Leo’s Mane Sew Along

Sunday 11 January 2015

Sunday Stash and Stitching

It's Sunday, and I'm joining lots of other people taking advantage of a day of rest and relaxation and stitching by hand. I have my chair pulled up right beside the window, so I can look outside and enjoy the glory of God's creation, and the beauty of the snow, especially beautiful since I don't have to go out in it. I am in the very beginning stages of making a quilt called La Passacaglia. It involves all kinds of tiny English paper piecing shapes. It's not as bad as it sounds, though. The seams needing sewing are so small that they whip stitch together pretty quickly. I have eight more of those grey pointed stars to make and join together with the pink diamonds. Then they will get stitched to the centre section, and that will be rosette number one finished. I don't even want to think about how many are left. I'll do them one at a time, and enjoy the process of finding the perfect fabric for each element. I'm really enjoying fingering through the stash, looking for fun things to fussy cut. I am thinking, at the moment at least, that the charcoal Kona grey star points might be a constant through the quilt. But I have lots of time before I need to make that decision. It does have the bonus, though, that if I do decided to use it through the whole quilt, I know what it is, and can easily get more if I need it. And if there are differences in the dye lots, the pieces are so small that it won't be noticeable. I think I'll count the fabric used in these rosettes as they are finished, although I really don't quite know how I'm going to figure that out. Anyone have any ideas on that one?

Used this week:                                1.1 yards
Used this year:                                  3.1 yards
Added this week:                                0
Added this year:                                  0
Net used:                                            3.1 yards

I'm linking up to Judy's Stash Report and Kathy's Slow Sunday Stitching. And then I'm going to peel some potatoes for supper, and work on some more stars. I wonder if I can get all ten done today?


  1. Just think with each little addition it is closer to completion. I wish I could epp but it really bothers my hands. This will be stunning, have fun with your fussy cutting.

  2. I am really liking these slow Sunday's, whether it is quilting, reading or just relaxing. So neat.

  3. It is going to be a gorgeous quilt. I wish I enjoyed English Paper Piecing better. I love hand work but have not yet fell in love with this technique yet.

  4. Your rosette is going to be beautiful. I haven't made anything like this, but I do love hand work.

  5. I am excited that you have started this project and look forward to following your progress this year!
    Thanks for linking up!

  6. Love your EPP blocks. I am doing Lucy Boston. So addicting.

  7. Your block sure looks complicated - the center is pretty amazing.


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