To-Do Tuesday #206 Weekly Listing Update

Join us today for the 206th 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 23rd – 29th:

  1. SAHRR must be complete for the 29th quilt parade – don’t do anything else!
  2. Finish the last block of Pieces and sew the quilt top for another parade
  3. Keep up with the last three EQ8 challenge videos

To-Do #1

Yippee! The Stay-At-Home Round Robin quilt parade linky party started yesterday over at Quilting Gail‘s website. We are happy with the outcome of the seven rounds and the final version. Some ruler work was done in the center rows, while FMQ was added in the flying geese row and stippling in the rest. We added a nice deep blue binding as a frame, popped it in the washer with a color catcher (just in case) followed by the drier. We had to wait for a day that wasn’t a rain washout . . . but pictures were finally taken. I also shared a short 33-second video on Instagram and Facebook – our first! Sue was nervous filming on her phone but she did a super job!

To-Do #2

The quilt parade for Melva’s sew-along called Pieces From the Past is just about to wrap up. Even if you haven’t been sewing along, you will want to check out the final projects that are shared. After waiting to see how our blocks would look together, we decided to go with a simple white sashing between the blocks and rows. Geez. I think we were overthinking it, as with all the bright colors and patterns we chose the eye needs a calm place to rest. With only 20 blocks to place, we used a slightly different layout than Melva shared.

Here’s our last block, block #20 called Pride of Ohio. Later this week, I’ll share a post about our finished quilt top.

To-Do #3

The Spring EQ8 Challenge that Kari has been conducting has been fun. Her focus was on using Easy Draw, so I drew along with all the challenge blocks except the Bees. I just didn’t want bees in my sampler, I guess. On the left is Kari’s version with two borders added, which I think makes it look nice. Since my piece is sans bees, of course, it can’t help but look different.

I am happy to say I learned a lot during this video exercise. The next time we have a t-shirt quilt to make or any quilt top with different-sized blocks, I know which layout to use in EQ8. A sincere thank you goes to Kari!

March OMG:

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 30th – April 5th:

Good grief – it’s April already. That means it is nearly Easter and time for fresh asparagus!

  1. Work on the Easter table runner for Janice
  2. Come up with a new April OMG project – hmm, the panel challenge springs to mind!
  3. Make a birth announcement for Chase – it’s overdue!!

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7 Responses

  1. Denise says:

    Oh I love your SAHRR quilt, absolutely beautiful.

  2. For some reason, I didn’t get your notice for this post! But, I thought I would check on you anyway and glad I did. Your challenge EQ8 quilts look great!! Looking forward to seeing your Pieces from the Past quilt!!


    Well, Roseann. You really do accomplish so much. I love the way the Round Robin turned out. The quilting really adds a lot to the finished quilt. I’m guessing the EQ8 challenge sampler is “virtual” in that it is a design but not yet made (if ever). Was this so you could learn more about the software? I’ve not ventured down that path. As for asparagus, we’ve been eating it for the last three weeks. It is almost past it “good by” date.

  4. Chrisknits says:

    Looks like you’ve killed it this week! Lovely projects all. I like your Spring sampler, I didn’t do the bees or chick lesson, knowing that I wasn’t going to make the final project, I just needed some guidance, and that’s definitely what I got. No longer scared of doing an odd array of block sizes in a mock up! Thanks for linking up with To-Do Tuesday!

  5. Frédérique says:

    Lovely projects. I like your sampler without bees, well done for learning to use the software.
    I love asparagus too 😉

  6. I loved seeing your SAHRR finish, Roseanne! Great job sticking with it! The Spring design looks like it was fun to play with on EQ8. Do you think you’ll make it?

  7. Cheree Hull says:

    Your RR turned out so well–and I love the variegated quilting thread. What is this EQ8 Challenge? I’ve had it over a year and still rarely use it. That sounds like something I need.

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