To-Do Tuesday #214 Weekly Listing Update
Join us today for the 214th weekly To-Do Tuesday list and update. Gladys Taber wrote, “Contentment is a list with half of it crossed off.” We are joining Chris at her To-Do Tuesday linky party.
To-Do for the week of May 25th – 31st:
- Start quilting the QOV – I hope, I hope! – √ Done!!!
- Complete the quilt top of our arrows for the Follow QAL – √ Done
- Enjoy a nice LONG weekend and Memorial Day – √ Done
The Road to Oklahoma block is our May One Monthly Goal project. As a Hands-to-Help (H2H) project as well, it will be given to a principal friend that is retiring who is a Veteran. The deadline of June 2nd is very quickly approaching, like tomorrow!
The long weekend was enough to get this project complete, I am happy to report. Thursday night I cleaned my sewing machine, put in a new needle, wound five fresh bobbins, and laid the layered project on my table.
Fresh spirits early Friday morning were all set to GO. And then – the error in row six. The one single star point facing the wrong direction. To rip or not to rip. Ugg. No ripping ensued. I may regret that decision but it is a decision – no turning back. Stars and loops to travel between to the next star happened. Using variegated thread in red, white, and blue by Coats and Clark, the quilt was ready for binding by Friday night. More to come after the gift is shared on Wednesday.
A wee bit of discussion evolved around borders: needed or not?, one or two?, and finally, which color strip should go where. A quilt top was born which only needs a backing and to be layered for the final parade on June 15th.
We sure are pleased with how this come together and turned out! Thank you so much, Sandra.
Heck yes, we enjoyed the Memorial Day weekend very much. We have annual flowers to enjoy, we started a new jigsaw puzzle, enjoyed our peeps and littles, and sleeping in beyond 4:30 a.m. My friend Preeti started a new QAL on May 30. It is called the Positivity Quilt Along and it runs through September at a nice pace.
I shared some details about the QAL and our potential fabric choices once they arrive.
Our one monthly goal (OMG) project for May is to complete the
35 30 blocks needed for the Quilt of Valor (QOV) gift and Hands2Help project. Patty at Elm Street Quilts hosts a monthly linky party and we shared our quilt top finish called Road-to-Retirement. Yippee!
To-Do for the week of June 1st through 7th:
- Settle on a June OMG
- Finish quilting our arrows for the Follow QAL parade on June 15th
- Start enjoying my bestie’s birthday month
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