Leo’s Mane Sew Along

Sunday 18 September 2016

Sunday stash and stitching report

I haven’t been doing any hand stitching lately. But, I do have something to share about my past Sunday stitching project. I entered La Passacaglia into our Fall Fair here in our delightful city, and it took first place in its wall hanging division. Yippee! Woohoo! Happy dance! We went to see it last Wednesday evening, just to see what it looked like actually hanging up. Here’s a pic of our grand daughter Abbie and I standing in front of it. 

I haven’t done a stash report since way back at the end of July. I’ve been keeping track, just haven’t actually had a chance to write up a report here. So the numbers are going to be looking rather good, considering they cover over 6 weeks. The up side to the rush before a quilt show is all the finishes which take up lots of stash for making backings. Add to that, the new quilt that I’ve designed and am self testing the instructions for, which involved doing all the cutting at once, and I am back in positive numbers again.

Used since August 1st:                       25.4 yards
Used this year:                                    68.5 yards
Added since August 1st:                     11 yards
Added this year:                                  61.45 yards
Net stash busted:                                   7.05 yards

I have big plans for the rest of today. I’m going to spend it sitting in front of my sewing machine to see how much more I can get done. I just might have some blocks to show on a design wall post tomorrow.
I’m linking up to Kathy’s Slow Sunday Stitching and Judy’s Stash Report.


  1. It is beautiful! Congrats on the win.

  2. Such a lot of work!!! We quilters sure do hard things sometimes. You can pat yourself on the back (a lot).

  3. Congratulations on a well deserved win. Its beautiful.

  4. I hope you will print out a copy of that picture and keep it with the wall hanging. Someday it will mean a lot to Abbie.

  5. It's gorgeous Cathy! I had no idea of the small scale of these pieces until I see you beside it...
    wow that's tiny work... way to go!

  6. Congrats on the win, and the cutie in your arms.

  7. Such a pretty pattern, well done on the show.

  8. It's so beautiful, and I didn't realize how small it is. I'm further amazed and in awe of your work with such tiny pieces. Congrats on your win! Look forward to seeing the new pattern.

  9. That turned out to be totally amazing!! Congratulations on a stunning quilt and the win!


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