Weekly Progress Update #157

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

  1. Make more progress on Break of Day. √Done
  2. Make a very small table topper using the QAYG technique I learned from Cindy at Santa Fe Quilting. √Done
  3. Do a little sashiko stitching. √Done

To-Do #1

I have continued to make good progress with my Break of Day Quilt. These colors just make me happy! Erica with Kitchen Table Quilting is a color design genius! Below is a pic of units made for the center section of the quilt top where I’ve sewn some of the blocks and sashing strips into rows.

Break of Day center section

To-Do #2

On Saturday I finished the 14″ square table topper that I started in the Quilt as You Go class taught by Cindy at Santa Fe Quilting earlier this month. I used the Between the Blocks method from the book Quilt as You Go Handbook by Pauline Rogers which is machine stitched on both sides. The blocks are from a long abandoned project called the Chocolatier Block of the Month. It was so much fun to turn these 6.5″ blocks into a usable table topper for the little table in the corner of my quilting space. The travel mug is from my best friend, Mary. Pretty cute–huh?

QAYG table topper with Fabric travel mug

To-Do #3

I purchased this Sashiko Christmas Tree kit from Be Be Bold a few months ago. It came with white and green Sashiko thread, but I have decided to use Perle 8 floss instead because it has such a nice shimmer. It’s a little thinner than the thread provided in the kit, but I think it looks fine.

Sashiko Christmas tree just started

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

  1. Finish my Break of Day quilt top
  2. Piece the backing for Break of Day.
  3. Do a little more sashiko stitching.

I will be linking up with Texas Quilt Gal on Tuesday.

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Weekly Progress Update #156

To-Do for the week of August 1st-7th:

  1. Make progress on Break of Day. √Done
  2. Pull some fabric for a set of place mats for my niece, Mary Frances. √Done
  3. Take a Quilt as You Go class on August 5th. √Done

To-Do #1

I made good progress with my Break of Day Quilt. I’m really enjoying working with these colors. Erica with Kitchen Table Quilting did an amazing job blending these sunrise colors together. Below is a pic of units made for the upper left quadrant of the quilt top.

Break of Day Left upper quadrant

To-Do #2

A few months ago my niece, Mary Frances, bought a lovely vintage home. I’m making her a set of eight herringbone place mats as a house-warming gift. She sent me a few photos of some of her decor, and I found two fabrics from the Chasing Wildflowers Collection by Juniper Row Design for Hawthorne Supply Co: Small Butterfly Dreams in Pink and Small Wildflower in Pink that she liked for the place mats. I also ordered a print from Giucy Giuce’s Fabric From the Attic Collection called Matrix in Mulberry (it has the cute pink pliers on top of it). On Saturday I pulled some more coordinating fabrics from my stash that I may use when I start making the place mats. Looking over my fabric pull, I decided I needed a couple more rust prints, so I have two more prints from the Chasing Wildflowers collection on order.

Fabric pull for Mary Frances placemats

To-Do #3

I really enjoyed taking the Quilt as You Go class on Friday taught by Cindy at Santa Fe Quilting. She taught us two QAYG methods: traditional QAYG which involves hand-stitching on the front which didn’t really interest me. The second method from the book Quilt as You Go Handbook by Pauline Rogers is called Between the Blocks. I liked this one a lot better because it is machine stitched on both sides. I practiced in class but ripped out some of my sewing when I got home because my blocks were somewhat misaligned. I know I can do better and plan to try again this coming weekend. The quilt below was made by Cindy using QAYG. I love her purple cornerstone stars.

Quilt as you go class sample by Cindy

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

  1. Make more progress on Break of Day.
  2. Make a very small table topper using the QAYG technique I learned from Cindy at Santa Fe Quilting.
  3. Do a little sashiko stitching.

Linking up with Texas Quilt Gal: To-Do Tuesday.

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August 2022 OMG

My August 2022 One Monthly Goal is to make a Break of Day quilt top. If you have been following my blog for awhile, you know that I LOVE color gradient quilts. I probably have at least 10 more color gradient quilts on my Quilty Bucket list. Back in 2018 Erica with Kitchen Table Quilting shared a blog post about her Break of Day Quilt using her Katie Quilt pattern. I immediately pinned her blog post, and occasionally it has shown up in my Pinterest feed. When it popped up again a couple months ago, I decided to take a look at how many of the Kona solid fabrics she used in this quilt I had in my stash (BTW she offers the list for free in her shop), and I had many of them. I struggled with whether I could fit this quilt in this year but then I decided to shift a couple projects to 2023. Here is a photo of units that make up the six different colored stars made from the following Kona solids: Nectarine, Papaya, and Corn Yellow, Honeysuckle, Cerise, and Hibiscus.

Break of Day 6 stars

Below is a pic of some of the flying geese I’ve made along with fabric for the nine patch plus blocks for this project. I’m waiting on one more fabric to complete the sunrise look which is Kona Lupine–a very pretty light purple fabric.

Break of Day fabrics and flying geese

Linking up to Elm Street Quilts: August 2022 One Monthly Goal.

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Weekly Progress Update #155

To-Do for the week of July 25th-31st:

  1. Work on another color gradient quilt. √Done
  2. Make a few units for Lumen 2.0. √Done
  3. Watch Sarah Goer‘s Sewing Smooth Improv Curve class through Global Quilt Connection Sampler. √Done

To-Do #1

If you have been following my blog for awhile, you know that I LOVE color gradient quilts. I probably have at least 10 more color gradient quilts on my Quilty Bucket list. Back in 2018 Erica with Kitchen Table Quilting shared a blog post about her Break of Day Quilt using her Katie Quilt pattern. I immediately pinned her blog post, and occasionally it has shown up in my Pinterest feed. When it popped up again a couple months ago, I decided to take a look at how many of the Kona solid fabrics she used in this quilt I had in my stash (BTW she offers the list for free in her shop), and I had many of them. I struggled with whether I could fit this quilt in this year but then I decided to shift a couple projects to 2023. Below is a pic of some of the flying geese I’ve made along with fabric for the nine patch plus blocks for this project. I’m waiting on one more fabric to complete the sunrise look which is Kona Lupine–a very pretty light purple fabric.

Break of Day fabrics and flying geese

To-Do #2

Speaking of color gradient quilts, I have just barely started making units for Lumen 2.0. I first made this quilt in 2019 for my stepdaughter, and I have honestly thought about making a Lumen quilt for myself ever since I finished making the first one. I’ve only made two units so far with Kaleidoscope Charcoal and Foxglove. I’m waiting to make any more unit until I finish my Break of Day quilt top.

Lumen Foxglove units

To-Do #3

I really enjoyed watching Sarah Goer‘s Sewing Smooth Improv Curve class through Global Quilt Connection Sampler over the weekend, and I played a little with overlapped curves after watching her class. Take a look at her awesome overlapped rainbow curves on Instagram here. Below is my practice piece with some leftover Murmuration fabric.

Overlapped curves

To-Do for the week of August 1st-7th:

  1. Make progress on Break of Day.
  2. Pull some fabric for a set of placemats for my niece, Mary Frances.
  3. Take a Quilt as You Go class on August 5th.

Linking up with Texas Quilt Gal: To-Do Tuesday.

 

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Weekly Progress Update #154

To-Do for the week of July 18th-24th:

  1. Finish my Murmuration quilt top and write my July 2022 OMG Finish post. √Done
  2. Make more July flying geese units for my temp quilts. √Done

To-Do #1

I’ve finished my Murmuration quilt top! Read about this finish here.

Murmuration quilt top finished

Here is a photo of swatches for all the fabrics I used in this project:

Murm swatches

To-Do #2

I’ve continued to make flying geese units for my three temperature quilts on a daily basis. They look similar to what I’ve already shared, so no progress pic.

To-Do for the week of July 25th-31st:

  1. Work on another color gradient quilt that I tried to put off until next year, but I kept thinking about it and finally decided to shift a couple other projects to next year.
  2. Make a few blocks for Lumen 2.0.
  3. Watch Sarah Goer‘s Sewing Smooth Improv Curve class through Global Quilt Connection Sampler this coming weekend.

Linking up to Texas Quilt Gal: To-Do Tuesday.

 

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July 2022 OMG Finish

My July 2022 One Monthly Goal was to finish making my Murmuration quilt top (making units for this quilt was also my June 2022 OMG). This is a project I’ve wanted to make for around three years using the improv/paper-pieced Murmuration pattern by Rebecca@Bryan House Quilts. I  used 21 different Kona solids (Prussian, Celestial, Everglade, Glacier, Emerald, Ultra Marine, Caribbean, Pacific, Oasis, Cyan, Turquoise, Lagoon, Jade Green, Breakers, Pool, Capri, Azure, Aloha, Aqua, and Sea Glass). The quilt top measures 62″ X 72″. Below is a pic of the finished flimsy.

Murmuration quilt top finished

Later today I’ll be sending it off for quilting to Rebecca@Rebecca Grace Quilting.

Linking up to Elm Street Quilts: One Monthly Goal July 2022 Finish.

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Weekly Progress Update #153

To-Do for the week of July 11th-17th:

  1. Finish units for the right side of my Murmuration project. √Done
  2. Make more July flying geese units for my temp quilts. √Done

To-Do #1

I’ve finished making the units and have started sewing the units together into diagonal columns. I am so excited about how my Murmuration project is coming together! In the pic below, I’ve pinned seven diagonal columns to my design board (the far right column only has two units).

murm right half

To-Do #2

I’ve continued to make flying geese units for my three temperature quilts on a daily basis. The photo below shows the unit for July 15th for my city in New Mexico, labeled and pinned and ready to sew the first seam. Papaya is the high temp (it was 88 degrees) and Cyan is the low temp (it was 57 degrees).

temp unit

To-Do for the week of July 18th-24th:

  1. Finish my Murmuration quilt top and write my July 2022 OMG Finish post.
  2. Make more July flying geese units for my temp quilts.

Linking up to Texas Quilt Gal: To-Do Tuesday.

 

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Weekly Progress Update #152

To-Do for the week of July 4th-10th:

  1. Bind my Nene quilt and a write a post about it when it’s finished. √Done
  2. Start sewing my April flying geese temperature units into columns. √Done
  3. Work on my Murmuration project. √Done

To-Do #1

I did get my Nene quilt finished. Read the details here.

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To-Do #2

I was able to get all my flying geese units sewn into columns for April, May, and June. From left to right is the second quarter of 2022 for my city in New Mexico, my stepdaughter’s Bay Area city in California, and my stepson’s city in Washington. It’s obvious that my city has the greatest temperature fluctuations from the below freezing purples to the high of 94 depicted by Kona Coral. The pic below shows most of the flying geese, but I wasn’t patient enough to wait for the wind to die down more to get a less wind-blown shot 🙂

temp columns april through june

To-Do #3

I have made more progress on my Murmuration project but there’s nothing photo-worthy of any of the units I’ve made. But in the next week I plan to get all the units made for the right side of the quilt, and I will share a photo in my next Weekly Progress Update post.

To-Do for the week of July 11th-17th:

  1. Finish units for the right side of my Murmuration project.
  2. Make more July flying geese units for my temp quilts.

Linking up with Texas Quilt Gal: To-Do Tuesday.

 

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Nene Quilt Finished

I am beyond thrilled to share that I have finished my Nene quilt. I’ve had the gorgeous Quantum panels by Giucy Giuce in my stash for a couple years (and I have enough left for a whole different quilt someday!), and I love how the panels look cut first into triangles and then accented with colorful film strip borders. This 67”  X 79” quilt was long-arm quilted by Rebecca@Rebecca Grace Quilting. She used Starlight quilting design with a pretty green thread (So Fine in Ferrari). The binding fabric is Kona Celestial. For more information about this project, please see this post. Here is a full shot of the finished quilt:

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And here is a close-up of the wonderful quilting:

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I made the quilt for a bed in the back room, but my best friend, Mary, thinks it will look really good on her bed. Hmmmmmmmm. I might consider it a loaner!

Linking up to My Quilt Infatuation: Needle and Thread Thursday and Slice of Pi Quilts: TGIFF.

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Weekly Progress Update #151

To-Do for the week of June 27th-July 3rd:

  1. Write my July 2022 OMG post. √Done
  2. Make more Murmuration units (diamonds and possibly triangles). √Done
  3. Write my 2022 Mid-Year Check-in post. √Done

To-Do #1

I did decide to make finishing my Murmuration quilt top my July 2022 One Monthly Goal. See my post here.

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To-Do #2

I’ve made several more Murmuration units this past week, some of which are in the photo above. I think I will spare everyone more photos of this project until the quilt top is finished. I do think they’re very pretty, but they definitely look alike!

To-Do #3

I enjoyed recapping the first half of 2022 and prioritizing what I want to accomplish in the second half of this year in my 2022 Mid-Year Check-in post. The photo below shows flying geese depicting January, February, and March temperatures for my city in New Mexico, my stepdaughter’s city in the Bay Area in California, and my stepson’s city in Washington. Staying current with these temperature quilts is my number one priority the rest of 2022.

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To-Do for the week of July 4th-10th:

  1. Bind my Nene quilt and a write a post about it when it’s finished.
  2. Start sewing my April flying geese temperature units into columns.
  3. Work on my Murmuration project.

Linking up with Texas Quilt Gal: To-Do Tuesday.

 

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