Leo’s Mane Sew Along

Wednesday 25 January 2023

What I’m working on

 I’ve been doing a lot of cutting and a lot of sewing. But it hasn’t really ended up, so far at least, with anything too terribly photogenic. I cut up a lot of scraps and leftovers into 4 1/2 inch squares that will eventually end up being a Disappearing Nine Patch. Right now I’m 2/3rds through sewing and cutting the nine patch blocks, 30 of them in total. So if my math and counting are correct, I have 10 left to do. I should be able to finish that off today, at which point I can start the fun process of laying them out and sewing them back together. They are kinda outdoorsy woodsy watery golfy themed. At the moment they are 12 1/2 inches square. So I’m thinking the finished size of these blocks will be 11 1/2 inches. A lay out of 5 squares by 6 squares will give a nice sized lap quilt.

 I’ve also finished off this month’s Civil War BOM earthy tones blocks. And I have another quilt finished and waiting on being pin pasted. I don’t have it here at the moment, so pictures will have to wait until tomorrow. 

Back on the weekend I was trying to figure out how I was going to set up a design wall. Well during my rummaging around on shelves in the back basement area, during which I found a forgotten tote of fabric that I had been looking for, I also found my old portable design wall. I thought I had given it away before we moved. So my how do I set up a design wall question has been answered. The where is still to be determined. 

I’ll link up to Mid Week Makers and then get back to sewing more nine patches.

1 comment:

  1. Using those scraps to make a disappearing nine patch is fantastic. I can't wait to see the layout of the blocks. And the earthy bones are perfect for a Civil War quilt. I wish I had a design wall. We plan to sell and purchase a new house next year, and that will be on my "must have" list in the new house. Happy quilting! -Andrea


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