Leo’s Mane Sew Along

Saturday 21 January 2012

The day after the night before......

when I sewed my brains out, well, not quite. I didn't get quite as much done as I wanted. I received a call from a customer wanting to bring some quilts over for quilting today, at 1 pm. I said sure, no problem. Then I went upstairs and looked at the remaining mess in my sewing room, and decided it would be way to embarrassing to have her see it that way. So, the floor is now visible. all that remains is to clear off the table of the long arm, and the mess will be almost tamed.

But, I did get sewing time in, from 8 pm until midnight, 4 hours straight. I've used up all the string pieced wedges I had, and made over 15 more of the hexagon units for Endless Chain by Emilie Richards Three of the rows are actually sewn together, and the rest are just sitting there. I've arranged them so that the fabrics at the intersections have some contrast between them. The tricky part is not getting them mixed up once I take them down to sew. I've stated putting painters tape on the top of each block, with its number, so that I know where they go, and which is top and bottom of the hexagon. There are all kinds of fun fabrics in this quilt, and could make for a bit of an "I Spy" type. There are flip flops, and beach toys, and hockey equipments, fishing lures and all kinds of other fun stuff in it. I had a blast playing in last nights' sew along, but alas, fun has to end and real life intrude. I'm back to work, 3-11 both today and tomorrow. I might be able to get a few more string wedges done up, but not a lot more than that.


  1. Well you managed to get in some decent sewing time last night! I use that blue painters tape in a lot of different ways in my sewing. Numbering your blocks is *smart* -- it'll save you a lot of aggravation down the line! We're off to show the house ... wish us luck!! :)

  2. Here from FNSI. Great job and use of your night.

  3. it's great and I think you got a heck of a lot done!

  4. It's looking great and 4 hours of sewing time in one lump must have felt like a quilt retreat! Good luck keeping them all where they go - I struggle with that, too. It's going to be a fantastic, fun quilt when you're finished.

  5. It's amazing...you have really made great progress on this quilt in January!

  6. Looks like you got a lot accomplished Friday night!
    The thoughts of making all of those string wedges would drive me around the bend, but as this quilt is taking shape, it's getting more intriguing... Who knows - I may actually do some string piecing by year's end! (I am slowly working on a project that uses blocks made completely from selvedges - maybe that counts as string piecing..?)


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