Leo’s Mane Sew Along

Monday 8 October 2012

Design Wall Monday, Oct. 8, 2012

I'm late posting again today. But I have a really good excuse. My daughter, who rarely ever is interested in anything to do with sewing, called tonight, and wanted to talk about sewing, and fabrics, and ideas and we talked for over 2 hours. We had the same web sites up on our computers and oooo'd and aaaaaah'd over all kinds of stuff. She was all excited and enthusiastic about making some things with the idea to sell them. Was I going to say no............ heck no!! I don't know if it will happen, but I sent her some links with pattern ideas, and we'll see where it goes from here. The idea of actually sitting down some time and sewing with my daughter has me all tickled pink, as the saying goes. 

I have the first six of the Grandmother's Choice blocks up on the wall.
It really isn't a very good picture for colour quality. I had to play with the exposure editing function of the photography software, since it was dark when I took the picture, using a flash. I read on somebody's blog recently, I can't remember whose, that they had heard of someone else putting  the sashing  onto their blocks as they made them. I thought this was a fabulous idea, and I'm going to do the same thing. I found that brown fabric in my stash. It's been sitting there for years.  It seems to fit the feel of the rest of the fabrics in there, so I pulled it out, and started cutting sashing strips and then put it all up on the wall, stood back and went "Wow..... I like it". One more week, and I'll have a full row to put together. So, when the year ends, the quilt will be done. And this way, I can get a balance of colours as I go, as well. I'm linking up to Judy's Patchwork Times Design Wall Monday post.


  1. I have a mother that quilts. We call each other best quilt buddies. She should quilt for others if she wants to make money. Good luck getting her started.
    Your blocks are great. I a little behind.

  2. Your blocks look fabulous! I love the brown sashing! And look at you, you did the Sunflower block an didn't wimp out like I did. LOL Great colors!

  3. I like the sashing. Hope you get to share lots of sewing time with your daughter.

  4. hhmmmm... Becca sewing...
    I love the colours in these blocks. It looks very old fashioned, but lovely.

  5. Cathy, these are gorgeous!! I'm behind, now, by three blocks. I'm going to have to get on it when I get back home!! LOL! :)


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