To-Do #114 Weekly Progress Update

This is the 114th edition of our weekly to-do list.  We usually share this post on Beth’s Cooking Up Quilts and at Becca’s What I Made Monday website on Mondays and 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 June 10th through 16th:

  1. Start quilting Hidden Star as our June OMG –  done
  2. Get Beothuk ready for the parade – √ done
  3. Layer the Harley t-shirt quilt – √ done


To-Do #1

Initially, my plan was to start outlining each of the hidden stars before going any further with a quilting plan.  But then I got busy Saturday morning and ended up with this.  The star has been outlined with stitching in the ditch, surrounded by alternating direction loose loops.  In the center block, I marked the center spot and will stitch a loopy floweresque shape.  I think it may be possible to make the June deadline.

Hidden quilting

To-Do #2

Just a few days ago, Sandra at mmm Quilts hosted a linky parade party for all the participants of the Beothuk quilt along.  Our quilt top is all together but it has yet to be quilted.  We joined in on the parade on Saturday and posted more details in Beothuk Linky Parade Update.

Beothuk quilt top

To-Do #3

Sewing the seams and layering the Harley Davidson t-shirt quilt was harder than I expected.  It is huge and heavy, measuring at 75″ by 91″.  We used a light cotton batting between the interfacing-backed t-shirts and the marbled black backing fabric.  The plan is to do a diagonal cross-hatch straight-line quilting pattern which is the only option I can think of for a quilt of this size.

Harley layered

June OMG

Our June OMG (one monthly goal) is to quilt and bind our Hidden Star quilt.  We linked this goal on Patty’s Elm Street Quilts website and linky party.

To-Do for the week of June 17th through 23rd

  1. Finish quilting Hidden Star
  2. Start quilting the Harley Davidson t-shirt


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5 Responses

  1. chrisknits says:

    One of the reasons why I don’t do T-shirt quilts! Too heavy. I believe you will be successful in your goals!

  2. My, you’ve been busy! I’d take that big t-shirt quilt to a longarm machine somewhere. I’ve made a couple and they are HEAVY. You’re beothuk star is lovely; that’ll be fun to quilt. Good luck with your goals!

  3. Best advice is to take lots of breaks doing the T-shirt quilt. It is looking very but so heavy to do on a domestic. Cross hatching is a great way to go. I did my last one with cross hatched wavy lines. I had to make 5 or 6 before the taking breaks lesson stuck in my mind! My son just sent me a bin of his shirts to make him a king size quilt. My shoulder is aching already just thinking of it! But how do you say No to a request from family! 😉 Carol

  4. Rochelle Summers says:

    That T-shirt quilt is one big quilt. Never realized how heavy t-shirts could be until putting them in a quilt. Hope your shoulders and neck are up to this. Great job on the Beothouk Star. You still seem to be meeting those monthly goals. A working too!

  5. Take lots of breaks while you’re quilting. Don’t be like Wendy. 🙂 I remember how heavy those t-shirt quilts can be! Hope yours works out; I think you’re doing well!

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