To-Do Tuesday #5 Weekly Progress Update

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September ‘19 OMG

My September ‘19 One Monthly Goal is to sew a Dimension in Dusk quilt top (pattern by Nydia Kehnle). I fell in love with this version of her Dimension pattern last year, and Nydia very generously shared the exact layout including the Kona solids she used to make this stunning variation. The pattern is a fairly simple paper-pieced design made with 19 different Kona solids, and fortunately I have many of the required fabrics in my stash. The photo below gives a sense of the color scheme, though several other solids are on order that will complete the color gradient arrangement.

I can’t wait to get started on this project!!!

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

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Tranquility Quilt Finished!

I am thrilled to share today that my Tranquility Quilt is finished. This quilt is an adaptation of Robin Picken’s Harlequin Quilt. I created paper-pieced templates to make the half-rectangle blocks, and used Saija Kiiskinen’s lovely take on the Harlequin quilt for inspiration and the same fabric collection that Saija used, Loved to Pieces by Mister Domestic, though I used different coordinating Art Gallery Fabrics Pure Elements solids (Tile Blue, Cozumel Blue, Fresh Water, and Zambia Stone). It is a good size quilt at 75”x76” that fits nicely on my full-size bed.

I made a Kitty quilt for my cat Bug to provide a little protection for the area of my bed where she typically sits or sleeps.

The solid fabrics on the bottom border in the pics above really show the Take Five quilting motif used by Melissa at Sew Shabby Quilting. She did a terrific job as usual!

Here’s a photo of the quilt label that shows the colorful striped binding and beautiful mandala backing fabric which is my favorite from the Loved to Pieces collection (I actually finished binding the quilt at 7:00 pm on 8/31/19 even though the label says it was finished in September. I did, however, snip a few loose threads today—the first day of September!).

Linking up to Meadow Mist Designs: Favorite Finish Monthly Linkup – August 2019.

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To-Do Tuesday #2 Weekly Progress Update

My friend, Roseanne, at Home Sewn By Us is now hosting the weekly To-Do Tuesday Linky Party, and last week I decided to join in, and it was a lot of fun. So without further ado, here is my weekly update:

To-Do for the week of August 20th through 26th:

  1. Finish making the blocks for the Stargazer BOM Month 7 which included making eight reverse triangles in Purple and Caribbean solids, and then four triangles in each direction in Purple and Aqua solids.   – √ Done
  2. Paper piece the letters for Mime’s Kitty Quilt – √ Done
  3. Choose the fabrics for the Lumen Quilt that I will be making for my step-daughter. I am using many of the gorgeous Alison Glass Kaleidoscope fabrics that I used in my niece Kim’s Feathers Quilt. – √ Done

To-Do #1

I have been participating in Rebecca Bryan’s (of Bryan House Quilts) Stargazer Block of the Month this year and am now caught up with paper-piecing the blocks for this BOM. This past week I made 16 Stargazer Month 7 blocks. Below is a pic of all 40 of the blocks for Month 7 made with Kona Aqua, Purple, Caribbean, and Celestial solids.

To-Do #2

For the kitty quilt for my best friend, Mary, I paper-pieced letters that spell the name of her cat, Mime, using Kona Amethyst and Purple solids.

To-Do #3

I went through my Alison Glass Kaleidoscope fabric and figured out what colors I will be using for the Lumen Quilt that I will be making for my step-daughter. I will be using Kaleidoscope Charcoal for the background. Below are fabrics I pulled (not including the background fabric that I still have to order):

To-Do for the week of August 27th through September 2nd

  1. Sew Mime’s Kitty quilt top.
  2. Cut the colored strips that I will be using for the Lumen quilt.
  3. Make a quilt label for my Tranquility quilt. (See pic of quilt top below).
  4. I just got word today that Melissa at Sew Shabby Quilting has finished quilting Tranquility. If I receive it back from her by Friday, I’d like to get it bound this weekend since it’s a three-day weekend.

Linking up to Home Sewn By Us: To-Do Tuesday Linky #3.


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August ‘19 OMG Finish

My August 2019 One Monthly Goal was to finish my Tranquility quilt top (Please see my August ‘19 OMG post for details about the pattern and fabrics used). I’m happy to report that I did get the quilt top done, and it is in the queue at Sew Shabby Quilting. I chose Melissa’s Take Five quilting pattern to echo the triangles in the quilt. The pic below shows the top and bottom borders on the quilt top but does not show the side borders. I promise to get a full shot when the quilt is finished. At 75” x 76”, it will definitely be an outside shot! I’m hoping to enjoy this quilt on my bed while it is still summer. I might just make it by a week or two before the Fall Equinox (Sept. 23rd).

Linking up to Elm Street Quilts: August ‘19 Finishes.

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