I am joining the weekly To-Do Tuesday Linky Party hosted by Chris at ChrisKnits.
To-Do for the week of March 2nd-8th:
- Work on my March 2021 OMG project. √ Done
- Quilt my Mosaic Tiles class project. √ Done
- Make more Shoal fish. √ Done
- Start my Snowflake Embroidery Month 2 block. √ Done
- Continue spending at least 15 minutes a day playing with EQ8. √ Done
My March 2021 One Monthly Goal through Elm Street Quilts is to make a Harry Potter mini quilt for a colleague at work named Tasia who loves all things Harry Potter. We are doing a trade where she is helping me with some strength training twice a week in exchange for the mini quilt. Tasia has given me free rein in the design. I found a great paper-pieced pattern at Fandom in Stitches of the wizard, Albus Dumbledore. He is one of Tasia’s favorite Harry Potter characters, and she has even named her cat, Albus. All of the patterns at Fandom in Stitches are free of charge for personal use. The size of the one I chose is 5” square which was smaller than I wanted for my mini quilt, so I enlarged it a bit on a copier. The nine sections weren’t separated, so I made 9 copies (and a few extra for good measure), so I could cut out each section to paper piece and then added a 1/4” seam allowance when I was trimming the sections. I would definitely say this pattern is NOT for a paper-piecing novice! But I was able to get all the sections paper-pieced on Saturday, and on Sunday I sewed the sections together to make a 7” square Dumbledore. I then added three borders to make it 17” square. I’ll share more about all the fabrics used when I have finished the mini quilt.
I did get my Mosaic Tiles class project quilted on Sunday. My favorite quilting to do is organic wavy lines which hardly takes any time to get done. I’ll share a photo after it is bound.
I made a couple more Shoal fish this past week. They are the fish below with the light blue fans. I plan to make a mini quilt next month with these fish and maybe more Shoal fish.
I made progress on Month 2 of the Snowflake Embroidery BOM. I’ll wait to show this month’s pretty design when I’ve finished it.
I am enjoying spending daily time with EQ8 going through a basic lesson book and this past week I signed up for Kari Schell@On Point Quilter’s Shoot for the Stars with EQ8 course. I have also signed up for her free Spring Fever EQ8 Mystery that starts tomorrow. (Thanks Roseanne for telling me about it). Anyone can participate, but they have to sign up, and Kari has three videos she would like participants to watch before the mystery project starts.
To-Do for the week of March 9th-15th:
- Quilt my Harry Potter (Dumbledore) mini quilt.
- Bind my Mosaic Tiles class project.
- Work on my Snowflake Embroidery Month 2 block.
- Continue spending at least 15 minutes a day playing with EQ8.
Linking up to Chris Knits: To-Do Tuesday.
Dumbledore looks great, but I’m sure those little tiny pieces were a bit of a challenge! I can’t wait to see your Shoal quilt!
Hi Mary! Five to-do items, five checkmarks. That looks like a fabulous week for you! Albus Dumbledore turned out fabulously. Hmm, not for PP novices. Stay away from that block, Roseanne, you could have added. HAHA! Seriously, it looks like a difficult block with all those wee little bits in the center. Now, the H and P I think I could handle. Maybe. You are rolling right along with EQ8! I’m so proud of you. Soon, you’ll be sharing quilting designs that caught your fancy in your own color palette. Good luck with this week’s list. ~smile~ Roseanne
I love your Dumbledore project – it looks just like him! It’s hard to imagine making him in a 5″ size though. Looking forward to seeing your Mosaic Tiles finish!
Your paper pieced block turned out great. I’ve been downloading paper pieced patterns lately, but I haven’t attempted any of them yet. I’ve also been working on learning EQ. My husband would be delighted if I only spent 15 mins a day; it’s more like 15 hours a day for the past few days. LOL
Wonderful progress this week! I need to do my Spring Fever daily exercise, thanks for the reminder!
I was so tickled to see your Dumbledore done. 7″ or 5″ is an amazing project! I recently discovered the HP fabric line by Camelot fabrics, both at Micheals on line and in a quilt shop called The Old Country Store. Michaels only has a few choices, but The Old Country Store (Intercourse PA) has the entire collection.