To-Do #52+20 Weekly Updated

This is our 72nd edition of our weekly to-do list.  We share this post on Beth’s Cooking Up Quilts website on Mondays, and Christine’s Stitch All the Things website on Tuesdays.  Check it out as other friends post their to-do lists as well! ~smile~

To-Do for the week of August 20th through 26th:

  1. Finish quilting delectable mountains table runner – done √
  2. Layer fall leaves for hand quilting – done √
  3. Find backing for the pixel heart quilt and sew on borders – done 

To-Do #1

After my success with floppy feathers on our Garden Gate quilt, I was filled with confidence.  So much so, that I tried quilting swirls on this long-standing UFO, Delectable Dogsleds.  We picked this fabric up in Juneau, Alaska on probably our first visit back in 2000 or so.  The pattern calls for a border all around but we didn’t have enough fabric.  Our plan was to find some that matched, and that never happened.  Instead, it was safely stored in a drawer.  I’ll share another post with all the details, but here is a closeup of the swirly quilting.


To-Do #2

This Fall Leaves quilt top has been together for a few weeks, awaiting a border.  We had picked up the matching fabric with the charm pack, but then we really didn’t like it.  I have to wonder sometimes what we were thinking other than it was available?!!  We found this fabulous backing but with the addition of the borders, it was too small.  Sue cut down those awful gold borders, and now we both can live with them.  Blessings is the name of this backing.

Fall Leaves Backing

Hand quilting will commence now that we are both happy with the potential outcome!

Here are the different shaped leaves Sue is going to use for hand-quilting.  It seems like a nice representation of the different types, don’t you think?!

To-Do #3

The Pixel Heart quilt is a lap sized quilt.  Therefore, it required a bigger sized backing either via a seam or one of the oversized fabric pieces.  We like to use the oversize pieces mostly because I’m not a fan of the seamed backing.  I don’t think Sue cares one way or another, so she acquiesces to my decision and I thank her for that!  Since this quilt is for a five-year-old girl we wanted it to have a somewhat girly backing, and purple seemed to call out to us.  With borders added, and an orange peel quilting design on the docket, this only needs to be layered now.


This purple is rather royal looking I think.  What do you think??

August OMG

For our Elm Street Quilts’ August OMG we are going to quilt and bind Garden Gate.  This will also complete a UFO from last October.  This is all complete, and I’ll share a post tomorrow!

To-Do August 27th through September 2

September 2nd?!  What?!  That means it is Labor Day weekend in the USA.  Can I say woot woot?!!

  1. Layer and start quilting Pixel Heart
  2. Continue practicing the FMQ techniques we learned in Grand Rapids
  3. Start sewing Rainy Days
  4. Celebrate two special birthdays (GG’s and Dominic’s ♥ ♥)


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9 Responses

  1. Susan says:

    Wonderful progress from last week, and wonderful goals for this week. The purple backing seems just right to me. Dominic’s birthday? Wow, that happened fast, didn’t it? I do like your swirly quilting, and I’m hoping to catch up and see more of that in a minute.

  2. Christine says:

    I love that tackling those feathers gave your the motivation to get the swirls done! They look great! And I do love that purple!!

  3. Kathryn says:

    All the best for the week, I love purple! The leaves will add to the quilt and make it well loved!!

  4. chrisknits says:

    The leaves will be a great addition to the top and the backing is gorgeous! I love fall colors!

  5. Barbara Esposito, The Quilted B says:

    Swirl away! they look wonderful. And I agree that the purple back is perfect. I would love to be a fly on the wall at Dominick’s birthday party! Have a wonderful (if busy) week!

  6. You are well on your way to being a professional free-motion quilter. Your swirls look magnificent! 🙂

  7. Look at those swirls! Yay for you! I like the purple; I think it adds depth to the other colors. You have a busy to do list, but it all looks fun.

  8. Your swirls look great and I like the idea of hand quilting those leaves — love the colors in your fabrics!

  9. Vicki in MN says:

    Wait what happened to doing the feathers on the DM runner? hehe.

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