Weekly Progress Update #161

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

  1. Work on my Spectrum project during this coming week. √Done
  2. Print patterns and start to pull fabric for the Mini Series Sew-Along, and determine whether this SAL is feasible for me at this time, or if maybe I just want to make one or two blocks in the next two months. √Done
  3. Start cutting strips for Herringbone place mats. √Done

To-Do #1

I had some extra time off from work this past week, so I was able to get my Spectrum quilt top finished. Originally I was going to use the ROYGBIV color layout starting with Red at the top of each column and ending with Violet, but my best friend, Mary, encouraged me to mix up the gradients for more interest, and I found offsetting the gradients created more color contrast. The fabrics are all Alison Glass and Giucy Giuce fabrics along with some coordinating Kona solids, and the sashing is Kaleidoscope Charcoal. I am now calling this quilt Offset Gradients. I’ll be sending it off later today to Rebecca at Rebecca Grace Quilting for her to work her magic.

Off set gradient quilt top

To-Do #2

I decided that I do want to make the rainbow block with leftover Fairy Dust scraps after I finish the place mats for my niece. I probably won’t make any other blocks in the Mini Series anytime soon, but I will probably make more of them down the road. I’d love to make a couple shams to go with my Ombré Lotus quilt using some blocks from the Mini Series Sew-Along.

Fairy dust scraps with rainbow pattern

To-Do #3

I did get quite a few strips cut for my niece’s Herringbone place mats. I’ll share a progress pic next week.

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

  1. Start sewing the Herringbone units for my niece’s place mats.
  2. Do a little Sashiko stitching.
  3. Share some progress on my temperature quilts.

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

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10 Responses to Weekly Progress Update #161

  1. Ivani says:

    Spectrum quilt top is beautiful!
    Good luck with your goals for the week.


  2. Mary had a great idea – Spectrum looks fantastic! Looking forward to seeing those herringbone place mats. Envying all that Fairy Dust goodness!
    Thank you for sharing with us at To Do Tuesday!


  3. Bonnie in Va says:

    You (and Mary) hit it out of the park with Spectrum. Really like the bright colors.


  4. I agree with the others, Spectrum is fantastic! Those colors just glow! How fun to play with Fairie Dust leftovers, too! What Sashiko are you working on now?


  5. I really like the layout you chose for Offset Gradients. The mini series looks like fun but it’s a lot of piecing for small blocks. That said, I find them all so stunning. Have a great week!


  6. chrisknits says:

    Wow, that top is spectacular! I prefer the mix up of the colors, very energetic.


  7. The Morning Latte says:

    Good idea! Looks great!


  8. Your Spectrum quilt is beautiful!


  9. rl2b2017 says:

    Hi Mary! Your Spectrum quilt is just spectacular. WOWEE! I think you and Mary make a good team – she had a great suggestion that you were able to implement so well. Good luck with this week’s list. I’m looking forward to seeing the herringbone placemats. {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne


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