To-Do for the week of Oct 19th-25th:
- Finish my Blakely Sew-Along quilt top. √Done
- Work on my Wolf Abstractions project. √Done
- Stitch a Sashiko square with the speckled gold background with another color thread. √Done
I finished my Blakely quilt top that measures 55″ square this past weekend, actually I mean that I re-finished it. Last weekend I sewed the long sashing strips on and when I thought I was done and had put it on my bed to clip threads and to pick off loose threads and pieces of fuzz, I saw what I thought was a piece of dark fuzz, but it was a HOLE in one of the long sashing strips. So I put it aside and a few days later ripped out that sashing strip, cut another strip (thankfully I had plenty of white-on-white fabric left) and sewed on an unblemished long sashing strip between the third and fourth rows.
I finished making all the units (not all of them are pictured below) for the quilt that measures 60″ x 65″ for my friend, Laura’s 50th birthday in January using Violet Craft’s Wolf Abstractions pattern. I’m liking how this project is starting to take shape.
I received my order from the Etsy shop Shiboridragon (link to this coaster kit set here) on Friday so had time to stitch a new Sashiko square. I had wanted to try stitching with a variegated black/grey thread but it didn’t work with the speckled gold background (the grey just got lost in the background), so I used three-strands of plain DMC embroidery floss. I think it definitely has a masculine look which will be perfect for my stepson, Drew.
October 2021 OMG Finish
Yesterday I wrote a post about my October 2021 One Monthly Goal. You can read about it here.
To-Do for the week of Oct 26th-Nov 1st:
- Work on my Wolf Abstractions project.
- Stitch a Sashiko square with the speckled gold background with black thread.
- Write my November 2021 One Monthly Goal post.
Linking up with Texas Quilt Gal: To-Do Tuesday.