I am joining the weekly To-Do Tuesday Weekly Progress Update Linky Party hosted by my friend, Roseanne, at Home Sewn By Us.
To-Do for the week of January 28th-February 4th:
- Make a label for my Medallion Lanterns quilt. – √ Done
- Machine sew the binding for Medallion Lanterns on the front of the quilt and start hand-stitching it down on the back of the quilt. – √ Done
- Write my One Monthly Goal post for February.– √ Done
I got my quilt back from Melissa at Sew Shabby Quilting on Thursday, and she did a lovely job quilting it with a simple motif called Serpentine. I had the quilt label ready (see photo of the label on the back of the quilt in the second pic below) and on Friday, I got this monster of a quilt (91.5” x 96.5”) trimmed and the basting stitches removed around the 376” perimeter of the quilt. On Saturday I got the binding machine stitched to the front of the quilt and started hand-stitching it the back. And on Sunday, I finished hand-stitching the binding watching a marathon of the Great British Baking Show on Netflix and a little Super Bowl pre-game show. Woo hoo! The photo below shows my cat, Bug, on the quilt which was almost finished when she jumped up on the bed for the glamorous cat-on-quilt pic.
I’ve been working behind the scenes on a new project which I wrote about in my February 2020 OMG post. You might notice some of the same fabrics that I used in Medallion Lanterns including the Gold Metallic Burlap-look fabric by Benartex, Essex Charcoal, and Cloud 9 Organic Cirrus Solid in Shadow. Since I am no longer “askeered” of curved piecing, I decided to make my friend, Karla, a curvy quilt. I’ve had the Sew Kind of Wonderful Mini Quick Curve Ruler and the book with Mini QCR patterns for over a year, and I thought it was time to try it out. And I found that I love this ruler. Two 5” squares of fabric will yield two four-inch units, and in my book, that’s very little waste for curved piecing.
To-Do for the week of February 5th-February 11th
- Make more four-inch units for Karla’s quilt. I have 2 or 3 more fabrics that I’m planning to use in this quilt, so the above WIP will slightly change and definitely expand.
- Photograph the finished Medallion Lanterns quilt, hopefully outside over the weekend if it’s decent weather.
- Write a post for my friend Sarah Goer’s Show Me Something With Triangles Linkup. This Linky party can be for current or past triangle projects.
Linking up to Home Sewn By Us: To-Do Tuesday Weekly Progress Update #26.