To-Do #48 Weekly Update

This is our 48th 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 March 5th through March 11th:

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


To-Do #1

We were able to get our fourth row of the Postcard from Sweden quilt together this past weekend.  Sue has been a champ getting the fabric cut and pulled for each block.  My job is to sew, iron, trim and sew the blocks/rows together.  We make a great team!  Since we are making it wider than the pattern, we are repeating the first four rows after the twelve the pattern calls for.  This means the sides or overhang will match which is kind of cool!  Sue has rows 5 and 6 labeled and awaiting for my attention this coming week.  I am linking to Sandra’s website for a Postcard from Sweden step 3 update.

Postcard 5

To-Do #2

A little buttonholing was completed this week and row 1 and 2 were sewn together.  Since the design wall is empty and too small for Postcard, jigsaw may take up residence for a while.

Jigsaw 11

To-Do #3

All the t-shirts were measured and recorded in a nice, neat list.  Now we have to figure out what to do next!  HAHA!  It may be a week or two before we can give this project the attention it deserves.

To-Do #4

Last Tuesday after work I put the chicken in the oven with a couple of baking potatoes and headed into the sewing room.  Sue had a late meeting so I had about an hour to sew, etc.  I started off ironing some Postcard HSTs open for trimming, and then worked on Bubbles.  Sue determined the layout and sewed the blocks into rows on Lily.  She was nervous about sewing the rows together, so I stepped up and finished that off for her.  Borders were added and we layered it up for Sue to start quilting.  She is going to quilt circles reminiscent of champagne bubbles for a little fun.

 Bubbles 2

To-Do #5:

Why did I think we needed to get so much done this week?  Rather than ‘some’ doll quilts, ‘a’ doll quilt was made this past week and I’ll share the details as well as my FMQ practice experience on Friday.  That was a lot to complete especially since we LOST an hour on Sunday.  Here’s a sneak peek:

Doll 4

March OMG Goal:

Our Elm Street Quilts March OMG goal is to square up, layer, quilt and bind the Regatta quilt.


To-Do March 12th through 18th:

  1. Another row or two of Postcard
  2. Continue working on Jigsaw
  3. Start hand quilting Bubbles
  4. Finish quilting Regatta so it can be bound


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


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19 Responses

  1. Lisa says:

    Looks like you are making great progress. It must be fun doing the Postcards quilt as a team.

    • Roseanne says:

      Hi Lisa,
      It is fun doing it along with other quilters but I am feeling the pressure to get it done! I’m not even half-way yet . . . eek. ~smile~ Roseanne

  2. Roseanne, my oh my you are on a roll! I can’t wait to see those postcard blocks opened up and stitched into rows. 😊

  3. Wow! You go Girls! I’m so impressed with all your projects, I love the bears in cars fabric 🐻💕

    • Roseanne says:

      Hi Abbie,
      We used that fabric on the back of GGs quilt for Dominic. We picked it up on sale at a LQS and thought it was so sweet. ~smile~ Roseanne

  4. Susan says:

    You managed to get most of it done, even if it was more. =) I like that you work on a variety of projects, and that you work back and forth on some projects.

    • Roseanne says:

      Hi Susan,
      I’m not much of a one project person, although Sue would like me to be more of one! Just last weekend she said we have too many projects going. ~smile~ Roseanne

  5. smilesfromkate says:

    So much sewing! I am behind you in Postcards, but I only have three more fabrics to cut out and I can start to stitch, they are the ones I either misordered or forgot about somehow. Love your jigsaw, buttonhole takes a while, especially as I did with one quilt, stitched it all by hand!

    • Roseanne says:

      Hi Kate,
      I’ll bet you’ll pass me up like a dirty shirt on Postcard. At 16 per row and 17 rows, I am still on row 4. I love to buttonhole by hand (ABC wall hanging) too, but it is much faster on the machine. ~smile~ Roseanne

  6. Christine says:

    That is a lot of work in one week! All of those cut triangles look so pretty. I love your idea of adding to the quilt and having both sides match.

    • Roseanne says:

      Hi Christine,
      I don’t know what I was thinking when I made that list! Apparently I thought I had a lot of free time on my hands that I should fill. ~smile~ Roseanne

  7. quiltinggail says:

    Hi Roseanne, Best of luck completing your “to-do” list. Happy Quilting! 🙂

    • Roseanne says:

      Hi Gail,
      Thanks for the good wishes! I have a free hour or so tonight so I plan to put the pedal to the carpet, so to speak. ~smile~ Roseanne

  8. Shannon Fleming says:

    You have so many projects in the works! I would have trouble keeping them all straight in my mind.

    • Roseanne says:

      Hi Shannon,
      That’s what the list is for! It’s my memory bank of sorts . . . plus Sue is a huge list maker so even if I forget she reminds me. HAHA! No rest for the weary, and I’m not complaining. We do try to stay busy though! ~smile~ Roseanne

  9. You’ve been busy with several fun projects! My Postcards squares are finally cut, now I can begin the sew the rows. I’m almost feeling caught up!

    • Roseanne says:

      Hi Wendy,
      Good for you for getting all ready to sew on Postcard! I am still putting squares together and trimming as I go. ~smile~ Roseanne

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