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 26th-December 2nd:
- Make at least eight more Medallion Lantern blocks using the Metro Medallion pattern. – √ Done
I was able to get 13 more Medallion Lantern blocks done this week. In the pics below you might notice some different fabrics than what was shown in my initial fabric pull photo that I shared a few weeks ago. My best friend, Mary, is very involved in the design of this quilt as well as helping to press fabric and seams. She found and ordered some additional fabric for this project, and I pulled a couple more fabrics from my stash to give more balance. We opted to use some fabrics only once, most fabrics twice, and two of our favorites will be used three times as a central focus in the quilt.
To-Do for the week of December 10th through December 16th
- What a surprise—I plan to make more Medallion Lantern blocks!!! I hope to finish making the rest of these blocks in the coming week (only 10 more blocks). I’ve been pushing pretty hard to get these blocks finished, and I noticed Sunday morning that I was making some stupid mistakes, including pressing a couple curves the wrong way and one rather major faux pas that could have resulted in injury as I left my rotary cutter open on my cutting table while pinning blocks, with my fingers just a couple inches from the sharp blade. Sometimes I need to dial it back a little and not be SO goal oriented! I imagine there are plenty of people who can relate :).
Linking up to Home Sewn By Us: To-Do Tuesday Linky #18.
Quilting blood needs to stay INSIDE you….not on the fabric. Have you considered a different style of rotary cutter, maybe on that retracts the blade when you let go? I have a FISKARS that does that and I really like using it. Your blocks are terrific. Glad you didn’t bleed on them!
Good morning Mary! You overachiever you – I knew you’d get more than 10 made. I like the new fabrics you added, and I really look forward to seeing the whole layout. I’m wondering which blocks will be highlighted in the center! Thank you for linking up. Gosh, it’s just two weeks until Christmas Eve. I’d better get my tree up. ~smile~ Roseanne
I’m admiring these blocks, and you for sticking with your goal of working on them each week! They look very labor intensive, but will make an amazing design for you!