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
- Make an 11th Rainbow Sashiko square. √ Done
- Make more progress on Ombré Star quilt. √ Done
- Make the 6-inch January purple block for 2021 Monthly Color Challenge by Patterns by Jen. √ Done
- Pull fabric for Nicholas Ball’s Shoal Sew Along that started last week. √ Done
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.
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.
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!
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:
- Make some Shoal tail pieces.
- Make a 12th Rainbow Sashiko square.
- 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 .