Leo’s Mane Sew Along

Sunday 28 December 2014

Slow Sunday Stitching

If I'm doing Sunday stitching, I usually combine this post with the stash report post. However, I haven't done any hand stitching in ages, and hadn't really planned on doing any today either. However, I decided that I really didn't want to do anything else today, and I really want to get back into the hand stitching. I originally had plans on making a whole pile of these Patchwork of the Crosses blocks, but I think I've changed my mind. I came across a wonderful project while blog surfing a while back, found at Faeries and Fibres. However, I'm not a big fan of the basket border, but then I got thinking that, instead of the baskets, I could put these in the corners, and then a partial version of this block in the border. So, now I've got myself all excited about starting a new project. I seem to have dragged Charlene along with me. I know that she's a big fan of hexies and English Paper piecing, so every time I come across an interesting project, I email the link to her for her to look at. Somehow or other, it's worked out that we are both going to do a version of that quilt. And then, to make matters worse, or better, depending on how you look at it, I emailed her the link to this project being done at Lilabelle Lane,  called La Passacaglia.  Well, that kinda snowballed into Charlene and myself, and also Lorna who is a member of the guild, buying the book with the pattern in it. So, there are plans afoot to make that one as well. The goal is to have them done before the next quilt show, two years from now. Who knew I could get into so much trouble from sending a couple of emails. I've ordered the paper shapes for La Passacaglia, and am looking forward to them coming in the mail. Charlene and I will get together later on in January to begin our English Paper Piecing marathon, which should be lots of fun. In the meantime, I'll finish this, and get a start on the other one.
I'm linking up to Kathy's Slow Sunday Stitching


  1. Wow -- I followed your links. Las Passacaglia is phenomenal! The book is no where to be found for sale. *sigh* I did find the paper pieces on paperpieces.com, but without the book . . . doh! I can't wait to see what y'all come up with for this!!!!!!! :)

  2. You really have an eye for fussy cutting and piecing!! This is gorgeous!

  3. I went back and followed that link as well. Merciful heavens that's really something!!


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