Leo’s Mane Sew Along

Monday 2 January 2012

Design Wall Monday Week 1

I have given myself 4 assignments for today, well, actually 5. Number one is to write this post.
Number 2 is to dig out my UFO #5, get it on the wall, and maybe take a new pic of it.I have figured out that I have 24 of the hexagons finished, and I need a minimum of 75 to get it in the area of 80 inches by 90 inches. So, I need 51 more finished hexagon units, which will require 308 string pieced wedges. I have 125 wedges already pieced, so I need 183 more, at least. That should tame some of my scraps and crumbs.
Number 3 is to dig out what I have done so far on Orca Bay, and get some of it arranged the way it is supposed to be, on the wall. I am waiting on an order of fabric that has more blacks in it, in order to do the black background Ohio stars. I like it with these fabrics, though, so I don't need to order any special red for it.
Number 4 is to do something about cooking something for supper. Some beef is out of the freezer, and will probably get done into some Swiss Steak.
And number 5 is to start in on creating order out of chaos in my sewing room. The only possible way to do it is in sections, so, today I concentrate on my actual sewing table. And then, if I want to be able to actually cut some fabrics, so that I can work on something, I guess I'll have to do something about my cutting table too. The corner of the cutting board is just visible under that mess. Why, oh why do I ever let it get this bad? So, I guess I'd better get off the computer, go plug my ipod into its new dock that my wonderful husband got me for Christmas, once I find a place for it, that is, and begin the process of cleaning up. I'm linking this post up to Judy's Design wall Monday at Patchwork Times and also to Bonnie Hunter's Mystery Monday linkup on her Quiltville blog.


  1. Lots of work for you today!! I like your Endless Chain piece -- that will be a fun quilt to finish! I pulled out pork chops for dinner tonight. I cook 'em on our mini George Foreman grill, with a Chinese five spice rub. It's Todd's favorite way to eat them! :)

  2. First of all, Little Mr. Avery is absolutely adorable! He is growing so fast.
    Love that you have a plan..My sewing area is very scarey right now too. Love UFO 5. Maybe someday but probably not. :)
    Hope you are having a great day!

  3. HI Cathy - I'm in Ontario too. Is there a pattern for your UFO #5? I want to try something like that.
    Thanks, Anita

  4. You must have more hours in your day than I do because I'm not sure I could get ALL that done in just one day! (And that's not saying your sewing space is overly messy, just that's a long list.) I hope you accomplished it all and found time to sew, too! Don't you love doing the math to figure out what you need for a quilt? I enjoy doing it, but then kick myself after I see the numbers because then it's almost too intimidating to even start. You can do it!

  5. Part of making progress on the UFO's is doing the assessment and figuring out the next steps....you're well on your way! I can't even find my #5 yet!

  6. Cathy, I love UFO #5! I can't wait to see more of it. I tidy my sewing room quite regularly but it often ends up looking like yours. Of course, if we didn't use it then it would always be nice and neat.

  7. I was so excited to see your messy sewing room pics - it was sure to be WAY more messy than mine - except I think my mess is worse...! Maybe I need to post a few pics so that everyone will bug me to clean it up - and I can't disappoint all those people, can I?
    Maybe I should just go clean it up...


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