To-Do #108 Weekly Progress Update

This is our 108th edition of our weekly to-do list.  We usually share this post on Christine’s Stitch All the Things and Dione’s Clever Chameleon website on Tuesdays.  Check out what our friends are sharing!

To-Do for the week of April 29th through May 5th:

  1. Start sewing fourth Dr. Seuss quilt –  done
  2. HSTs for Beothuk – √ done
  3. Appliqué another page of the Quiet Book – √ done

Our Elna sewing machine is back in the house!  It is even set up and working like a charm.

To-Do #1

I have confused both of us with my numbering system for the MANY Dr. Seuss quilts we have made or to be made.  Good thing there are only two to go, and I don’t plan on making any more (ever – unless we’re asked to).  This is a quickie project, really, because it involves a lot of just plain ole straight stitching.  I’m going to use the tip that Kathleen gave for lining up blocks in a linear manner!  I usually try to eyeball it and pin the heck out of everything so it doesn’t move.  Her tip looks so much easier and it drives me NUTS when something doesn’t line up even by the littlest amount. Here is a shot of the sashing going on in a chain piecing manner.

Seuss #4 sash

To-Do #2

On May 1st, Sandra shared the next step for the Beothuk QAL.  HSTs, lots and lots of HSTs.  Since Sue had all of our fabrics cut for me, it’s just a matter of me getting busy making all of them.  A nice easy chain piecing session ensued followed by a massive trimming gala.  Don’t you just love the stack of pretty snippets leftover? 

Should I mark the line with a Frixon pen or use my laser light?  Of course, we didn’t have a 3.5″ Bloc-Loc ruler so I had to make do with a different ruler.  The end result:  two done, 94 to go.  L.o.v.e that background Sand fabric, and the feel of all of the fabrics from Bernie at Needle and Foot.

Beothuk HSTs

To-Do #3

The Quiet Book we are making for Dominic (and Addison) is slowly moving along at a snail’s pace.  No rush though, right?!!  Look and enjoy these wonderful instructions Sue left for me upon return to this project.  The ice cream scoops themselves will affix to the cone with velcro so they need to be removable. A wee bit of applique was accomplished on Sunday.

Quiet ice creamQuiet note


Our May OMG (one monthly goal) is to finish quilting Rainy Day with a boatload of spirals.  We share this intention with Patty at Elm Street Quilts and thank her and the many vendors for the inspiration!


To-Do for the week of May 6th through 12th

  1. Start quilting Rainy Day
  2. Continue sizing and trimming the Harley Davidson t-shirts
  3. Start working on the Bee Hive blocks for May


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8 Responses

  1. Wow, you got through a fair list! I love quiet books, they are so much fun to plan and put together. Good luck with your next goals. xx

  2. Hi Roseanne. I love the fabric you’re using for the Beothuk QAL. I definitely know about making LOTs of HSTs. Thankfully, it’s been awhile since I’ve made a large number although there were more than enough 2 1/2” HSTs with Jen’s Ripple blocks (I can’t believe you made THREE blocks. I just sent her extra fussy cut cactus back to her!). Take care, Mary.

  3. Barbara Esposito, The Quilted B says:

    Thanks for sharing the tips for seam matching! I am amazed (and grateful) that there is always so much to learn from each other!

  4. Mia is mine says:

    cute, cute, cute quiet book! I had made some felt food for my first grandson (he’s 9 now) and the little ones (2 & 4) still play with them – as do the oldest ones and their even older cousins! Great projects!

  5. Brenda Ackerman says:

    Hello Roseanne, Excellent job on meeting all of your goals! Half square triangles are so much fun to make. I have hundreds made that I need to decide what to do with and make a quilt with them. LOL. The Quiet Book with the ice cream cone is going to be fun for the kiddos to learn all about, have fun creating this book! Thank you for sharing all of your fun and inspiring projects! Have a splendid day!!

  6. Brenda @ Songbird Designs says:

    Have fun with your projects! I have to start quilting my quilts for our quilt show in June! Purchased backing this past Saturday!

  7. You are doing great with your projects Good luck with this week’s work. I intend to quilt my charm quilt for Hands2Help so I can maybe do one more before the end of the month….although the simply sixteen is on hold still. Love the busy book and I am sure the kiddos will too!

  8. You have some good projects lined up for the week. I haven’t decided what I will work on today. I need to get caught up on Beothuk (I’m already behind), so maybe that should be my goal for today. Or chase a squirrel. Or both.

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