To-Do for the week of Jan 3rd-9th:
- Make binding for 2022 temperature quilts. √Done
- Start working on Ripples camping quilt for my niece, Kim. √Done
- Start sewing my SAHRR2023 center block. √Done
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.
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.
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:
- Write a post about my SAHRR2023 center block.
- Continue working on Ripples camping quilt for my niece, Kim.
- Start working on my Daisy Sashiko pouch.
Linking up to Quilt Schmilt: To-Do Tuesday.