I am joining the weekly To-Do Tuesday Weekly Progress Update Linky Party hosted by my friend, Roseanne, at Home Sewn By Us.
It’s officially been half a year that I’ve been joining Roseanne’s weekly Linky party, and it definitely has helped me accomplish more of my quilting goals. Thanks Roseanne!
To-Do for the week of February 5th-February 11th:
- Make more four-inch units using the Sew Kind of Wonderful Mini Quick Curve Ruler. – √ Done
- Photograph Medallion Lanterns. – √ Done
- Write a post for my friend Sarah Goer’s Show Me Something With Triangles Linkup.– √ Done
I narrowed down all the fabrics that I will be using for the quilt I’m making for my friend, Karla. I’m calling this quilt Glimmers of Gold, but the long version of the title is Shades of Grey, Patches of Black, and Glimmers of Gold to describe Karla’s journey to finally attaining her doctoral degree. I wanted to include different textures and color values/saturations to increase visual (and tactile) interest. Some of the grey fabrics I ordered online looked like they would work well but then I found they had undertones of green or blue in them, and they stuck out like a sore thumb. Overall I’m happy with the mixture of fabrics. Some have high contrast with the adjacent pie or L shape, and some have lesser contrast, and I’ve decided that it adds to the composition. And it keeps me from having to find and buy more fabric! Below is a photo of the first 10 rows.
Over the weekend, I took Medallion Lanterns to my favorite photography spot here in town for larger size quilts, but it was so flippin’ windy (literally this quilt that weighs 6.2 pounds was flipping all over!) that I couldn’t duct tape it to the wall. The pic below is on a large landing between two sets of stairs. And following that photo are three pics of this ginormous quilt on my full-size bed (of course!) with one close-up of the serpentine quilting pattern done by Sew Shabby Quilting and the last photo being of the wonderful map quilt backing. The last three photos show the true colors in the quilt much better than the first one which I took outside which would have benefited from less direct sunlight.
Triangle quilts are amongst my favorite quilts, so I really enjoyed writing my I Love Triangles post that recapped three special triangle quilts.
To-Do for the week of February 12th-February 18th
- Finish making the four-inch units for the last four rows of Karla’s quilt top and start sewing the units into rows.
- Cut some 5” squares for the quilt I am making to celebrate my great-nephew, Hayden’s graduation from high school in June. Camping has been a huge part of his life, so I’m making another camping quilt that will use the same quilting motif as the one I made last year for my brother and sister-in-law (Hayden’s grandparents), though I will also be incorporating some of his other interests like cowboy boots and hats, fishing, and bicycles.
- Speaking of camping, this week I want to pick fabrics for two placemats that I will be making for my friend, Sharon, that will go with the Travel Trailer pillow I made for her last year. I will be using the Square in Square Quilted Placemat Tutorial by Sarah Ashford.
Linking up to Home Sewn By Us: To-Do Tuesday Weekly Progress Update #27.
You have some good projects lined up! Your Glimmers of Gold is coming along well, and the photos of the Medallion quilt are fun to see in that bright sunshine. We have sunshine here lately, with a heavy dose of snow!
Love all these gray fabric combos! I hear ya on the wind. I live in KS–trying to get outdoor pics can be tricky. (I’ve considered using rocks or bricks!) Nice job on the to-do’s! Visiting from the link up.
Hi Mary! Wow, a half year already. I’m glad you find it’s helpful for you. How many different gray fabrics are used in the quilt for Karla? It sure is pretty and I just can almost feel it through the computer screen. She is going to LOVE it. I find it is very hard to purchase fabrics online, especially when you are trying to match and coordinate different lines. The Medallion Lanterns quilt has turned out fabulously. I have never seen that quilting design before but it sure works perfectly on this piece. Of course, I adore the map fabric on the back!! I look forward to seeing the new camping quilt start to take shape as well as the placemats. Great job on your list this week and here’s to a productive week ahead. Thank you for linking up this week. ~smile~ Roseanne
Your Glimmers of Gold blocks are wonderful, Mary! The layout really reflects the title. And I love the quilting on your lanterns quilt! Thanks for the link to the placemats tutorial, too. I’m going to go check that out!