Leo’s Mane Sew Along

Wednesday 6 July 2011

I love productive days

I spent almost all day yesterday in my sewing room. What a wonderful feeling. And got so much accomplished. Crazy Curves is now finished and taking it's place as a snuggle quilt in the living room, for now at least.

I quilted sun like points in the square areas, and feathers in the curves. The binding is completely machine done, using a faux piping technique found here It is now my go-to binding for almost all the quilts I do now. 

I used a black multicoloured for the binding, and the same green as the narrow border for the piping. I love it. It looks good finished, and saves the hours it takes to hand stitch them down. It took about 3 hours, start to finish to do this binding, from cutting the strips, to the last thread being cut at the finish. Captain Picard and his crew kept me company while I did it. And that wasn't all I was able to do yesterday. I sewed the main part of Bear Tracks together, after fixing the pieces that were turned the wrong way.  And then I finished up the bear track squares that I need for the borders. Today, I'm going to see if I can get some of the border sections put together, and added on to the quilt. I've found a free clip art graphic of some actual Bear Tracks. I'd like to see if there is a way to somehow make a pantograph out of this graphic. I think it would make a really good quilting design, if I can figure out a way to do it out of continuous lines. Anyway, I'm off to see if I can't get in another productive day.


  1. Just beautiful, Cathy! Did you have a happy 4th?! :)

  2. Beautiful quilt and the quilting looks amazing too!


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