To-Do Tuesday 76 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 19th- Jan 25th

  1. Work on my Shoal Sew-Along project. √ Done
  2. Start another small Sashiko project featuring a beautiful Caribbean perle floss. √ Done
  3. Start cutting squares for the Meadowland quilt top I’m making for my nephew’s birthday this summer.√ Done

To-Do #1

I have made three Shoal fish so far. It’s still not quite intuitive for me yet, and I botched one big time, but overall I like how these three little fishies look. I definitely plan to make more but am going to prioritize other projects right now.

To-Do #2

I recently found some beautiful hand-dyed variegated perle floss in Caribbean color. I plan to use it on my 2021 Snowflake Sampler BOM and thought I’d try this floss out on a pre-printed light grey Sashiko coaster. It stitched up like a dream on Sashiko fabric. Hopefully it will also do well on the gingham fabric for the Snowflake Sampler where I will be learning chicken scratch embroidery. 

To-Do #3

I am making a Meadowland quilt for my nephew, Jack’s 50th birthday in July that features fabric from the Whale Tales collection, and I am modifying the pattern to use 8.5” fussy-cut squares rather than (4) 4.5” squares sewn together which are background fabric squares in the pattern. If this is unclear, please see the Meadowland quilt I made in 2019 where the background fabric was a lightly patterned white fabric. Evie@evquilts shared a tutorial on her blog in 2019 on how to modify the Meadowland pattern that I can’t access any more, but I had made it into a PDF on iBooks, so I can still access the information (though with many blank pages in the PDF). If you go into her link above, you’ll see a beautiful Meadowland quilt featuring both 8.5” and 4.5” squares in a modern-looking floral. Here are the nine large squares I have cut out that I will use in the large throw-size quilt I’m making for Jack.

To-Do for the week of Jan 25th-Feb 1st:

  1. Bind Color Jolt quilt which came back this week from a new long-arm quilter.
  2. Write my Feb OMG post about getting my Meadowland quilt top done next month.
  3. Sashiko stitch a shoal fish.

Linking up to Home Sewn By Us: To-Do Tuesday Linky 77 .

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4 Responses to To-Do Tuesday 76 Weekly Progress Update

  1. The Meadowland quilt is going to be stunning with those fussy cut prints!


  2. I agree, the Meadowland is going to be very pretty in those prints. I cannot wait to see your Sashiko fish (I’m back to working on my Sashiko, thanks to you :-)) That Caribbean thread is so pretty! Those fish look like so much fun!


  3. rl2b2017 says:

    Hi Mary! Is there a special fabric used for Sashiko? Those variegated threads in Caribbean colors are just perfect for you and right up your alley. Great choice on your fabrics for the Meadowland quilt – I’m certain your nephew will just LOVE it. Thanks so much for linking up today. Good luck with this week’s list. ~smile~ Roseanne


  4. Your Caribbean variegated blue thread is beautiful – it makes a pretty design! The chicken scratch embroidery looks fascinating, too – I’ve never tried it. Have a great week, Mary!


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