Thursday, August 27, 2015

A little sewing to make a big lion

Jungle Abstraction - the Lion

Besides unpacking and a quick trip this week, I have been working on my lion quilt. The pattern is one of Violet Craft's Jungle Abstraction patterns, and will finish at 60" square. There are 4 big chunks in that photo that are not yet pieced together. I think I will skip ahead to do his eyes next.

I have an overdue bee block and a round robin block to do but after unpacking and settling in each day - there is so much more unpacking to do still - I have no energy for being creative and original. I am loving Violet's pattern - it is so easy to follow and it is dramatic and large - perfect for now when I want to sew but need someone else to have done the heavy lifting on the creative side of things.

I am hoping to have some creative energy this weekend and will get my internet sewing homework caught up then I hope.

I hope you are enjoying your week.

Best,

Leanne

20 comments:

  1. Your lion looks wonderful. Can't wait to see him finished :)

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  2. Ohh I bought this pattern the other day :) I was thinking of reducing the size though, do you think that's doable?

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  3. I love it so much and it constantly reminds me of our Dutch Lion symbol. I should actually make one...

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  4. I have been admiring this pattern since it was released, I am tempted :) I wanted to ask you a question but cant find an email addy :/

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  5. Oh there you go - tempting me to go ahead and get that kit! I love it and can't wait to see yours finished :*) Your mojo will definitely return. Just relax, and suddenly one day your next creative idea will hit you like a bolt out of the blue!

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  6. You are slowly settling in! I love your lion and sometimes you need a little distraction sewing when there is so much going on!

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  7. You've had a long stretch of 'have tos'...hope things settle out soon. Your lion is looking amazing!

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  8. So glad you were able to get in some sewing and smart to let Violet Craft do the heavy lifting with her lion pattern, it looks amazing. I'm a big fan of super-sized paper piecing - or at least the concept of it (not such a fan of itty bits).

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  9. Just taking a moment to sew and having something beautiful to work on can make all the difference. I hope you can find the time and space you are looking for this weekend.

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  10. Ohhh, I really like him!!! I need to make one of these...especially since my maiden name is Lyon!!!

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  11. He is looking very kingly. Happy to hear you are starting to settle in. From the pictures you have posted your sewing space is going to be awesome. Take care.

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  12. This is going to be such an amazing Lion - your 2 kitties are going to love him too:)

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  13. The lion looks great! I am contemplating making one for my dad :)

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  14. I am so fascinated by this quilt pattern, I am just in awe of the designer!! Looking forward to seeing this progress, it is really stunning!

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  15. I hear you on needing sometimes needing someone else to do the heavy lifting--such an apt description of a feeling we all know. Your paper piecing is turning out wonderfully, and it will be such a fabulous quilt. Good luck with all the unpacking--it does seem to take forever and ever, meanwhile Life carries on and demands that we keep up. When I moved into this house, my husband's brother and his family (5 children) arrived three weeks after we did. There were boxes still everywhere--we used the ones in the family room for ottomans when we watched television!

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