To-Do Tuesday #30 Weekly Progress Update

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 March 3rd-March 9th:

  1. Cut all the solid pieces for Hayden’s graduation quilt. – √ Done
  2. Review the training information on ProCreate by Rebecca Bryan and start to color one of the ProCreate templates Rebecca Bryan has provided to Playful Color Quilt Guild members. – √ Done
  3. Do the Temperature Exercises in The Quilter’s Field Guide to Color.– √ Done

To-Do #1

I was able to get all the solid pieces cut for the graduation quilt that I’m making for my great-nephew, Hayden, using the Soiree quilt pattern by Amy Ellis. Amy’s pattern is designed for layer cake squares (10” squares) where four 2.5” squares from each layer cake square are used for the corners of the snowball blocks. I did not use a layer cake and chose instead to cut the small squares for the corners from Kona Cadet which is a lighter contrasting blue to the larger 6.5” Kona Windsor squares. On Saturday I sewed all the narrow strips (also Kona Windsor) around the 5” print squares. On Sunday I got all the corners sewn on, and I tried two different techniques for the folded corners, both of which I learned about when I read Wendy@Pieceful Thoughts Mr. Manatee post. I got very accurate results from the Antler Quilt Design Simple Folded Corners Ruler, but since I was making so many folded corners, I decided to try the Diagonal Seam Tape by Cluck Cluck Sew that I also ordered after reading Wendy’s post. It was great not having to draw a bazillion (okay 216) diagonal lines, and I was able to chain piece the corners fairly quickly. I certainly sacrificed some precision for speed, but I will definitely use this tape again. (I am, however, planning to make a paper-pieced template to use when I make this block again in a future project because I get much more consistently precise results with paper-piecing compared to traditional piecing.) Below is one of the blocks that I finished this past weekend which I just adore!

To-Do #2

I did review Rebecca’s ProCreate videos and started to color the Solstice Block of the Month coloring sheet that she provided to PCQG members using my new Adonit Pixel stylus with ProCreate. I hope to finish coloring my Solstice BOM coloring sheet this coming week.

To-Do #3

I enjoyed doing the Temperature Exercises in The Quilter’s Field Guide to Color. The first exercise was to pick a warm and cool green and a warm and cool purple from the swatches that Rachel provided in the book.

The second exercise was to choose either purple or green, and make a Bear Paw block with warm tones of the color and another with cool tones of the color. I obviously chose purple.

To-Do for the week of March 10th-March 16th

  1. Finish Hayden’s graduation quilt top.
  2. Piece the back of Hayden’s graduation quilt.
  3. Organize my Alison Glass Kaleidoscope scraps and take a photo of them as I will be using them to make 4” blocks for the 2020 Mini Series Sew Along with Giucy Guice and Alison Glass. You can learn more about this sew along by watching videos posted by @giucy_guice on Instagram.
  4. Finish coloring my Solstice BOM Coloring Sheet using ProCreate.

Linking up to Home Sewn By Us: To-Do Tuesday Weekly Progress Update Linky #31.

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2 Responses to To-Do Tuesday #30 Weekly Progress Update

  1. rl2b2017 says:

    Hi Mary! I love how your graduation quilt is coming together. I think using the Cadet fabric around each block with be a nice spot of continuity throughout the quilt. Very interesting about the color exercise. Thank you for linking up today. ~smile~ Roseanne


  2. The block from your graduation quilt is fun I love that center fabric! It was interesting to read about the different ways you tried making the diagonal corners. Paper-piecing it probably would give you more accuracy! Your color experiments are interesting, too – looks like you’re enjoying them!


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