To-Do Tuesday #58 Weekly Progress Update

I am joining the weekly To-Do Tuesday Weekly Progress Update Linky Party hosted by my friend, Roseanne, at Home Sewn By Us.

To-Do for the week of Sept 15th-Sept 21st:

  1. Make the Walrus block and possibly the Polar Bear block for my North Stars quilt top.  √ Done
  2. Finish the big flower on my Dahlia Sashiko project and take a photo of it. √ Done but no photo
  3. Take Ebony Love’s Sashiko class at the Fall into Sewing 2020 Retreat.  √ Done

To-Do #1

I got both the Walrus and Polar Bear blocks made for my North Stars quilt this past week. This project has been so much fun to make, and I already want to make two more small quilts next year!

To-Do #2

I did finish the big flower on my Dahlia Sashiko project but have decided to wait to share a photo until I finish this project.

To-Do #3

I enjoyed Ebony’s Sashiko class on the online Fall into Sewing 2020 Retreat. She had some helpful information to share. I especially liked her demonstration on how she ties off thread ends looping through existing stitches on the back in a figure 8 motion.

To-Do for the week of Sept 22nd-Sept 28th:

  1. Finish my North Stars quilt top and write my Sept 2020 OMG Finish post.
  2. Make more progress on my Dahlia Sashiko project.

Linking up with Home Sewn By Us: To-Do Tuesday Weekly Progress Update Linky #59 .

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To-Do Tuesday #57 Weekly Progress Update

I am joining the weekly To-Do Tuesday Weekly Progress Update Linky Party hosted by my friend, Roseanne, at Home Sewn By Us.

To-Do for the week of Sept 8-Sept 14th:

  1. Make the Otters block for my North Stars quilt top.  √ Done
  2. Work on my Dahlia Sashiko project. √ Done

To-Do #1

I’m having so much fun making the blocks for my North Stars quilt. Unfortunately in my photo below, the otters’ bodies look really brown where in reality they are grey with some  brownish overtones (I can’t even say what color grey it is as I looked at both my Kona and Bella color cards and couldn’t find an exact match—the closest is Kona Coal). I hope to get an outside shot of the quilt top when it is finished.

To-Do #2

I’ve continued to make progress with my Dahlia Sashiko project. I’m really enjoying practicing this ancient Japanese embroidery skill, and I will get a chance to learn more about it when I take Ebony Love’s Sashiko class this weekend through the online Fall into Sewing 2020 through Retreatfromhome.com. What enticed me to sign up for Ebony’s class are these wonderful Modern Sashiko Coasters on her Instagram page.

To-Do for the week of Sept 15th-Sept 21st:

  1. I’ve already started sewing the Walrus block for my North Stars quilt top. I’m using green fabrics for this block. If I finish this block this week, I may start on the last block which is a polar bear block in red and white fabrics.
  2. Finish the big flower on my Dahlia Sashiko project and take a photo of the progress thus far.
  3. Take Ebony’s Sashiko class this weekend and maybe stop by another class or two in the Fall into Sewing 2020 Retreat.

Linking up with Home Sewn By Us: To-Do Tuesday Weekly Progress Update Linky #58.

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To-Do Tuesday #56 Weekly Progress Update

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September 2020 OMG

My September 2020 One Monthly Goal is to make the quilt top for a Christmas version of the Small North Stars Quilt (pattern by Elizabeth Hartman). I just finished making Lucille the Seal in turquoise fabrics this morning. Her nose is a little crooked in the pic below. I tried to fix it (after I took the photo) and should have left well enough alone! Hopefully the quilting will magically make it all better 🙂 The good news is that I’m keeping this quilt. I am planning to make the Otters block in blue fabrics, the Walrus in green fabrics, and the Polar Bear in red fabrics.

Linking up to Elm Street Quilts: September 2020 OMG.

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To-Do Tuesday #55 Weekly Progress Update

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August 2020 OMG Finish

My August 2020 One Monthly Goal was to make a mini kitty quilt to protect—at least a little bit—my Blithe (Modified) quilt that I am currently enjoying on my bed. I made a mini version of Elizabeth Hartman’s Cat Quilt that I found on the Janome website. I made this quilt primarily for my cat, Bug, who sleeps on the end of my bed at night, but I’ve had a hard time getting a good photo of her on the mini quilt. Here’s one of her partially on it:

Here’s a full photo of the mini quilt:

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To-Do Tuesday #54 Weekly Progress Update

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To-Do Tuesday #52 Weekly Progress Update

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To-Do Tuesday #51 Weekly Progress Update

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