Leo’s Mane Sew Along

Sunday 9 March 2014

Sunday Stash and Stitching , week 10, 2014

I've found the pattern for this quilt, and I've figured out where I was when I abandoned it years ago. Even more important, I've gotten some hand stitching done on it, and have figured out how to proceed from here. The centers are on the 2 small compasses, and I've done some of the red tear drop shapes onto the parts that have already been pieced together. So, from here, I'm going to piece together the corner sections of the quilt. Then, I'm going to piece together the long sashes that need to go between the long center section that is already done and the corner sections. I'll hand sew the long sashes to the center section, since I don't want the machine stitching to show on the back. Then, I can machine piece the corner sections to the long sashes. After that, I can machine piece more fabric to the backing, and get some batting into those sections. Once that is all done, I can load it onto the long arm to baste for the hand quilting. It's still going to take quite a while to get it done, but at least I have a plan of attack. It was the lack of that plan that had this sitting in its box for so long. My plan for today is to bet some of the green leaf shapes prepped and more of the red tear drops done. onto the sash sections.

I missed last Sunday's Stash report, so this is for 2 weeks this time. I added some fabric that I simply couldn't resist. Two yards of this really fun fabric.
I have no idea what I'll do with it, but it was impossible not to come home without it. Maybe I'll make some pillow cases for camping, or something like that.

Used last 2 weeks:                        3.2 yards
Used this year:                              26.7 yards
Added last 2 weeks:                        2 yards
Added this year:                           14.25 yards
Balance:                                     12.45 more yards used than added.
I'm linking up to Judy's Stash Report and Kathy's Slow Sunday Stitching.


  1. Isn't that one of the hardest parts for rescuing a UFO... figuring out a plan?!? Wonderful to hear that this special quilt is moving toward a finish :)
    Enjoy your Sunday... thanks for linking up!

  2. So glad you returned and figured out a plan of attack. I took ten years to finish one of my quilts, I guess I just needed to figure out what I was doing. Can't wait to see how you will quilt this one.

  3. Love that pattern. I agree - figuring out the plan is sometimes the hardest part. Glad you have that part down - onto the fun stuff.

  4. That quilt you're getting back to is just breathtakingly gorgeous! I love it!

  5. I'm glad you figured out a plan. This project seems worth the rescue!

  6. Aaaaah!!! What a darling addition to your stash! I'd have picked up some, too! :)

  7. glad you got a plan-the quilt is to gorgeous not to finish!!


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