Leo’s Mane Sew Along

Monday 3 September 2012

Design wall Monday, Sept. 3, 2012

I have a new project up today. It's from a book called Geometric Gems by Cathy Wierzbicki. The pattern itself is called "Think Inside The Box". These are using those novelty fabrics that I picked up in Hamilton a couple of weeks ago. So far, I have a box of Christmas candies, beach toys, firemen equipment, rocks and shells and the last full of umbrellas. As the quilt grows, the outside of the boxes will be different colours, but I thought it would be easier to do one colour of box at a time. This way I can cut a few, then sew a few, then go and cut some more. I have been eying this pattern in this book ever since I bought the book to do the Nine Patch Pineapple quilt as a quilt along back in 2010. It is actually turning out to be a fairly quick one to do, so far, at least. The challenge is going to come when laying it out and sewing the rows together without something getting twisted or misplaced, But that is going to be a while from now, yet.
I'm working this afternoon at the hospital, so this is going to be a short, quickie post. I'm linking up to Judy's Patchwork Times design wall Monday linky party. There is lots of inspirational stuff to see over there.


  1. I love the blocks! (You DO realized, don't you, that with a gazillion WIPs - I now have ANOTHER idea in mind having to do with baby blocks!!! But then EVERY person needs at least a gazillion and one WIPs!!!)

  2. I love the cubes! I like that they look three dimensional. It's fun that you are using the novelty fabrics inside.

  3. Your cubes look great - and complicated. Are there y-seams later on?

  4. great blocks!! did you have to use Y seams? Any tips or tricks, I just can't seem to reliably get a Y seam correct.

  5. AAAAck! I love these! These are such fun, Cathy ... the dimension is super!! :)


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