To-Do for the week of Oct 12th-18th:
- Stitch a Sashiko square with the speckled gold background possibly with another color thread. Nope
- Work on a large-scale paper piecing project that I just started last week. √Done
- Take the first day of Tara Faughnan’s Small World Quilt online workshop on October 16th. √Done
Those other Sashiko squares with the speckled gold background have gone missing! I looked high and low for them. Sometimes you just have to take a break from looking for something and see if it decides to reveal itself, but in case it doesn’t anytime soon, yesterday I ordered another set of these Sashiko squares from Shiboridragon on Etsy.
I am making a quilt that measures 65″ x 60″ for my friend, Laura’s 50th birthday in January using Violet Craft’s Wolf Abstractions pattern. I’m using most of the colorings in pattern cover quilt pictured below but have switched out the blue and green sections. The pattern cover is 9″ x 12″ which provides a nice scale to see how large some of units are. The photo below shows 38 of the 97 units that comprise the quilt top. There is a mirror image of each unit to make up both sides of the wolf.
I enjoyed Tara Faughnan’s Small World Quilt online workshop on October 16th. I made a couple units using her method that does not involve sewing on the foundation paper pieced template, but for me they’re not as precise as regular paper piecing, so I decide to make one using my tried-and-true paper-piecing method. I plan to watch the recording of the second day of the workshop that will be recorded next Saturday. I know even if I stick to regular paper-piecing, I can learn a lot from Tara especially regarding sewing the units into a completed block. In the pic below the left and center unit are made using Tara’s paper piecing method, and they look just fine, but the one on the right is made with regular paper-piecing, and it’s just a little bit more precise.
To-Do for the week of Oct 19th-25th:
- Finish my Blakely Sew-Along quilt top.
- Work on my Wolf Abstractions project.
- If my order for Shiboridragon arrives in time or if I find my missing Sashiko squares, I want to try stitching another square on the gold speckled background with a variegated black/grey thread.
Linking up with Texas Quilt Gal: To-Do Tuesday.
Hi Mary! WOWEE – that wolf quilt is going to be FAB-u-lous. What a great gift that will be. And your teal/aqua/blue triangles look fun and so YOU. You have some fun project to keep you busy and off the streets. Good luck with this week’s list. ~smile~ Roseanne
Oh, those blocks are amazing. Can’t wait to see the quilt take shape! Maybe your Sashiko got tumbled up with one of your other projects? Hope you find them!
Wolf Abstractions is going to look awesome for your lucky friend! What is the name of the gold speckled fabric? Is it the same as the one you showed last week? I love it and would love to order some!
Thank you for linking to To Do Tuesday! 🙂
Oh man, I hate when I hide things from myself. I always think I’m storing something in such an obvious location and then stumble upon it years later and wonder what I was thinking. Oy!
The wolf quilt is going to be amazing, Mary! What a lovely gift! Thanks for mentioning the shop where you get your Sashiko designs – I’ll check it out.
Hope you find your squares!! I find foundation piecing is just so easy and precise, but sometimes removing the paper is a hassle, but I will keep it in my skill set!
Your projects are great. I keep hoping to learn how to do paper piecing, but I keep getting distracted with other projects.