Leo’s Mane Sew Along

Saturday 19 January 2019

A finish and 2 new starts

So far this year I’m even. I’ve finished 2 hand stitching projects and started two new ones. This is the latest finish - my East to West compasses. It has jumped the queue for quilting and will go onto the machine as soon as the customer quilt that is on there now is finished. I’m not quite sure how it will get quilted as of yet. I’m hoping inspiration will hit before I get there.
A group of us from the guild have decided to challenge ourselves to doing another Willyne Hammerstein quilt with the goal of finishing before the next quilt show. I’ve actually chosen two which are the new starts I mentioned. I’ve always wanted to do her quilt Good Times Bad Times out of her first book. It is made up entirely of 60 degree triangles in 3 different sizes. I’ve been wanting to get back into the Rainbow Scrap Challenge and this seemed a really good quilt to make that way. I’ve decided to take the colour of the month and pair it with its complement when making the blocks. This month’s colour was red, so I’ve paired it with a light green. I’ve figured out how many of the basic blocks I need and have divided that by 10 since that is usually the number of colours put out in the challenge. I need six of the small triangle blocks per colour and 4 of the large triangle blocks per colour. I’ve mixed up the placement of the main colour and the background colours to increase the visual variety.
And then the other project I started is out of Willyne’s third book and is called Battle of the Stars. I did some fun fussy cutting with this first piece for it. I think this is going to be the centre star and the colours will be variations of what are in this. 
I’m linking up to Angela’s Rainbow Challenge today. And then on Sunday I’ll link up to Kathy’s Slow Sunday Stitching.


  1. Congrats on your newly completed quilt top and your use of some sweet RED prints for the RSC!!

  2. Spectacular compass quilt! Can’t wait to see how you quilt it! Love the fussy cut star too. Great use of the fabric

  3. East to West is amazing. Congratulations! Battle of the Star is very impressive. That's a gorgeous fabric you used. It makes the most interesting star ever! ;^)

  4. I love your compass quilt! Looking forward to seeing your progress on your new quilts.

  5. Nice finish. I'm sure you've figured out how to quilt it by now.


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