Weekly Progress Update #189

To-Do for the week of March 14th-20th:

  1. Cut more on-point squares for my camping quilt. √Done
  2. Share more simple quilt blocks designed in EQ8 for a Mid Century Modern quilt. √Done
  3. Write my March OMG Finish post.√Done

To-Do #1

I cut four more on-point squares (all from the same fabric) for the camping quilt I plan to start working on later this summer. I took some photos of my fussy cutting process starting with a 2.5″ square of freezer paper turned on point (diamond shaped) and pressed lightly to the fabric shiny side down completely covering the image:

Fussy cutting step 1

Next a quarter inch seam allowance is added to each side when cutting the fabric:

Fussy cutting step 2

Here is the on-point square with the freezer paper removed:

Fussy cutting finished

Here is the fabric with all the fussy cuts, sometimes referred to as Swiss cheese!

Fussy cutting swiss cheese

And here are the four on point squares together:

Four camping squares same fabric

To-Do #2

Below are four more blocks created in EQ8 that I may use in my Mid Century Modern quilt for my friend James. Thanks for all the suggestions regarding a lighter mustard fabric. I found the  free app, A Quilty Solid, suggested by Wendy and Yvonne to be very useful. I just love how helpful the quilting community is to each other.

Mid Century Modern blocks nine through twelve

To-Do #3

Below is my completed Turquoise Stars quilt top. The color of the back ground fabric in the photo below is not accurate at all. It is actually closer to a navy blue. See my March 2023 OMG Finished post here for details.

Turquoise Stars quilt top

Wonderful Birthday Presents

I celebrated my birthday this past week and received some wonderful presents. From my friend, Laura, I received a gift certificate to Mashe Modern, an online fabric store that I wasn’t familiar with (Really?), and she encouraged me to treat myself to some beautiful Alison Glass fabrics including some on sale for really good prices. Woo Hoo! Below are my selections that arrived five days after I ordered them. The first pic are four fabrics from her new Wildflower collection that I’ve been drooling over for months with a measuring tape included for scale, and the second are some of my favorite Alison Glass fabrics in colors I didn’t have in my stash. I couldn’t resist ordering more of her rainbow moons that I may use for cornerstones in a future project.

Alison Glass Wildfire fabrics

Other Alison Glass Fabrics from Mashe Modern

And my boss, Danelle, surprised me with a personalized seam ripper. Below is a photo of it alongside the cheap plastic seam ripper that came with my Brother sewing machine. Quite the difference–eh? My new seam ripper feels so good in my hand that it almost makes the unsewing process fun!

Seam Rippers

To-Do for the week of March 28th-April 4th:

  1. Share my April 2023 OMG post.
  2. Cut more on-point squares for my camping quilt.
  3. Share my #2023QuiltingQ1CheckIn post.

Linking up to Quilt Schmilt: To-Do Tuesday.

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11 Responses to Weekly Progress Update #189

  1. Carolyn says:

    What lovely birthday gifts! Good luck on your list.


  2. Happy Birthday! Your AG fabric is very pretty, but that seam ripper is lovely!


  3. Happy birthday! Love the fabrics, especially the purple one on top in the second photo. Your Turquoise Stars is beautiful. That is quite the seam ripper – nice!


  4. Happy Birthday, Mary! The freezer paper template is a great idea for fussy cutting – thanks for the tip. Love your new fabric acquisitions, too!


  5. I’m so glad that A Quilty Solid was helpful. Happy belated birthday; you selected some really beautiful fabrics and what a thoughtful and beautiful gift of a seam ripper!


  6. Jocelyn Thurston says:

    Belated happy Birthday. Love that fabric and that gorgeous seam ripper…if you have to unstitch, may it be with such an elegant tool. Meanwhile, I have the exact seam ripper that came with my Brother too. Anyway, you show some beautiful quilting going on your house! Happy Stitching from me!


  7. rl2b2017 says:

    Hi Mary! I’m so glad you had a nice birthday. What thoughtful friends you have! Those fabrics are just lovely – I can’t wait to see them in some fun projects for yourself. Thanks for the tut on how you are making your fussy cut pieces. That looks so easy! {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne


  8. plstockwell says:

    I really enjoy all of your projects. I am a absolute lover of Alison Glass fabric. You sure picked some pretty ones. The aqua stars look fabulous! I like all of your fussy cut blocks. Keep up the good work!


  9. Sharon says:

    Happy Birthday! What great gifts! Nice projects too!


  10. Kathryn says:

    My word that on point fussy cutting for the camp top is just gorgeous.


  11. Belated Happy Birthday Mary. Sure looks like it was a good one and you were treated very well. Your fabric and seam ripper are perfect gifts! Your camping quilt is going to be just the cutest. Thank you for the tutorial. Good luck with your list this week. Thank you for linking with To Do Tuesday and sharing the finished Turquoise Stars flimsy. It is a treasure.


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