To-Do Tuesday 74 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 Jan 5th- Jan 11th

  1. Make an 11th Rainbow Sashiko square. √ Done
  2. Make more progress on Ombré Star quilt. √ Done
  3. Make the 6-inch January purple block for 2021 Monthly Color Challenge by Patterns by Jen. √ Done
  4. Pull fabric for Nicholas Ball’s Shoal Sew Along that started last week. √ Done

To-Do #1

This pattern is called Hanmari Tsugnagi (linked semicircles). It is from The Ultimate Sashiko Sourcebook by Susan Briscoe. I think of it as Moons & Butt Cheeks (get it? My sister would’ve gotten a kick out of this extremely informal description, but she also might’ve been a little fanny obsessed!). At any rate, I have this book on my Kindle on my iPad, and I like to take screenshots of the patterns and enlarge them to see the patterns and the suggested stitching paths more clearly. I drew a one inch grid (still not removed in the photo below) and then used Perfect Circles to draw the curves.

To-Do #2

I finished sewing my Ombré Star quilt top together on Saturday. It went fairly smoothly, though as with any HST quilt, some of my points refused to match nicely! I definitely recommend this Ombré Star pattern by Sam@Hunter’s Design Studio. It does take a fair amount of ombré fabric to the make the quilt top since there’s no background fabric.. Mine finished at 73” X 73”, and I used about 4 1/2 yards of ombré fabric. I’d recommend purchasing five yards to allow for some wiggle room. 

To-Do #3

I got the 6-inch January purple block finished on Sunday for the 2021 Monthly Color Challenge by Patterns by Jen. It turned out fine, but the center probably would’ve looked a little sharper if I’d watched the video on how the trim the units before I made the block rather than after!

To-Do #4

Below is my fabric pull for the Shoal Sew-Along. Most of it is from my mom’s indigo prints from the 1990s. The solids on the right are some Alison Glass Kaleidoscope fabrics and some navy Sashiko fabric that I may use to stitch some shoal fish.

To-Do for the week of Jan 12th-Jan 18th:

  1. Make some Shoal tail pieces.
  2. Make a 12th Rainbow Sashiko square.
  3. Work on another project using a quilt kit that has long been in my stash.

Linking up to Home Sewn By Us: To-Do Tuesday Weekly Progress Update Linky #75 .

I am also linking up my finished Ombre Star quilt top with Elm Street Quilts: January 2021 OMG Finishes.

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10 Responses to To-Do Tuesday 74 Weekly Progress Update

  1. Moons and butt cheeks – hahahaha! Love the Sashiko, though, it looks great! The ombre star quilt is gorgeous; makes me want to make one – might have to add that to my list! Can’t wait to see your Shoal quilt take shape. You have good goals for the week!


  2. I was wondering how you drew the Sashiko patterns on your dark background fabric. Thanks for explaining that! Your Ombre Star quilt top is beautiful!


  3. rl2b2017 says:

    Wow, wow, WOWEEEEEE, Mary! That Ombre Star quilt top is just gorgeous. I truly want to make my own or better yet, intercept the mail when you send the finished quilt out. (Not really – that’s a federal crime and I so wouldn’t do well in prison.) Also gorgeous in a different way is the new Sashiko block – love the moons and butt cheeks. HAHA! I guess I’ll have to watch Jen’s video since I haven’t made my block yet and I’ve been forewarned. Thanks so much for linking up toady! ~smile~ Roseanne


  4. Rebecca Grace says:

    Your Ombre Star looks spectacular, and I’m loving your sashiko, too. Brilliant idea, screen shotting the page in your iPad to make the pattern bigger. And what’s that variegated thread you’re stitching with? Just gorgeous. As for the HSTs and pinwheel centers, the struggle is real and we’re all right there with you. 😉


  5. Marsha Cooper says:

    I love the color of your star quilt


  6. Frédérique says:

    Your ombré quilt is so beautiful, I love it!


  7. patty says:

    Lovely quilt! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish!


  8. Cheree Hull says:

    Ha! Funny name! Love the ombre star!


  9. Susan Nixon says:

    Your ombre finish is gorgeous. Congratulations. You couldn’t have made it without 5 yards of fabric if you’d gone looking for all those shades and tints, I think. The ombre probably saved you time and money. LOL It certainly made a beautiful quilt top.


  10. Ohhh that ombre star – how lovely!!!


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