To-Do Tuesday #250 Weekly Update

Join us today for the 250th weekly To-Do Tuesday list and update. Linda hosts the To-Do Tuesday linky party and we thank you, Linda! Sorry, we missed posting last week.

To-Do for the week of March 29th through April 4th:

  1. Make more cottages/homes for the table runner √ Done
  2. Finish the balls for Have A Ball quilt√ Done
  3. Go vote!

Announcing the winners from our 5th blogiversary giveaway which closed back on March 27th:

  • Wooden buttons (with a heart in the center!) – Diann
  • Needle holder – Linda
  • Pin holder with a wooden base – Rochelle
  • Seam roller with a wooden roller – Kathleen
  • Birch trees on a green background – one-yard piece – Melva

To-Do #1

Our Home-Stars table runner for Sue’s sister is coming right along. We’re using the Buggy Barn Basics charm pack fabrics and we are following the Cottage Stars tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Company. The background fabric is a Grunge-ish blue-grey unnamed fabric (there’s no name on the selvage). The original tutorial called for the houses to finish at 4″ x 5.5″ but we elected to add an extra .5″ above the door to have our Home-Star block finish at 4″ x 6″. Janice needs the runner to finish at 49″ x 17″ so we are making 13 homes to allow for shrinkage. Up next will be the Friendship Star blocks staggered across the sky.

I asked Janice which house she would live in and she selected the navy starred fabric with a yellow starred roof and a pinkish door in the third photo. I’m partial to the very last house or #13. How about you? Would you like to come join our neighborhood?

To-Do #2

ALL of the Have A Ball blocks for the quilt for Colt are all complete. We laid them all out on the living room floor and snapped a photo.

Of course, we immediately had to make a switch-a-roo even though we sent the picture to Nicole for her approval. Those baseballs were just too concentrated in the bottom left corner so we swapped one with the soccer ball in the bottom right corner. Much better! Now we have a cute paw print fabric for the backing so quilting may commence shortly.

We chose this project as our April OMG target. It’s been a while since I’ve set a One Monthly Goal. That seems to correlate with our lack of finishes in 2022 so far! I’m still having an issue believing it is April already, although Spring Break can’t come soon enough.

To-Do for the week of April 5th through 11th:

  1. Start sewing the Have A Ball blocks into rows
  2. Make eight Friendship Star blocks for the Home-Star runner
  3. Two is just enough to keep it stress-free!

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13 Responses

  1. Kathleen McCormick says:

    I love my new toys and will post on Insta. Tried to do it before the retreat, but insta defeated me! Good luck with your goals…doing great keeping it simple.

  2. Linda says:

    I meant to include in my post the wonderful needle holder! So I will put a photo of it into a post sometime this week! 🙂

  3. Linda says:

    I love the houses, and I would choose the one right next to you. I have an issue with Grunge (which is my favorite fabric), because when I need to match it, unless I have labeled the name onto the fabric, I have no idea which one it is and have to take a piece in to a fabric shop to match it. I bought several pieces of Grunge at my LQS last week, and she had each bolt nicely labeled with the name! Wow on the balls – they all look great together!
    Thank you for sharing your goodies with To Do Tuesday! 🙂

  4. Cheree Hull says:

    Well, goodness where have I been? Look at all the blocks you got done for the sports quilt! YAY! Looks great!! Love the little houses, too. That’s another “someday” quilt for me! They always look so fun and a great way to play with fabrics (scraps!).

  5. Love how you are keeping your To Do list stress-free!
    I would come live in your neighbourhood in a heartbeat! I would take any house you give me! It would be so fun to visit and chat … and maybe even sew together!
    The balls are great! It’s going to be an amazing quilt!
    Happy Quilting – the stress free way! 🙂

  6. That ball quilt is going to be totally spectacular, worth every bit of work put into it. I’d live in the yellow house wit the brown roof and door. Middle of last row!

  7. I love your houses, Roseanne – they’re going to make a great runner! I think I would like a polka dot house. Colt’s quilt blocks are looking good, too. Good luck getting them sewn up this week!

  8. I like those cottages…happy to see you’re staying true to your ‘no stress’ mantra.

  9. Chrisknits says:

    Love that Ball quilt!!! Colt will adore it. And any house on your street is fine with me!! LOL

  10. Wendy Tuma says:

    Those little houses all in a row are so cute! Have a Ball is going to be such fun (and I think the golf balls really look good!!). Congrats to the winners! If Vicki is going to live in the last one in the first photo, I want to live in the first one in the first photo – because it looks rust/orange(?) and Vicki and I live close to each other 🙂

  11. I love those houses! They are just too cute. You did great with your goals from last week. Looking forward to seeing these finishes! Have a great week, my friend!

  12. Congrats to the winners!
    Great goals…I am looking forward to the finishes! I want to see the how you quilt those fun balls! 🙂

  13. Vicki in MN says:

    The houses are looking really spiffy, I think I would live in the last one on the first photo. You have a nice amount of goals so I think you won’t have any trouble meeting them.

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