To-Do Tuesday 85 Weekly Progress Update

I am joining the weekly To-Do Tuesday Linky Party hosted by Chris at ChrisKnits

To-Do for the week of March 23rd-29th:

  1. Work on an equilateral triangle baby quilt top with the triangles I cut from a lovely Boundless ombré fat quarter bundle. √ Done
  2. Continue spending at least 15 minutes a day playing with EQ8. √ Done
  3. Finish my Snowflake Embroidery BOM Month 2 block. √ Done
  4. Write my Dumbledore Finished post (March 2021 OMG Finish). √ Done

To-Do #1

I found out recently that a friend who lives in Missouri is due to have a baby girl any time. This past week I designed and made a baby-size ombré equilateral quilt top that measures 36.75” wide by 32” long using the Boundless Fat Quarter Bundle on the right in the second photo below. To the left of the quilt top is a beautiful bookmark that a friend from Michigan sent me. And peaking out underneath is my pretty new cutting mat from my friend, Laura.


To-Do #2

I just finished up five weeks of daily practice with EQ8, and the program makes so much more sense to me. I enrolled in an introductory class called Shoot for the Stars by Kari Schell of On Point Quilter that was really helpful. And I also participated in her Spring Fever Mystery Challenge as a VIP (which meant that I paid $14.99 to watch extra live video help sessions that were also recorded for later viewing, and Kari also provided the paper-pieced patterns for all the blocks). During the final video, Kari mentioned a previous mystery challenge called Foundation Friendly Christmas and offered the Spring Fever VIPs the opportunity to purchase the Christmas program with all the videos and patterns (again for 14.99). Being the Christmas freak that I am, I couldn’t resist. Below is a star that I drafted and then manipulated using Serendipity function. I also made a much bigger financial commitment and signed up for six months of Kari’s Tech Know Quilters (TKQ). I’m not going to commit any more to daily EQ8 practice, but I definitely plan to continue putting in consistent time learning and using the program.  I’ll be sharing from time to time some of what I’ve been doing with TKQ.

To-Do #3

Over the the weekend I finished my Snowflake Embroidery BOM Month 2 block. I’ve decided I’m going to make two Christmas wall hangings from the blocks of this Block of the Month, so I’m sticking with my favorite Christmas color combo of grey, white, red, turquoise, and teal.

To-Do #4

I did get my Dumbledore Mini Quilt Finish post written (where I shared about my fabrics including my hand-dyed hair/mustache/beard fabric) and linked to Elm Street Quilts: March 2021 OMG Finish Link-Up. Below is one of the pics I included in my post. 

To-Do for the week of March 30th-April 5th:

  1. Make progress on my Shoal fish project.
  2. Start yet another ombré project! 
  3. Start stitching the Two Cranes Sashiko project for my brother’s 75th birthday in July. I’m leaning toward using the beautiful orange variegated DMC pearl floss pictured below. But I’ll have to see how it looks once I start stitching. I may opt for the plain white on indigo look which I also like very much.

Linking up to Chris Knits: To-Do Tuesday.

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5 Responses to To-Do Tuesday 85 Weekly Progress Update

  1. So many fun projects you have going on! Yay for the progress on EQ, too! I think you will like that variegated thread for the Two Cranes. I made that one with a light blue variegated and really liked how the thread added to the piece.

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  2. Bonnie in VA says:

    I envy your EQ progress. I had it on my Mac but they quit offering it for the Mac and I don’t really do Windows so I’ll continue with paper. The Two Cranes would look wonderful in either the color or the traditional white. Have fun making a decision.

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  3. rl2b2017 says:

    Hi Mary! That ombre fabric just shimmers and shines and looks fabulous! Wow. That new-momma-to-be is going to LOVE this quilt. I’m so glad you decided to sign up for the TKQ. I don’t think you’ll regret one moment of it, plus the videos are there for you as a resource forever. I still have some email links that I’ve never used (yet). Finally, those Sashiko cranes are gorgeous. I think it will look fab in whichever thread color you select. Great job. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  4. Your equilateral ombre quilt top is beautiful, Mary – it really glows! Looks like you’ve really enjoyed the snowflake embroidery, too – great idea to make some Christmas wall-hangings out of them. I like turquoise with other traditional Christmas colors, too!

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  5. chrisknits says:

    Great job on meeting those goals!! The ombre project just glows!! Thanks for linking up with To-Do! Good luck on next week’s goals.

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