To-Do Tuesday #57 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 Sept 8-Sept 14th:

  1. Make the Otters block for my North Stars quilt top.  √ Done
  2. Work on my Dahlia Sashiko project. √ Done

To-Do #1

I’m having so much fun making the blocks for my North Stars quilt. Unfortunately in my photo below, the otters’ bodies look really brown where in reality they are grey with some  brownish overtones (I can’t even say what color grey it is as I looked at both my Kona and Bella color cards and couldn’t find an exact match—the closest is Kona Coal). I hope to get an outside shot of the quilt top when it is finished.

To-Do #2

I’ve continued to make progress with my Dahlia Sashiko project. I’m really enjoying practicing this ancient Japanese embroidery skill, and I will get a chance to learn more about it when I take Ebony Love’s Sashiko class this weekend through the online Fall into Sewing 2020 through What enticed me to sign up for Ebony’s class are these wonderful Modern Sashiko Coasters on her Instagram page.

To-Do for the week of Sept 15th-Sept 21st:

  1. I’ve already started sewing the Walrus block for my North Stars quilt top. I’m using green fabrics for this block. If I finish this block this week, I may start on the last block which is a polar bear block in red and white fabrics.
  2. Finish the big flower on my Dahlia Sashiko project and take a photo of the progress thus far.
  3. Take Ebony’s Sashiko class this weekend and maybe stop by another class or two in the Fall into Sewing 2020 Retreat.

Linking up with Home Sewn By Us: To-Do Tuesday Weekly Progress Update Linky #58.

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4 Responses to To-Do Tuesday #57 Weekly Progress Update

  1. Hi Wendy, love love the otter blocks!! Sew cute ♥ Sounds like the retreat will be fun and I love Sashiko coasters — I’ve never tried the technique by hand only with my embroidery machine using a heavier thread to give it an authentic look. I really like Ebony’s coasters and may add them to my “someday” list.


  2. Sorry Mary, I just realized I had two windows opened…yours and Wendy’s and was commenting on both–I really need to have a cup of coffee so I can focus.


  3. Those otters are so cute. Her patterns just seem to come to life as you stitch them together, with personalities all their own (okay, maybe I need a bit more coffee – ha!) Hope you give us a peek at your Dahlia Sashiko soon – I’m looking forward to seeing them!


  4. Sarah Harris says:

    Your otters are amazing!!


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