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 November 12th-November 18th:
- Finish binding Dimension in Dusk. – √ Done
- Start binding my Lumen quilt. – √ Done
- Quilt and finish a second Penguin Party Pillow for my friend, Alicia. – √ Done
I did finish binding Dimension in Dusk but haven’t had a chance to get an outside photo of this finished quilt. I really love the Time Warp quilting pattern (quilting done by My Long Arm Quilting Service). Here is a pic of it on the recliner in the living room.
For my Lumen quilt, I am over halfway done hand-stitching the binding to the back which is Henry Glass Radiance Black/Multi fabric available at Backside Fabrics. Here is a photo that shows a peek of both the front and back of the quilt:
I again straight-line quilted this second Penguin Party Pillow that I will be giving my friend, Alicia, but this time quilted the straight lines half an inch apart which is twice the amount of work than the one-inch lines I did last week-end, LOL, plus a fair number of threads to bury since I decided not to quilt through the penguin. Instead I opted to stitch-in-the-ditch around the penguin, and I left a little of the aqua fabric unquilted to set off the face and fins. The print that I used for envelope backing in the second photo below is a diagonal checkered aqua that is suitable for this pillow to be out year round.
To-Do for the week of November 19th through November 25th
- Finish binding my Lumen quilt.
- Start to work on the BIG project that I’ve mentioned a couple times in recent blog posts. I will be making a queen-sized Metro Medallion quilt for my stepson, Drew that will be a combo this year Christmas/next year Birthday present. This is a beautiful quilt with curved blocks made with the Quick Curve Rule by Sew Kind of Wonderful. The focus this coming week will be to familiarize myself with the ruler and make sense of the pattern. I will definitely cut some fabric and possibly make one block. Below are the fabrics that I’ll be using in this quilt which are a mixture of a few fabrics from my stash and some I’ve been acquiring in the last few months. The map fabric that I pinned to my design board will be the quilt backing for my travel-loving stepson.
Linking up to Home Sewn by Us: To-Do Tuesday Linky #15.
Hi Mary! What great finishes you share with us this week. Well, one near-finish but that sneak peek implies it is nearly complete. Your DiD really looks so nice. That quilting pattern definitely gives the piece some movement with a nice transition from color to color – it rather moves your eye along. Straight line quilting is just perfect for the penguin, at least in my mind. He sure looks sweet and I love the fabric you chose for his belly. Finally, Lumen – wowee! That quilting pattern is interesting – it forms petals, I think, with a cool looking secondary pattern as well. LOVE that map fabric – that is going to be a fun and big project to keep you busy for a bit. Thank you for linking up – I’m glad the list making works for you. ~smile~ Roseanne
Congrats on your finishes. Dimension in Dusk is very pretty and I love your fabric pull.
Oh, that Dimension in Dusk is a beauty. The colors are very pretty. Looking forward to seeing the other two quilts as well!
That is some neat color flow and quilting in your Dimension in Dusk quilt. Your penguin pillow turned out so cute! I hope you like the Sew Kind of Wonderful ruler and pattern for your new project. I’ve made several and find their patterns well written. Just be sure to line up the ruler on the marks as specified in the patterns. Happy Stitching!
Getting that binding finished is always such a great feeling. Dimension in Dusk is so beautiful – the quilting does look perfect for it! Have a great week getting started on the new project!
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