Leo’s Mane Sew Along

Sunday 18 October 2015

Sunday Stash and Stitching report

Again, it’s been two weeks since my last report...... sounds like I should be going to confession, doesn’t it? I’ve gotten quite a bit more done on La Passacaglia. Three more rosettes are now done, which means only two more to go!! 
Can we have a woohoo, hurray??? I’ve taken the whole project down from my upstairs design wall, and brought it downstairs so I can lay out the parts that need to be sewn together. I have better access to them down here, and I can now take them directly off the wall and make sure they get sewn in where they should. I am thinking at this point that I’ll keep the top and bottom halves of the project separate as I sew in the white edging pieces, just to keep the bulk and weight more manageable. I must confess that I am getting to the point on this project that I am ready to have it done and move onto something else. But I am determined to get it done, so I will persevere.
One thing I am having no problem doing at all this year is adding to my stash. It’s so much fun to get fabrics in the mail, regardless of what it does to my stash numbers. The new and fresh stuff is great to have come in.

Fabric used last 2 weeks:             1.2 yards
Fabric used this year:                      67 yards
Fabric added last 2 weeks:           11.2 yards
Fabric added this year:                110.7 yards
Net stash added:                            43.7 yards

Somehow, I think getting into net stash busted numbers this year is just a pipe dream, at this point. But, since I only do this for fun and curiosity, rather than as a keep track to make sure I use more than I buy thing, it doesn’t really matter.
I’m Linking up to Kathy’s Slow Sunday Stitching and Angie’s WIPs Be Gone. Then I’ll have to make a decision...... do I start sewing it all together, or do I do the last two rosettes?


  1. So gorgeous. I think I would do the last two rosettes and then how exciting to start sewing it together!

  2. So excited to see what happens next!

  3. Oh, my goodness, that is beautiful, stunning and gorgeous!

  4. Wow! all I can say is WOW! BIG BIG WONDERFUL WOW!

  5. Your La Passacaglia rosettes are beautiful!

  6. The rosettes are so gorgeous...you are going to have a stunning quilt!

  7. Dear Cathy,
    just love looking at your rosettes, such gorgeous work. This will be a beautiful quilt and I am screeming Hurrrrrraaayyyy, you are almost done. Unbelievable.

  8. Fantastic piecing, it looks like so much fun too. Love the colours you've chosen :)

  9. Gorgeous! You are so talented. Came by way of A Quilting Reader's Garden and am new to your blog. Will be sure to come back!

  10. Go with whatever your muse wants you to. It's beautiful so far.


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