To-Do Tuesday #17 Weekly Progress Update

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To-Do Tuesday #16 Weekly Progress Update

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December ‘19 OMG

My December ‘19 One Monthly Goal is to make 28 more blocks for the Medallion Lanterns queen-size quilt I am making for my stepson, Drew, using the Sew Kind of Wonderful Metro Medallion pattern.  The color palette that I am using for this quilt is grey, taupe, black, silver, gold, and maroon. The background fabric is a luscious Cloud 9 Cirrus Solid in Shadow. The dark grey borders around the lanterns are made from Essex linen in Charcoal. The print fabrics for the lanterns are a combination of fabrics from my stash (some of which I wish I had bought more way back when!) as well as fabrics I’ve been ordering the past few months. I’m using 21 different fabrics two times each in this quilt. Below are the 14 blocks I have sewn so far:

I anticipate in January I will be sewing triangles on the corners of the blocks to form diamonds in the centers of the light grey lanterns (see link to pattern above to see what I’m talking about!), but I will wait to do that until I have all 42 blocks sewn for this quilt top.

Linking up to Elm Street Quilts: Dec ‘19 OMG.

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Favorite Finish Nov ‘19–Dimension in Dusk

I am joining Cheryl@Meadow Mist Designs’ Favorite Finish Monthly Linkup to share about my favorite finish this month which is my Dimension in Dusk quilt. The pattern and the color design are by Nydia Kehnle. I really love the Time Warp quilting pattern (quilting done by My Long Arm Quilting Service). Below is a photo of it at my favorite photography place in my small town:

And here is a pic of it on the recliner in the living room.

I have learned so much from several quilt designers about color including Nydia listed above (whose color scheme in the Lumen quilt she designed I also tried to emulate in my Lumen quilt), my Summer Sampler 2017 quilt (Pattern and color design by Lee, Katie, and Faith—except I opted for a dark background), and Rebecca Bryan of Bryan House Quilts, whose Stargazer BOM quilt I have had to put on hold for now, but I plan to finish it in 2020. I have made some minor color changes to Rebecca’s gorgeous Mock-up, substituting more purple for the brighter greens. Part of me wants to go back to the breath-taking original, but there is another part of me wants to see what my modifications will look like in my finished Stargazer quilt. I’m challenging myself in 2020 to spread my color designing wings as I continue to learn more from Rebecca being a part of her Playful Color Quilt Guild.

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Nov ‘19 OMG Finish

My November ‘19 One Monthly Goal was to make a Penguin Party pillow (Pattern by Elizabeth Hartman) to add to my holiday decor this Christmas. I did simple one-inch apart straight-line quilting on this pillow cover. You may notice if you look at Elizabeth’s pattern that I opted to center my penguin in the middle of the pillow rather than having a wide border on the left and a narrower border on the right as was instructed in the pillow. I know asymmetrical borders are a hallmark of modern quilting which I am certainly drawn to, but sometimes the more traditional look is more appealing to my eye. I guess I’m only a partially modern Mary!

Below is the back of the pillow. I just love the adorable ice-fishing penguin print.

I made a second Penguin Party pillow for my friend, Alicia, and decided to quilt it slightly differently. I chose to not quilt through the penguin but instead stitched-in-the-ditch around the penguin and then did half-inch-apart straight-line quilting. See this Post for a picture of Alicia’s penguin.

Linking up to Elm Street Quilts: Nov ‘19 OMG Finishes.

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Lumen Quilt Finished!

I’m very excited to share with you all that my Lumen Quilt  is finished! This 60” x 60” lap quilt is a Christmas present for my stepdaughter, Alisha. I tried to take an outside pic of it yesterday, but the bright sunshine washed out the vibrant colors, so I took a few shots of it on my bed earlier today. The quilting was done by Melissa at Sew Shabby Quilting, and the quilting pattern is Bread Basket.

Below are couple pics of the quilt backing:

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