Weekly Progress Update #157

To-Do for the week of August 8th-14th:

  1. Make more progress on Break of Day. √Done
  2. Make a very small table topper using the QAYG technique I learned from Cindy at Santa Fe Quilting. √Done
  3. Do a little sashiko stitching. √Done

To-Do #1

I have continued to make good progress with my Break of Day Quilt. These colors just make me happy! Erica with Kitchen Table Quilting is a color design genius! Below is a pic of units made for the center section of the quilt top where I’ve sewn some of the blocks and sashing strips into rows.

Break of Day center section

To-Do #2

On Saturday I finished the 14″ square table topper that I started in the Quilt as You Go class taught by Cindy at Santa Fe Quilting earlier this month. I used the Between the Blocks method from the book Quilt as You Go Handbook by Pauline Rogers which is machine stitched on both sides. The blocks are from a long abandoned project called the Chocolatier Block of the Month. It was so much fun to turn these 6.5″ blocks into a usable table topper for the little table in the corner of my quilting space. The travel mug is from my best friend, Mary. Pretty cute–huh?

QAYG table topper with Fabric travel mug

To-Do #3

I purchased this Sashiko Christmas Tree kit from Be Be Bold a few months ago. It came with white and green Sashiko thread, but I have decided to use Perle 8 floss instead because it has such a nice shimmer. It’s a little thinner than the thread provided in the kit, but I think it looks fine.

Sashiko Christmas tree just started

To-Do for the week of August 15th-21st:

  1. Finish my Break of Day quilt top
  2. Piece the backing for Break of Day.
  3. Do a little more sashiko stitching.

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

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6 Responses to Weekly Progress Update #157

  1. Hooray for turning some abandoned project blocks into a lovely finish. Sounds like a productive week spent doing things that clearly bring you joy. 🙂


  2. Always fun to turn those abandoned blocks into a quilt, and your little mini is very pretty tucked in that spot! Break of Day is looking gorgeous, and I like your choice of thread for that fun Sashiko!


  3. Your Break of Day blocks are looking good, Mary! I love the way you finished off the orphan blocks, too. It’s always a good feeling to make something useful out of those orphan blocks. Enjoy that Sashiko Christmas Tree stitching!


  4. Your Break of Day quilt is looking pretty, and I LOVE that sashiko – yes on the shimmer-y thread! That’s a cute little mini – are those iridescent tiles next to it?
    Thank you for joining with us at To Do Tuesday!


  5. The Morning Latte says:

    I love how those colors look on that gray background. And yes, that’s a cute mug!


  6. chrisknits says:

    MUST. RESIST. ORDERING. THAT. KIT!!! LOL. Everything is awesome!


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