I am joining the weekly To-Do Tuesday Linky Party hosted by my friend, Roseanne, at Home Sewn By Us. I find goal-setting to be extremely helpful to get more accomplished, and since I’m always trying to get one more project done, I’m all for a little extra push and/or encouragement.
To-Do for the week of October 8th-October 14th:
- Attend Blue Onion class at Santa Fe Quilting. – √ Done
- Finish paper piecing the segments for all the Lumen blocks. √ Done
I learned so much by taking the Blue Onion class from Fran Holden. I honestly can’t imagine learning how to use the Creative Grids All Ovals ruler simply by reading the instructions. There’s all sorts of flipping and trimming, but the pieces fit together like magic! The first pic below is the one block I finished using a gender-neutral palette of teal, mustard, and grey. I have pieces cut to make five more blocks, and I’m going to try to make another block soon to solidify learning how to sew these curves. The second photo is a scrappy Blue Onion quilt made by Fran that she calls Bo’s Orbs. I love this quilt and of course want to make one using this color scheme!
I did get all the segments paper-pieced for the 16 Lumen blocks, and I’ve started to sew the four quadrants into blocks. I have to tell you that matching points is my least favorite part of paper piecing, but I’ve been following Cristy Fincher’s Nesting and Spinning Seams tutorial as recommended by Alison Glass in the Lumen pattern, and so far only one block has given me a hard time. See the four completed blocks (still labeled) below. These will make up the first row.
To-Do for the week of October 15th through October 21st
- Make two blocks for the Sept-Oct Covered in Love Block drive. Thanks, Roseanne, for sharing about this project. Below are the squares I have cut for these blocks. You may notice that my red and yellow squares are larger than they need to be. I almost always like to oversize my HSTs and then trim to size.
- Finish sewing the quadrants together for Lumen blocks 5-16.
Linking up to Home Sewn By Us: To-Do Tuesday Linky #10.