Leo’s Mane Sew Along

Sunday 5 January 2020

Slow Stitching Sunday

I did not take a single hand stitch in a quilt this past week. I have done some knitting. I found a pattern on Ravelry that I liked and I thought it would be good for some odd bits and bobs of sock yarn I have hanging around...... kinda like a scrap quilt, only knitting. Who knew I’d end up with the same leftovers/scrap problem in two different hobbies? The design is called All Points South and I thought it would be a fun thing to knit while I wait on my new yarns to be delivered.

It’s very difficult to get a decent picture of any knitting project while it is still on the needles. It should be lovely and warm and cosy under a winter coat once it’s done.
The biggest reason why I haven’t done any hand stitching this past week is because I’m trying very hard to get this Log Cabin quilt done, and it is all by machine. Our daughter and son in law were away last week, so I took advantage of the situation and set up in the glorious window they have in

their kitchen. Sewing in the natural light was a real treat. Up till then my sewing machine had been tucked away on a table in the furnace room. Not exactly a desirable place to go to spend any creative time. They are home now so I had to give up my sewing spot and have now set up in our living area where there is light rather than go back to the furnace room. Hopefully I can keep the mess under control so it doesn’t end up too disruptive. The centre of the log cabin quilt is done, as are the 4 corner squares for the outer border. 

I have 24 border blocks to do and then it is done. I’m really enjoying being back at the sewing machine. I think I am going to have to go exploring into some older projects once this one is done and see if there are some that might want to get finished.
I’m linking to Kathy’s Slow Sunday Stitching.