Weekly Progress Update #178

To-Do for the week of Jan 3rd-9th:

  1. Make binding for 2022 temperature quilts. √Done
  2. Start working on Ripples camping quilt for my niece, Kim. √Done
  3. Start sewing my SAHRR2023 center block. √Done

To-Do #1

I did finish preparing the bindings for the three temperature quilts and decided to photograph one rolled into a wonky spiral next to one of my favorite Christmas gifts given to me by my friend, Kristen. I was really touched that she remembered the year I started quilting. The Open 24 Hours line on the sign is almost true as I tend to wake up early and get a lot of my sewing done in the wee hours of the morning.

Quilting room sign

To-Do #2

I fussy cut fifty 4.5″ squares for the Ripples Camping quilt that I am making for my niece, Kim. My favorite trick for fussy cutting was taught to me by Elizabeth Hartman when I attended Glamp Stitchalot 2016. There were several big name quilt industry instructors at the sewing retreat including Carolyn Friedlander and Violet Craft. Read about my experience where I felt totally in over my head here. The trick I learned from Elizabeth is to use freezer paper which is cut to the finished size of the square (in this case 4″) and is exactly placed where the fussy cut will be made, pressed with a hot dry iron, and cut out with the 1/4″ seam allowance added on all four sides.

50 squares for Ripples quilt

To-Do #3

I did get my center block made my SAHRR2023 project and will share it next Monday at the SAHRR2023 Center Block linky party hosted by Quilting Gail.

To-Do for the week of Jan 10th-16th:

  1. Write a post about my SAHRR2023 center block.
  2. Continue working on Ripples camping quilt for my niece, Kim.
  3. Start working on my Daisy Sashiko pouch.

Linking up to Quilt Schmilt: To-Do Tuesday.

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5 Responses to Weekly Progress Update #178

  1. What a great sign and such a fun gift! I cannot wait to see the temperature quilts and what Rebecca has done for the quilting. I’m so glad you are sewing along with us for the SAHRR!


  2. That sign is wonderful. Sounds like a great tip from Elizabeth. Does the freezer paper “stick” when you iron it, and do you leave the freezer paper on?


  3. Love your Quilting Room sign – that was the perfect gift! It was fun to read about Glamp Stitchalot, too. The fussy cutting technique you learned sounds like a really helpful way to do it. Those squares you’re showing are going to make a fun quilt!


  4. What an awesome sign and I, too, love that your friend cared enough to remember when you started quilting. 🙂


  5. rl2b2017 says:

    Hi Mary! What a good friend Kristen is and what a thoughtful gift. I’m so thrilled to see that you’ve got the binding ready for the temperature quilts. Thanks for sharing the tip for fussy cutting fabrics. How nice that you are starting a Ripples quilt with a camping focus. We just finally finished our Ripples quilt from the bee hive days and gave it to our friend, Carol. It’s the first finish on her longarm and we thought she deserved it. It does make me pause and think that we should make another version. I’m really looking forward to seeing your progress. AND, you are joining in the SAHRR! Thank you for that! {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne


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