To-Do Tuesday 111 Weekly Progress Update

 To-Do for the week of Sept 21st- 27th:

  1. Work on a simple I Spy quilt top. √Done
  2. Write my 2021 September OMG Finish post. √Done
  3. Cut fabric for our family Blakely Sew-Along. √Done
  4. Take a Quilt Edge Finishings online workshop with Nicholas Ball through CraftyMonkies. √Done

To-Do #1

I made a simple I Spy quilt top using this tutorial for a special child in my life who will turn one in December (her parents are not comfortable with any kind of specific online reference to her, so I’m respecting their wishes). I found I needed to cut my longer sashing strips 6″ long rather than 5.5″ as stated in the tutorial. It was a quick quilt top to make that I was able to finish in less than a week.


To-Do #2

I wrote about my North Stars quilt top finish in my September 2021 OMG Finish post.


To-Do #3

I got all the cutting done for my family Blakely Sew-Along project and saved a lot of time using my Accuquilt strip cutter to cut the 2.5 inch strips. This is hands-down my most subdued ombré project this year!


To-Do #4

I really enjoyed the Quilt Edge Finishings online workshop with Nicholas Ball through CraftyMonkies on 9/26/21. I took a lot of notes and screen shots. I really want to try his pillow case facing method (see class demonstration photo below) as well as the Welsh Knife Edge technique. I could not find the pillow case finishing method anywhere online but I did find a post on Welsh Quilts: How to Sew a Traditional or Knife Edge. Nicholas’ method is a little different and much clearer to me than the Welsh Quilts tutorial, but it is a cool way to finish a quilt without using extra binding or facing fabric.


To-Do for the week of Sept 28th-Oct 4th:

  1. Stitch a grey Sashiko square with variegated turquoise floss.
  2. Write my October 2021 OMG post.
  3. Make some ombré wonky stars for my Oct ’21 OMG project.

Linking up with Texas Quilt Gal: To-Do Tuesday.

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7 Responses to To-Do Tuesday 111 Weekly Progress Update

  1. You’ve had a really good week. Glad you enjoyed the NB workshop, and I look forward to seeing how you use it.


  2. cute I spy and wonderful north stars


  3. That is a neat layout on the I-Spy quilt and your fussy cutting looks wonderful. I’ve not heard of knife edge binding but look forward to reading about it = thanks for the link.
    Thank you for linking with To Do Tuesday!


  4. Ivani says:

    The spy quilt is really pretty the gray background fabric join them all so well.


  5. rl2b2017 says:

    Hi Mary! Your I-Spy quilt turned out just fab. A sweet little someone will enjoy it very much, especially when they feel all the love you’ve stitched into it. The Blakely SAL fabrics are just SO perfect! I want to just feel through the computer and touch them. The online class you took also sounds interesting. I’ve never heard of the knife-edge technique. I’ll have to check out the link you shared – thanks for that. {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne


  6. I always love to see how you’ve met your goals each week. I hope you have another great week as we close out September.


  7. Sherrie says:

    Great job on your To-Do list this week. I got one of my items from my list
    to a filmsy. I really like that I Spy quilt, so colorful. Have a great day!


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