To-Do #47 Weekly Update

This is our 47th edition of our weekly to-do list.  I share this post on Beth’s Cooking Up Quilts website on Monday, and Tuesday’s linky party can be found on Christine’s Stitch All the Things website. ~smile~


To-Do for the week February 26th through March 4th:

  1. Continue appliquéing the jigsaw quilt pieces – √ done
  2. Start to sew the HSTs for Postcard – √ done
  3. Finish quilting the ABC wall hanging – √ done


I seemed to have been a bit easy on us last week!  I am happy with what we accomplished this week though. ~smile~


To-Do #1

Sue had to attend class Tuesday night, so I was on my own to entertain myself.  Of course, that meant I headed right into the sewing room as soon as I got home from work.  Hmm, dinner?  I put a pot pie into the oven, and that gave me a good hour of mindless sewing.  I turned on King of Queens on TV and listened to the antics of Doug and Carry while I did some buttonholing.  We never took time to count how many little pieces there are to this jigsaw baby quilt, and I do not think I need to know.  But there are a lot, suffice it to say that.  I am working in row 4 now, and I sewed row 1 together for kicks and giggles.

Jigsaw progress

It needs a good pressing but you can now see the overall design coming together.

To-Do #2

HSTs for Postcard are starting to be sewn.  I had to get the first two rows together so that we could verify that the width would be okay.  Sixteen blocks needed and that is just perfect.  There are a LOT of HSTs to be trimmed.  Ugg.

To-Do #3

Sue finished quilting this the first night of this to-do list, and I’ve already shared a post about it last Friday.  I don’t want to mention it ad nauseam, so that’s all I’ll say about it.  Woohoo – not only finished but off the design wall just in time for Postcard.  It only took 11 months to complete it.  Yippee skip scam.



We layered up the Regatta quilt this weekend and I did a bit of wavy stitching on the colored rows.  I may do something else on the white rows – I haven’t decided yet.

Regatta Quilting

March OMG Goal:

Our Elm Street Quilts March OMG goal is to square up, layer, quilt and bind the Regatta quilt.  The first three items have been done or are underway!


To-Do March 5th through 11th:

  1. Continue working on Postcard
  2. Continue buttonholing Jigsaw
  3. Take rough measurements of the t-shirts
  4. Sew the Bubbles rows together, and add a border
  5. Piece together some doll-size quilts


We wish you a week filled with many blessings and good sewing/quilting vibes!


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13 Responses

  1. Susan says:

    Wonderful progress in so many different directions! That puzzle quilt really requires attention. I’m not sure my wandering mind could do that! =) The ABC quilt looks fabulous. I think how nice it would be to have another quilter partnering on projects. Trimming HSTs and Flying Geese can both be tedious, but it gives my mind more wandering time. LOL

    • Roseanne says:

      Hi Susan,
      Sue and I do make a great team. She cuts, I sew, we both trim, she hand quilts, I machine quilt. ~smile~ Roseanne

  2. Dawn Tornes says:

    Yay for getting your quilting started on the Regatta quilt! I do like those wavy lines! I will be watching for what you choose to do in the white rows. 😉

    • Roseanne says:

      Hi Dawn,
      That wasn’t quite the wavy line I had in mind . . . but oh well. I wasn’t going to rip it out either! Sue think I should use the ruler wave/ripple but I think it’s too big so we’ll see. ~smile~ Roseanne

  3. Christine says:

    I love it when you share your projects, and it never feels ad nauseam to me! Yay for getting the ABC wall hanging off of your design wall. I’d imagine your wall is already being filled up with another project! I chuckled at thinking of all the pieces of the jigsaw blocks… I wouldn’t want to know the total either other than knowing it’s A LOT. hahaha! I love the way the Postcard from Sweden quilt looks, but I’ve not started it simply because I hate trimming up HSTs. It’s the one thing about quilting that I dislike the most! But I know that quilt will be worth it all that trimming in the end! Yay for even getting a bit extra done this past week too! I can’t wait to see the finished quilting on the Regatta quilt!

    • Roseanne says:

      Hi Christine,
      You are too sweet! Yes, that trimming of HSTs is tiring after a while but I’m doing it in small batches. Row by row basically. ~smile~ Roseanne

  4. Roseanne, I always like hearing about your projects. Don’t ever worry that you are talking about them ad nauseam. How else can I keep track of what you are doing if you don’t share all the tidbits! I don’t envy you and all those HST. You have my sympathies. 🙂

    • Roseanne says:

      Hi Cindy,
      At least they are big HSTs with plenty to trim off. Occasionally I slip of the first side trimming so I still have enough to do it again and get it right. They look so darn pretty when they are all trimmed up, awaiting their turn to be sewn with their surrounding mates. ~smile~ Roseanne

      • I can totally relate to slipping rulers. Why don’t they learn to behave? They are so much like children. Always pushing the boundaries! I just love to see neatly trimmed blocks all stacked. Their combined appearance is so pleasing. 🙂

  5. I find trimming HSTs calming, which cracks me up as I usually am too impatient for such tasks. But I love to see those perfectly trimmed blocks stack up! Have fun working on your To Do list!

    • Roseanne says:

      Hi Beth,
      I do love seeing those perfectly trimmed blocks but I have trouble with my ruler slipping. That makes me tense! ~smile~ Roseanne

  6. Vicki in MN says:

    I thought that was a short list for you, LOL BUT then I thought that just means you will have time to work on those items more;) And then I look at the new list-you go girl!! My mental list is pretty long this week, I have to finish up some items and get them off my plate.

    • Roseanne says:

      Hi Vicki,
      I like being busy, and I have going to be so busy at work that I need the sewing stress relief with a long list! Good luck with your mental list this week. I expect great posts with the results. ~smile~ Roseanne

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