Weekly Progress Update #148

To-Do for the week of June 6th-12th:

  1. Bind Colby’s high school graduation camping quilt. √Done
  2. Make more Murmuration diamonds. √Done
  3. Work on a Sashiko square using my favorite variegated Caribbean perle floss on grey cloth. √Done

To-Do #1

I did get Colby’s camping high school graduation quilt finished over the weekend. Camping has been a big part of his life, so I opted to make another camping quilt to commemorate the occasion and to celebrate our family’s love of camping. I used the Apex quilt pattern by Mitzie@Jittery Wings. The pattern uses strip piecing to simplify the piecing. I wasn’t able to strip piece all of my fabrics due to choosing to fussy cut the big camper/tent squares and the small phases-of-the-moon squares, but I can tell you that the pattern is well written, and I can see me making it again and totally strip piecing my next version of it. Below is a pic of the front of the quilt and the second photo below shows the back of the quilt.

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To-Do #2

In the bin in the pic below are 48 Murmuration diamonds. I have nine more on my design wall, so I have a total of 57 of the 93 diamonds I need to be make for this quilt. I’ll also need to make 30 triangles, so this project will keep me busy for awhile.

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To-Do #3

Over the weekend I also finished one Sashiko square with the pretty variegated Caribbean perle floss. I’m thinking I will make another set of coasters similar to the ones shown in this post, but I may substitute a different pattern or two.

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To-Do for the week of June 13th-19th:

  1. Make more Murmuration diamonds.
  2. Visit a new-to-me quilt store.
  3. Work on a  second Sashiko square using my favorite variegated Caribbean perle floss on grey cloth.

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

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9 Responses to Weekly Progress Update #148

  1. Fun to see your projects – the quilt turned out nicely, and I’m enjoying those Murmuration blocks. You’ve been keeping up with Sashiko; I’ve fallen behind!

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  2. Colby’s quilt is beautiful — front and back! Love the diamonds and sashiko — you’ve been very busy!

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  3. rl2b2017 says:

    Hi Mary! What a fabulous idea to use the National Park on the back of the camping quilt. I love it, and I am 100% Colby will too! What a nice graduation gift. And the diamonds just look so fab – all those pretty blues together. They just make me smile! The Caribbean perle floss for Sashiko has the best name to describe it. Those colors just sing “The islands” and go quite nicely with your diamond project. Good luck with this week’s list. {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne

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  4. The quilt looks great, and I love the panel in the backing to coordinate with the theme. Have fun getting to visit a new to you quilt shop this week! 🙂

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  5. Always so much fun to see what you’re working on. The camping high school graduation quilt is wonderful! LOVE the sashiko and the thread you used.
    Thank you for sharing with us at To Do Tuesday!

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  6. Bonnie in Va says:

    Congrats on the finish. I love how you fussy cut the phases of the moon. Before I started reading I had noticed them and really looked at them after reading. Excellent job. I too like the National Parks in the background. Your collection of Murmurations is growing nicely. Should be a great finish…hopefully soon!

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  7. Vicki in MN says:

    Oh I love your beautiful diamonds! Great camping quilt for Colby, has he seen it yet?

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  8. The graduation quilt turned out just great, Mary! I love the national park panel on the back, too. Have fun visiting that new to you quilt shop!

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