To-Do Tuesday 95 Weekly Progress Update

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

To-Do for the week of June 1st-7th:

  1. Bind my modified Meadowland (Whale Tales) quilt. √Done
  2. Get caught up with Tech Know Quilters intro to Easy Draw lessons. √Done
  3. Cut 2.5” and 4.5” strips for the Positivity Quilt Along hosted by Sew Preeti Quilts. √Done

To-Do #1

I’ve had my quilted Whale Tales Modified Meadowland quilt back for a couple months from Jessica@ Sugar Mill Quilts whom I have gotten to know through Instagram. I really like the quilting pattern that she suggested which looks like ocean waves. This 64” X 64” throw is for my nephew Jack who will celebrate his 50th birthday in July. I will be able to give it to him in person when I visit California early next month. Jack is a surfer and loves the ocean, so I thought a quilt using the Whale Tales fabric collection by Katherine Quinn would be perfect for him. The binding is grey Cloud 9 Shadow Cirrus solid which I also used in the quilt. It is favorite fabric of mine because of the texture it adds, though like any shot cotton, it does tend to fray.

I sewed this quilt in rows rather than blocks to accommodate the 8.5” fussy-cut squares featuring some wonderful ocean images. The orangey-brown fabric that frames the octopus below is Kona Cedar. I really like how it complements the feature fabrics in the quilt top. 

The backing fabric is a Cotton+Steel Octopus print that I’ve had in my stash for a few years.

To-Do #2

I finished the 13 lessons that were included in Kari Schell’s Tech Know Quilters Intro to Easy Draw module. Below is a quilt I drafted in EQ8 using Kari’s instructions that I may make someday using Giucy Giuce’s fabrics.

To-Do #3

I’m starting to cut fabrics a little early for the Positivity QAL, so I can get most of the blocks sewed before my trip to CA. I used my Accuquilt strip cutter to cut the 2.5” colorful Kaleidoscope strips as well as the 2.5” Charcoal background strips. I wished I had a strip cutter to cut the twenty-two 4.5” background strips, but I got those done the old fashioned way. No pic—you’ll have to trust me on this!!!

To-Do for the week of June 8th-14th:

  1. Make two blocks for the Covered in Love May-June Block Drive. Tammy is guest hosting this block drive, and she has chosen a really easy block with a 5” center (our choice—think I-Spy for Grown-ups) and 3.5” borders in colors of sea and sand (which can include the colors yellow, cream, and gold).
  2. Stitch two Sashiko rainbow squares that will be made into mug rugs for my cousin, Sally, and her daughter, Kenzie, who I will see when visit California next month. They both are sewists and quilters who enjoy hand-crafted items.

  3. Subcut 2.5” and 4.5” squares and 2.5” X 6.5” rectangles for the Positivity Quilt Along hosted by Sew Preeti Quilts.

Linking up to Chris Knits: To-Do Tuesday.

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8 Responses to To-Do Tuesday 95 Weekly Progress Update

  1. Your Whale Tales meadowland quilt is gorgeous! Your nephew is very lucky!


  2. Whale Tales turned out really well. Love that wavy quilting – perfect for a surfer! You definitely need to make that quilt design you sketched out – good for you, hanging with the EQ8 training! How’s Mary doing?


  3. Ivani says:

    Whale Tales quilt is a beautiful quilt .And the quilting is just perfect for it. Your nephew will love it.


  4. rl2b2017 says:

    Hi Mary! Those quilted waves on the Whale Tales look fabulous. It really looks like it is moving, laying there on your bed. I am certain your nephew will just love it! Yay you for keeping up in the Tech Know lessons. It looks like you are enjoying them and how cool that you’re going to make that quilt from of your own design. It won’t be long and you’ll be going to California for a visit. Great job! ~smile~ Roseanne


  5. Cheree Hull says:

    Love that wavey quilting and it’s such a beautiful quilt! Great job!


  6. Whale Tales turned out wonderfully, and the quilting is perfect for it, Mary! That will be a great 50th birthday gift! I love the design you came up with from your class. Hope you do make it someday!


  7. Whale Tales is magnificent! I love the colors and fabrics. Is your nephew expecting the quilt? Looking forward to seeing your Sashiko rainbow squares. Sounds like you are going to have a nice family reunion next month!


  8. chrisknits says:

    Awesome finish on the quilt!!! Thanks for linking up with To-Do Tuesday! Good luck with next week’s goals.


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