Leo’s Mane Sew Along

Sunday 28 October 2018

Slow Sunday Stitching

It’s a wet and gloomy day out there today which makes it a prefect day for being indoors and slowly stitching. I was hoping for sunny though, or at least cloudy and dry because I wanted to do my photos outside where the light is good. But I had to make do with the living room area where there was enough room to spread out after re-arranging a couple of things. I’m making good progress on Friendship’s Chain. Only 2 1/2 chains left to finish. After that I just need to sew this last row in place and it is done. It is so exciting and so much fun to get a quilt from design concept to actually finished. It is all English Paper Pieced. The pattern is almost finished as well and is being edited by a good friend of mine. The finish of this quilt and the finish of the pattern might just happen close to the same time.

And of course, like most quilters. I have my next project already in my head and into a drawing in Electric Quilt. I want to take this compass that I did a while ago and make it into something more.

Here is the concept drawing from Electric Quilt. The colours aren’t accurate to what I want to use and the background fabric of the compass is out of scale, but it is close enough to get the general idea of where I want it to go. The red will probably get switched out for something else since there isn’t any red in any of the fabrics I’ll be using. But there’s lots of time to decide before I get there. I have all the fabrics that I need for the backgrounds and borders now in my possession. So as soon as Friendship Chain is done I can start this. It is acting as a great motivator. I’m linking up to Kathy’s Slow Sunday Stitching and then I’ll be getting back to my stitching.


  1. Oh my, your Friendship Quilt is looking a treat. How beautiful it is with all those dancing colours and pattern. Your Electric Star is amazing. Fabulous piecing there.

  2. You've been very busy with all your EPP!! The Friendship chain is looking good :-). Love the star too and the possible design for it is spectacular!


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