To-Do Tuesday #20 & Monday Musing

Two of our friends host a weekly linky party. Brenda at Songbird Designs has a Monday linky party called Monday Musings. Our friend Carol at Quilt Schmidt hosts To-Do Tuesday with a linky party as well. We will share our weekly updates on both of their websites.

To-Do for last week:

  1. Finish two penguin toppers, or a Dr. Seuss quilt top, or a journal cover?
  2. Sew a cradle quilt for donation
  3. Two limit list for a stress-free week

To-Do #1

The journal cover is complete but not without some dumb issues. After sewing around the top and flipping it to the right side, I top-stitched around the entire piece. Of course, I have miscut everything just a little short, so the top stitching needed to be VERY close to the edge. That didn’t quite happen but I made it work.

Additionally, I was able to list it in our Etsy shop and amazingly it sold within 24 hours. I am quite pleased with that and it makes me want to sew more. We have a whole stack of leftover jelly roll pieces. It would be nice to use them up!

To-Do #2 Unplanned but Worthy of Sharing

Carole over at From My Carolina Home is collecting small quilts in a cradle drive. The drive is looking for 18″ square quilts which will be given to children as Christmas or holiday gifts. You will see cute cradles, wagons, or rocking chairs that are coupled with a small quilt and a bear on Carole’s website. Goodness, they are so sweet and oh so quick to make. They really need some that are appropriate for boys. Carole asks that if you would like to make a cradle quilt, please mail it to her by the end of October. Thank you so much!

I was thinking about the cradle quilts and some options I have that are more boy-related. I had two leftover Hot Wheels pieces that were 9.5″. Add some solid fabrics in red, blue, or gray and it would be a perfect 18″ quilt. Then I started laying out the pieces and one was missing about 2.5″. Nuts. I do remember I had an issue while making the last car quilt so I had to cut into this extra piece. I’m sure there is something else that would do but I didn’t feel like digging in our stash. That’s Sue’s forte . . . I don’t want to step on her toes, after all (too lazy, you might say). I have to leave something to do for next week, right?!

What To-Do Next Week?

  1. Finish two penguin toppers, or maybe a Dr. Seuss quilt top, or make another journal cover? (Are you tired of this yet?!)
  2. Make a cradle quilt or two
  3. Maybe nothing – no stress!

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10 Responses

  1. The journal cover is great, Roseanne and I’m glad you sold it quickly!! I’m late visiting…as usual…LOL but thanks for sharing it with us at Monday Musings! I hope you have a great week!

  2. Congrats on a fast sell – that is always inspirations!!!

  3. Judy B says:

    You reminded me! I need to make a couple journal covers and a cradle quilt. So much I want to do, so little time. I thought when I retired I’d get tons of stuff done. Now I’m just tired, and not accomplishing much! One day at a time! 😊

  4. Mary says:

    I love your journal cover, and thanks for the info on the cradle quilt drive. I may try to make one next week.

  5. Great that the journal cover worked out and what a buzz that it sold so quickly. The small cradle quilts sound totally darling.

  6. Rochelle Summers says:

    Wow!!! That journal cover was so bright and cheerful. Congrats. I’m sure you will be able to make a cradle quilt or two in no time at all. I’m sure Sue would be happy to dig in the cupboard. Hugs.

  7. Cheree Hull says:

    Oh yay!!! Congrats on a quick sale! Isn’t it fun when your app dings and you’ve sold something? (It’s about the only thing I allow notifications on!!)

  8. Kathleen McCormick says:

    Hooray for the quick sale and I am sure something perfect will turn up in the stash!

  9. Wendy says:

    Yay for the sale, and I think your little cradle quilt is going to be cute!

  10. Vicki in MN says:

    So happy you sold the journal cover so quickly!! You best get another made pronto, LOL

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