along amazingly. I wonder how people quilt their La Pass quilts, as in what design they use. Do you know what you'll be doing?


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