I am joining the weekly To-Do Tuesday Linky Party hosted by Chris at ChrisKnits.
To-Do for the week of June 15th-21st:
- Make one Fancy Fox block. √Done
Take two workshops through the online Vermont Quilt Festival. They were Storm at Seas: No More Tears Paper Piecing with David Sirota and Vintage Quilt Revival with Giuseppe Ribaudo (AKA Giucy Giuce). √Done
- Make more Positivity blocks. √Done
On Friday I made my first Fancy Fox block for the Quilted Connections 1st Annual Spectacular Summer Sew-Along. This sew-along is to make Elizabeth Hartman quilts and other projects of our own choice and share at least one block per week. I made some Fancy Foxes five years ago that I eventually sewed into a modified Fancy Forest quilt for my sister-in-law Sharon (see second photo below). I’m making another version of this modified quilt, so get ready to see a lot of Elizabeth Hartman’s cute animals and a couple whimsical thistle flowers in the next couple months.
I really enjoyed the two workshops I took through the Vermont Quilt Festival. I’ve wanted to make a Storm at Seas quilt for several years, and it was fun to learn another paper piecing method that does not involve ripping papers from the finished blocks. Dave’s method is similar to freezer paper piecing, but templates are printed on vellum paper rather than freezer paper. It was also super cool to learn his tip for matching points that involves using dental floss. Check out his How to Match Perfect Points video. I’ve sewn some units together for a portion of 30″ square wall-hanging:
Vintage Quilt Revival was a process-oriented workshop that incorporated modern design features while maintaining and appreciating elements of traditional quilting. The quilt I plan to redesign is a quilt made for me by my mom in the 1980s. While it is not my current quilting ascetic, there are many aspects of this quilt that I think are striking. The number one feature I want to include in my rendition of my mom’s quilt is the repeating diagonal stripe.
I made more Positivity blocks this past week and will share a pic of them in my June 2021 OMG post later this week.
To-Do for the week of June 22nd-28th:
- Quilt minimally and bind rainbow Sashiko squares to make into mug rugs for my cousins.
- Make another Fancy Fox block.
- Work on Positivity quilt.
- Make more Storm at Sea units.
Linking up to Chris Knits: To-Do Tuesday.
I’ve never made an Elizabeth Hartmann pattern, but they sure are cute. Love your fox, and the quilt! Have fun with the Storm at Sea project.
How fun to do a rendition of your Mom’s quilt! Thanks for the perfect points link. I like your fox; is that a shot cotton background?
What a neat tip! Thanks
Goog luck with your goals for this week
Good morning Mary! Love your fox — I think I need to add that pattern to my someday list! We just had our first in person class last week, making the storm at sea block also ♥ we used Creative Grids rulers — so much fun! I’m using my class block as the front of a tote bag. Have a great Tuesday!
I have a Storm at Sea quilt sitting in a bin (want it?? – LOL). Dental floss? I’m going to have to watch that tutorial. EH animals are so cute and such fun to make, so I’ll enjoy seeing your foxes as you work on this quilt. How cool that you are recreating that quilt your mom gave you – what a unique design. I do like that diagonal running through the quilt!
Love your little fox in teal! (And my daughter would love those hedgehogs, esp now–she just got a real one 2 months ago)
All your quilt projects are awesome! I really like the Storm
at Seat. Have a great day!
Beautiful colors in your Storm at Sea block, Mary! The Vintage Quilt Revival project sounds really interesting, too. I’ll be curious to see what you do with that quilt your mom made!
Such a cute Fox! Love your Storm at Sea block too. Good luck with next week’s goals! Thanks for linking up with To-Do!!
I love storm at seas. I made one and I am sure there will be others in my future. Interesting technique with the dental floss. Would you use it when sewing rows together? I guess yes, but I am a bit overwhelmed by the lo logistics when it involves 7 storm at seas block, each with two points to match.
Hi Mary! Oh, your fox block is so cute!! I have a friend who has a son named Fox. Needless to say, I had to make a wall hanging and then we added the sign language symbols because the mom is deaf. It is a fun block to make, don’t you think?! The little hedgehog is so sweet, too. WOWEE! Your SaS block is gorgeous. Love, love, LOVE the teal and your points are perfection. That is so cool that you are going to replicate and modernize the quilt your mom made for you! That just makes me smile. I am 100% certain that if you include that country pink in the color palette, it will only be a small amount. Those fabrics and colors just scream the 80s, don’t they?! I look forward to seeing where these classes lead you. ~smile~ Roseanne
Your blocks are beautifully done! Thank you so much for sharing your photos as well as the link for perfect points!