Leo’s Mane Sew Along

Sunday 10 May 2015

Sunday Stash and Stitching Report, week 19, 2015

I'm a little later than usual with this today, but I have a good reason..... not because it's mother's day..... we did our mother's day celebration yesterday. My son Noel came in to the city, and Matt, my son-in-law,  cooked. He did salmon on the BBQ and he made a chocolate cheesecake for dessert! I have the best son-in-law ever! It can't get much better than that.
Today was spent mostly working on quilting the Canadiana quilt. I'm hoping to have it done, and ready to show the guild members by Thursday. I don't know if I'll make that goal, or not, but I'm trying. I'm making it more difficult for myself, though. There are some fusible appliqué sections in it, and I was lazy and didn't stitch them down when I was making the blocks, thinking that I would quilt it and stitch them down at the same time. However, doing it this way means that I can't do an over all quilting design, but have to do each row separate. My earlier time saving is costing me now. Oh well......
In the meantime, I have been working on La Passacaglia, a design from the book Millefiori Quilts by Willyne Hammerstein. I'm still putting the parts I already have done together, so there really isn't anything new to show. I have imposed a strict "no making any new rosettes until the ones I have are sewn together" policy on myself. So far, mostly because I've been too busy working on other stuff, I've stuck to it. However, I am really testing my self control since I bought some new fabrics for it at the quilt show on Friday. There are a lot of fun fussy cutting possibilities in these. And a few more colours for the star points. This is where I am in the second section of the bottom half of the quilt. There are four or five more partial small rosettes to sew to this, and then I can put the bottom together.
With all the sewing I've done this past week, trying to finish up the Canadiana Row Quilt, I have some pretty good stash used numbers to offset the incoming numbers.

Used this week:                         7.5 yards
Used this year:                         40.6 yards
Added this week:                       3.75 yards
Added this year:                       37.75 yards
Net Stash busted:                         2.85 yards.

My goal for the rest of this evening........ post this and do the link ups. Then I'm going to put my feet up, put on the series Wolf Hall to watch on my computer, and do some stitching on La Passacaglia. The big TV is occupied with hockey..... blech.........
 I'm linking to Judy's Stash Report, Kathy's Slow Sunday Stitching and Angie's WIPs Be Gone.


  1. I don't like hockey either...
    Nice fabrics for your fussy cutting! At least you are still in the black...

    Enjoy your evening.

  2. It will be fun to see how these fabrics look once you have cut them. I like how this looks so far and these always look like such a lot of work!

  3. Wonderful fabrics you're using. I love hockey however by the end of the season I'm getting tired of it. I will be glad when it's over.

  4. Sounds like a plan! Glad you had a nice (early ) Mothers Day. Your work is beautiful.


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