To-Do Tuesday 71 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 Dec 15th-Dec 21st:

  1. Make progress on my Cat and Birds quilt top. √ Done
  2. Finish binding another sunflower placemat or two. √ Done
  3. Stitch my last (for now) Rainbow Sashiko square that I will be sewing into a small table topper after the first of the year.
  4. Write my  2021 Planning Party post for the linky party hosted by Yvonne@ Quilting Jetgirl. √ Done

To-Do #1

I have made more progress on my Cat and Birds project. From Mitzie@Jittery Wings , I downloaded the free Sparrow Quilt pattern and paper-pieced the smallest sparrows using purple, blue, and teal Kona solids. I cut the sparrows into 3.5” squares rather than the shape on the template. I rotated the squares to a diamond shape so the sparrows were angled at 45 degrees, and I then sewed setting corner triangles onto the diamonds to make them into 5 inch squares.

To-Do #2

I finished binding two more Sunflower placemats this past week. I’ll wait to take a photo of any more until they are all finished. The table runner is also done, so I just have three more placemats to finish for my friend, Amanda’s housewarming gift.

To-Do #3

For my 8th rainbow Sashiko square, I drew a 1/2” by 1” grid on a blank indigo square using my favorite Clover Fine Marking Pen which took a little getting used to since the line it draws does not immediately show up but within a minute the line is clearly visible but just as important it is easily removed with a little water. Then I drew diagonal lines across the rectangles which became my stitching lines and when I was done I erased the 1/2” by 1” grid using a wetted pieced of cloth. I’ll take a photo of the grid next time. I apologize for the awful photo below. The square is on a piece of white paper, and I took the photo at my office. I didn’t think the lighting was so bad, but indeed it was!


To-Do #4

I always enjoy writing a goal-setting post for the coming year related to what I want to accomplish with my quilting hobby. This year I included stitching in my goals as I plan to continue doing Sashiko as well as participating in Wise Craft Handmade’s 2021 Snowflake Embroidery Block of the Month. See my 2021 Quilting/Stitching Goals post for more info about my 2021 goals.

To-Do for the week of Dec 22nd-Dec 28th

  1. Finish my Cat and Birds quilt top and write my December 2020 OMG Finish post.
  2. Finish binding another sunflower placemat or two.
  3. Make a 9th Rainbow Sashiko square (I decided I could fit one more square into my schedule since they’re pretty quick and so much dang fun to stitch!)

Linking up to Home Sewn By Us: To-Do Tuesday Weekly Progress Update Linky #72.

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4 Responses to To-Do Tuesday 71 Weekly Progress Update

  1. Rebecca Grace says:

    Lots of lovely things you’ve got going! I love your rainbow sashiko!


  2. You are doing well with your goals for each week. I really need to pull out some Sashiko again and stitch on it during the evenings. That rainbow thread is so fun. I think I have one of those pens, still in its packaging. I’ll have to look. Merry Christmas to you, Mary!


  3. Denise says:

    Sashiko square is glorious. Good luck on your To-Do list.


  4. rl2b2017 says:

    Hi Mary! I just LOVE this Sashiko block. The rainbow thread looks fabulous, especially on that indigo fabric. And that cute little sparrow is sweet – I’m looking forward to seeing this quilt come together. I wish you and your family a very Happy Holidays. Thank you for linking up this week. {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne


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