Leo’s Mane Sew Along

Sunday 7 January 2018

Slow Sunday Stitching.

This has been a crazy busy week, mostly spent on the computer working on new designs for our Canadian web site Eagles Wings Quilts where we sell English Paper Piecing supplies. We also have a few notions perfect for hand piecing and a few books. I received a request last week for a large English Paper Pieced Mariner’s Compass, so I spent a lot of time in EQ7 and then in Corel Draw getting it ready for the laser cutter to process. And then there was the time required to list it on the web site. But it was time very well spent. It’s available in finished sizes ranging from 33 1/2 inches from tip to tip to 10 inches from tip to tip. If you are interested, here is the link to the web site page for it Mariner’s Compass. Take some time and browse around to see what else we have. I’ve been slow lately adding new stuff to the web site, so this was good incentive, Also included in the same request was a design for an English Paper pieced Double Wedding Ring. That is in progress and will go up on the site in the next week or two.
I also got hit with a fibromyalgia attack on Thursday, which had me flat on my back on the couch not doing a single thing other than resting. All this to say my slow stitching has been slower than normal. I did get more done on Leo, but this particular border, although I love the way it looks, has lots of little pieces and is quite slow going. The finished effect will be quite worth it, though.
I’m in the process of adding in the little edging scalene triangles. On all of the other three borders of this  section, I added them all on after the pieces of the border were sewn into one length. I found that a bit awkward to handle, so I’m trying them as separate blocks instead, and it’s working much better. This will be the way I write it up for the sew along and pattern instructions. I have two more to finish, which I hope to accomplish today, and then I can start sewing the last of this particular border together and then attaching them to the main body of the quilt. My goal is to have them done and attached by the 15th, which gives me a week.
Oh, and the other thing that took up some time this week, much enjoyed time, was celebrating this sweet little girl turning 2 on Friday. How on earth did that happen so fast?!?!?

I’m linking to Kathy’s Slow Sunday Stitching.


  1. Happy Birthday, Abbie! I hope you are feeling better soon, Cathy!

  2. Wow that is large! I love EPP quilts but I hate stitching together the pieces after I baste them. Maybe a large project is the answer Ha Ha

  3. Happy Birthday Abbie! I really love that Mariners Compass. The picture made it imperative that I visit your blog. So sorry that you haven't been feeling well. I hope that attack passes quickly.

  4. How can Abbie be two already? Yikes!
    Hope you're starting to feel more like yourself soon!

  5. I am glad you found an easy solution to add your scalene triangles - good luck with your goals. :)

  6. Great Mariner's Compass pattern. Hope you are better now.

  7. SO sorry you're not feeling well. Rest up and do more S L O W stitching!


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