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 Dec 1-Dec 7th:
- Write my December 2020 One Monthly Goal post and make progress on that project. √ Done
- Stitch a sixth rainbow Sashiko square. √ Done
I am working on a new project that I’m very excited about. My friend, Kristen, is expecting a baby this Spring, and when I told her that I wanted to make a quilt for her baby girl, she requested one with cats and birds in teal and purple colors. In the design that my friend, Mary, and I came up with, there will only be one cat on the front of the quilt, but the quilt back will feature a large cat panel. I belong to Kristy Lea@QuietPlay’s 2020 Pattern Club, and one pattern I’ve been wanting to make is her Geometric Cat. I made a fabric collage of the cat that I shared about in my December 2020 OMG post that featured many purple and teal colors along with blues to transition between the teal and purple. Below is the finished Geometric Cat block that measures 9 3/4” by 10”, but it will be 15” square when I finish sewing borders around it. It will be featured in the center of the quilt top. This was the easiest time I had sewing sections together, and I attribute that primarily to Kristy’s excellent pattern designing.
I finished my sixth rainbow Sashiko square which was Star Crossed by Blair Stocker (It is also known as the rice stitch). This Sashiko square may be my favorite so far. I especially like how the not-totally-uniform stitches actually add interest to this square.
To-Do for the week of Dec 8th-Dec 14th
- Make more progress on the Cat and Birds quilt top.
- Make the binding for my friend, Amanda’s sunflower placemats and table runner.
- Make a lined drawstring bag using the pattern by Jeni@In Color Order.
Linking up to Home Sewn By Us: To-Do Tuesday Weekly Progress Update Linky #70.
That cat is amazing; can’t wait to see the rest of the quilt! Of course, the Sashiko is very cool, too! Still love that rainbow thread!
MARY! Oh my. Both of these projects are lovely. That cat!! The depth and dimension the fabric placement gives is just phenomenal. And the Sashiko rice stitches is great, too – the stitches do look exactly like rice pieces. Gosh, that is going to be a fun baby quilt for you to work on. Those are just your wheelhouse! Thanks for linking up today and good luck with next week’s list. ~smile~ Roseanne
Your cat block is just wonderful, Mary! I haven’t used one of Kristy’s patterns in a long time, but I have enjoyed her paper-pieced projects in the past. They are great! That Sashiko design is really pretty!
The lined drawstring bag pattern is a good one! I hope you have a lovely week.
Your cat is awesome…so pretty, it will make a beautiful center block.
Have a great day!