To-Do Tuesday #205 Weekly Listing Update
Join us today for the 205th weekly To-Do Tuesday list and update. Gladys Taber wrote, “Contentment is a list with half of it crossed off.” The overachievers that we are, we strive for a fully crossed-off list!
To-Do for the week of March 16th – 22nd:
- Enlarge the door hanging for Andrea STAT – √ Done
- Seriously – quilt SAHRR now or else – √ started
- Finish the Pieces blocks – use Melva’s layout for placement – √ almost done
- Don’t forget peach and green blocks for Deanne’s daughter’s heart quilt – √ started
- Start on the QOV donation quilt and the Ballerina quilt for Addison – Not started at all
Andrea had asked us to make her some sort of hanging to cover the three windows on their front door. No problem, we said! What color(s) are you thinking, what size do we need to make it, and how do you envision hanging it? All the normal questions that we quilters think of but the normal end-user doesn’t give a
thought hoot about. She didn’t care about the colors, she didn’t know the size, and she really had NO IDEA how she was going to attach it to the door. Okay. We gave her a break – pregnancy brain, you know, and baby Chase was born just three weeks later. Cutie pie! Here he is having some tea with his sister, Addison. I can throw these random photos in any time I want now. Chase said the tea is delicious!
Fast forward to March. Chase is here and they have an area rug in the living room. We’ll use that to guide us with the colors. Sounds easy peasy, right?!
Here it is on the design wall – two shades of turquoise, a light gray, a beige, and an (ugly) tan/brown. Why on earth would an enlargement be needed?! Hold that thought . . . I shared the details as well as the finished piece yesterday, hanging on their door.
Mid-week I asked Sue to remind me to get our SAHRR (Stay At Home Round Robin) piece layered so I could start quilting it. Adding additional borders was briefly considered. So briefly that the conversation consisted of, “we’re not adding an additional border, are we?” A solid and firm, “No,” was the reply. I mentally added, flippin’ way, to the end of her “No”. So, happily, the quilt top that has been residing on the design way for three weeks has now been layered and pinned and is waiting for the weekend to be quilted.
Since I’ve seen some of the co-hosts starting to quilt their pieces recently, I was inspired to give ruler work another try. Piano keys just BEG for some straight-line quilting, don’t you think? I also threw in some FMQ as well. Here’s a sneak peek for the 29th upcoming parade!
We have been sewing along with Melva and her Pieces From the Past. The final layout instructions and quilt parade link-up were released on the 18th, and we’ve been playing catch-up with the last three blocks. Here are the Double-T and The Blockade blocks. I am still wild about these fabrics and I hope our modern choices work well for the traditional Kansas City quilt. One last block has to be finished – we have it started in red and white.
Now that we know the layout, we will work to finish a quilt top by the end of the month so we can join the parade. Most of the blocks are on the recently empty design wall! It’s been a fun sew-along not to mention the letters that were shared throughout and along with block releases.
Deanna from Wedding Dress Blue shared a fun, cool idea. She is collecting hearts for her daughter’s wedding quilt called Hearts Desire. She is looking for hearts in a variety of colors and sizes and Sue and I wanted to send her a few. Sue pulled the fabrics for me at the beginning of the month. Like everything else, I thought there was plenty of time to get two heart blocks finished and in the mail. That would be true if I hadn’t been free and easy with my to-do lists at that time. Here we are – the last weekend of March is quickly approaching. Are they in the mail?
Sadly, no but they are much closer than they were just a week ago. I used a water-soluble pen to mark the diagonal line for the large snowballs. Water.soluble. The line should disappear with water, correct?! Isn’t steam just hot water?? Why did it not go away when I was pressing? Two 8″ blocks will be making their way to Deanna – one in green and one in peach. I also pulled a Cheree – keeping the leftover pieces cut off from the snowball corners. Cheree has been hoarding many baggies of HST pieces for some time. She has inspired me to keep these “free” half-square triangles.
Yeah, I was quite a bit ambitious when I made this list. Actually, I retorted to Sue when she commented on this fact that I was using the list as a reminder. A reminder so that I don’t forget that we need to get going on these two projects. STAT.
Just so I’m crystal clear with myself, one is the Road to Oklahoma piecing block and the second project is an appliquéd ballerina full-size quilt. Get going on them, please!
Extra – EQ8 Challenge Blocks
Here are our latest Spring EQ8 Challenge blocks. I elected to skip the bee block – nothing against bees but I didn’t want to draw them.
Our one monthly goal (OMG) project for March is complete. We whipped up a shamrock table runner in a day and delivered it the next day so it would be enjoyed in a timely manner. Patty at Elm Street Quilts hosts a monthly linky party which we will join at the end of the month.
To-Do for the week of March 23rd – 29th:
- SAHRR must be complete for the 29th quilt parade – don’t do anything else!
- Finish the last block of Pieces and sew the quilt top for another parade
- Keep up with the last three EQ8 challenge videos
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