Leo’s Mane Sew Along

Sunday 26 August 2018

Slow Sunday Stitching

Two Fridays ago at the Chatham quilt show I started a Mariner’s Compass. This past Friday I finished it. Had I to do it again I would have used a solid in the same shade of grey for the large background piece. I’m not 100% happy with the directionality of the white. But the purpose behind this was to choose unusual for me fabrics and to make the piece. So, challenge complete.

Once I finished the compass I got back to working on Friendship Chain. I’m at the point where I am comfortable enough with what I’m doing to be able to break it down into steps for pattern purposes. So I’ve chosen all my fabrics for the remaining rows and have started at the other end so I can take pictures of the beginning row and explain the process. This is obviously slowing things down a bit. But I’m still hoping for my finish date of the end of September. The next few pictures show part of the organizing process: Numbering the fabrics, starting the stitching process with the fabrics numbered. Adding in more colours and more pieces. As I’m doing this I’m also writing myself reminder notes for when I actually sit down to write this up. Now that I have the pictures of the process that I need, I can go ahead and start sewing this row together.
I’m linking up to Kathy’s Slow Sunday Stitching and then I’m going to do some Stitching on this.


  1. Your compass block looks great! I want to make another too fabric choices make such a difference in them.

  2. I don't know if you've met the "weird" side of my brain - but, when I looked at the second row of your step-by-step photos, I saw bikini tops... Shaking my head - do I need help? LOL

  3. Your Mariner's Compass is beautiful. I will make one someday.....

  4. Yes, interesting background fabric. Great star! Good luck with your pattern writing.

  5. The Mariner's Compass block looks fabulous. I've never been brave enough to try one.


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