To-Do Tuesday #18 Weekly Progress Update

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 December 10th-December 16th:

  1. Make more Medallion Lantern blocks using the Metro Medallion pattern and hopefully finish making the last 10 blocks. – √ Done

To-Do #1

Even though I gave myself an out in my last To-Do post in case I hit a wall and couldn’t finish making the last 10 Medallion Lantern blocks, I did indeed get them finished by early Saturday afternoon, but you will have to take my word on that. It didn’t make any sense to take photos of these blocks as they were all duplicates of blocks I’ve previously made for this project. Because these blocks are fairly large (13 1/2” X 16 1/2” unfinished), and I’ve made 42 of them, they won’t easily fit on my design boards, especially since I have closed off my back room to keep the house warmer. I tried to use my full-size bed pinning the blocks that didn’t fit on the bed to the sides and end, but I really couldn’t get a good overall look. So I took photos of all the different blocks and printed them up at Walgreen’s using a 50% online coupon including duplicates of some blocks and triplicates of two different blocks. I then pasted a small fabric swatch in the center of each photo, and then pinned them on my design board along with one of the actual blocks. I found this method of designing easy and quite useful, and the “blocks” were re-arranged several times. They were re-arranged another time or two after the photo below was taken.

The next step was for my best friend, Mary, and I to decide on the fabrics that we wanted to use on the corners of each block that form diamonds in the lighter grey background fabric lanterns. We ended up opting for a simple repeating pattern using yellow gold triangles and triangles made from a more matte gold fabric. I got the triangles cut early Sunday and started sewing them on the corners of the blocks. Below is a pic that shows 9 of the blocks with the alternating colored triangles sewn on them:

To-Do for the week of December 17th through December 23rd

  1. Finish sewing triangles on the corners of the Medallion Lantern blocks.
  2. Start sewing the blocks into rows.
  3. Finish writing my 2020 Quilting Goals post to join the #2020PlanningParty hosted by my friend, Yvonne, at Quilting Jetgirl. You might want to join in because she has lots of prizes available from several different sponsors. I really enjoy the process of looking back on the past year and prioritizing what I want to accomplish quilting-wise in the coming year.

Linking up to Home Sewn By Us: To-Do Tuesday Linky 19.

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4 Responses to To-Do Tuesday #18 Weekly Progress Update

  1. What a great idea to use the photos for help with designing your layout! I’ll have to remember that. I like the gold triangles, too – they look like lights in those lanterns!


  2. rl2b2017 says:

    Hi Mary! I knew you would start on those triangles. Oooh-la-la they look so nice. I’ll bet Mary is thrilled with how this is coming together – and you, too, for that matter. Thanks for the reminded about Yvonne. I know I wrote a post last year and for this year – it will be interesting to revisit where I thought we were going. Thanks for linking up – I appreciate it! ~smile~ Roseanne


  3. Sharon says:

    The addition of the diamonds in the corners look great! 2020 goals! I’ve been thinking along that line too! Merry Christmas!


  4. Pingback: Medallion Lantern Blocks Completed! | Quilting is in my Blood

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