To-Do #52+44 Weekly Recap Update
To-Do for the week of February 4th through February 10th:
- Hidden Star weeks 5&6 – √ done
- Start Dr Seuss #2 of 4 – √ done
- Continue with Make Ours a Double – √ done
Last Tuesday we started on the next instructions for the Hidden star sew along. It’s time to make some squares within a square blocks for the group A colors. A key point Sherry makes is to press the seams open on the back. I confess a few might have gotten made before I read that part of this step. Oops! Good thing we have one more week to complete this step. We will need the extra time.
I started sewing the second of four Dr Seuss quilts to be made this quarter. We are using the same navy solid Kona for the sashing, and borders. Binding will consist of some snazzy striped fabric from Nicole at Handwrought Quilts. I have been meaning to use it for ages, and now I finally remember to do so! Plans for quilting consist of the good ole straight line stitching with my walking foot in both directions for a diamond-shaped crosshatch design. First we need a quilt top though.
We are making just a few minor modifications to this block. The block on the left is from following the pattern, while the right reflects our ‘improved’ one. Can you tell a difference?
We changed the flying geese pieces to HSTs in both blocks which deviates from the pattern. Also the top/bottom row solid strip area from two pieces to one 6.5″ piece instead. Just 10 more blocks to make for our February goal quilt top.
To-Do for the week of February 11th through 17th
- Celebrate our two-year blogiversary (with a little giveaway)
- Wrap up Dr. Seuss #2 into a quilt top (and list maybe)
- Make additional Make Ours a Double blocks
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