Leo’s Mane Sew Along

Monday 28 November 2011

Design Wall Monday Nov. 28

I had all kinds of plans for today. I had to get up really early this morning, like 6:30 am early, which for anyone who knows me, just doesn't happen. But, I figured since I had to be up, and out for an appointment for my husband at that time, I could make a good thing out of it, and get lots done once we got home. Uh huh, yeah right, didn't happen. Here it is, 4:30 in the afternoon, and other than a little Christmas shopping, nothing has happened. Or at least, not yet. I think it is going to be a put in a DVD and watch a movie or something and knit until I can go back to bed tonight. Once again it is confirmed, mornings and I are deadly enemies. 
On the good news side, I did get some more work done on Make Your Point over the weekend. The narrow inner borders are on, and the triangle borders are all sewn together, and one of them sewn on. I still have quite a few of the 4 patches for the checkerboard border left to do yet, but there are a few up there just to give an impression of the final product. I like it.  Will it be done this week? I'd like to think so, but realistically, probably not. I want to get the Crumbs quilt loaded and quilted and bound this week, as well, so I think I'll be giving that priority. I'm still doing the Orca Bay Mystery but I'm going to wait and see on the 2nd step, which is the blue strings for 3 1/2 inch squares, and see if I can use plain blue 3 1/2 inch squares instead. I think, going by the hints Bonnie's been giving, that there will be some red string squares, as well, so I'll wait and see for those as well. This gives me lots of time to get the last 150  hour glass units done.
There are lots of fun design wall posts over at Patchwork times I'm going to link up there, and then maybe do some blog surfing. 


  1. Your quilt is coming along beautifully!
    I think I am going to use plain (as in not string pieced) green squares for step #2. Although I do have a lot of green scraps...is it laziness?!?! LOl

  2. "Make Your Point," is a dazzling quilt.

  3. Oh my, so many pieces, so much work, but it will be fabulous! Love that you continued little squares into the borders.

  4. Beautiful quilt! Scrap quilts are my favorite. Your use of color is just gorgeous!

  5. I like your four-patch border! Can you believe that they are predicting SNOW for us over night?!? Crazy! How are your eyes doing? Both back to the new normal and seeing well?? I didn't get any sewing done last week and didn't even bother with a design wall post today -- of course, the fact that we left for my doc appointment at 6:15 am and didn't get home until noon didn't help! HUGS!!! :)

  6. Your quilt top is coming along so nicely - love it. Can't wait to see it all finished.

  7. I totally agree with you about the early mornings - ugh. Love that top!!!

  8. love the colors and mornings are for the birds.


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