To-Do for the week of March 14th-20th:
- Cut more on-point squares for my camping quilt. √Done
- Share more simple quilt blocks designed in EQ8 for a Mid Century Modern quilt. √Done
- Write my March OMG Finish post.√Done
I cut four more on-point squares (all from the same fabric) for the camping quilt I plan to start working on later this summer. I took some photos of my fussy cutting process starting with a 2.5″ square of freezer paper turned on point (diamond shaped) and pressed lightly to the fabric shiny side down completely covering the image:
Next a quarter inch seam allowance is added to each side when cutting the fabric:
Here is the on-point square with the freezer paper removed:
Here is the fabric with all the fussy cuts, sometimes referred to as Swiss cheese!
And here are the four on point squares together:
Below are four more blocks created in EQ8 that I may use in my Mid Century Modern quilt for my friend James. Thanks for all the suggestions regarding a lighter mustard fabric. I found the free app, A Quilty Solid, suggested by Wendy and Yvonne to be very useful. I just love how helpful the quilting community is to each other.
Below is my completed Turquoise Stars quilt top. The color of the back ground fabric in the photo below is not accurate at all. It is actually closer to a navy blue. See my March 2023 OMG Finished post here for details.
Wonderful Birthday Presents
I celebrated my birthday this past week and received some wonderful presents. From my friend, Laura, I received a gift certificate to Mashe Modern, an online fabric store that I wasn’t familiar with (Really?), and she encouraged me to treat myself to some beautiful Alison Glass fabrics including some on sale for really good prices. Woo Hoo! Below are my selections that arrived five days after I ordered them. The first pic are four fabrics from her new Wildflower collection that I’ve been drooling over for months with a measuring tape included for scale, and the second are some of my favorite Alison Glass fabrics in colors I didn’t have in my stash. I couldn’t resist ordering more of her rainbow moons that I may use for cornerstones in a future project.
And my boss, Danelle, surprised me with a personalized seam ripper. Below is a photo of it alongside the cheap plastic seam ripper that came with my Brother sewing machine. Quite the difference–eh? My new seam ripper feels so good in my hand that it almost makes the unsewing process fun!
To-Do for the week of March 28th-April 4th:
- Share my April 2023 OMG post.
- Cut more on-point squares for my camping quilt.
- Share my #2023QuiltingQ1CheckIn post.
Linking up to Quilt Schmilt: To-Do Tuesday.