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 Aug 11th-17th:
- Work on a new project that I’m sharing about this week. √ Done
- Work on another Sashiko project that I’m also sharing about this week. √ Done
I found out recently that a friend’s daughter is expecting her first baby, and of course I want to make a baby quilt to celebrate this baby. Like so many people I know, she is a fan of dachshunds, so I decided to combine two different patterns: Elizabeth Hartman’s Dogs in Sweaters and Quilt Art Design’s Dachshund Puppy using a favorite color palette of teals, turquoises, and greys. I finished making the doxie puppy on Sunday, and it about put me over the edge. If I ever mention wanting to do a complicated paper-pieced animal again, please remind me of the difficulty I had with the doxie puppy! But she sure is cute! The color swatches on my design board are the colors along with the titanium grey background fabric that I will be using in the diamond borders around the perimeter of the quilt.
I really love my newest Sashiko kit. It is called Dahlia. I’ve finished one flower so far and look forward to more leisurely stitching while watching MLB baseball games (though my San Francisco Giants are not doing well at all this shortened season. Oh well, I can always root for my back-up team, the Chicago Cubs!).
To-Do for the week of August 18th-August 24th:
- Make the borders for my Doxies baby quilt using Geta Quilting Studio’s Seminole Borders tutorial.
- Cut some 8.5” squares for quilts for Lutheran World Relief.
- Continue to work on my Dahlia Sashiko project.
Linking up with Home Sewn By Us: To-Do Tuesday Weekly Progress Update Linky #54.
Oh, now I understand about the doxie – that is a pretty detailed block! It looks great! That is also a fun Sashiko design; I haven’t seen that one! As to MLB, how about those MN Twins!? You could root for them 🙂
I love those Dogs in Sweaters, but paper piecing! Yikes! You did a great job! She/he is so cute! Anxious to see this one come together,
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Your dog blocks are adorable! The paper-pieced block looks like a huge accomplishment! I love the new Sashiko design – do you order those from somewhere?
We have a Dachshund, I made a quilt a few years ago for my son, the dog is his, I did needle turn applique for the dogs. Love your Sashiko block…I’ve never done this, but looks beautiful…I’ll have to give it a try…have a great day!
GET OUT OF TOWN!! Mary, I have started on that same doxie pattern for my SIL and brother. Of course, it got set aside for other projects recently. I am so excited to see your design wall and what fabric choices you make for this. And the Dahlia – it looks so pretty and delicate on the pink. It reminds me of those gorgeous panels that are being quilted by many folks. I can’t wait to see this progress, too. Thanks for linking up! ~smile~ Roseanne
Wait – I forgot to mention that you had trouble with PP??!! I did fall off my chair and hit my head – that’s why I forgot. Geez, Mary. I’ll never try that pattern of the cute puppy. Look how well it turned out, though. Well worth the trouble and you don’t have to make any more, right?! HAHA! R