To-Do Tuesday #73 and Weekly List Update

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  1. Hi Roseanne, I’m sorry to hear that you didn’t like quilting with the rulers. I’m not a fan but then marking and following the marks is not a bad idea. I hope that you enjoy your quilting week. Happy New Year!

  2. Cheree Hull says:

    I toyed with the ruler idea and ended up just not going there, at least for now, and you’re making me feel even better about that decision! Sorry you struggled with it but quilting really is so much a learning thing so, live and learn I guess? Still loving the fabrics of that Four Patch Plus and you know what? I think we all start to wear a scowl when we go days without our sewing fix. That inner need to create is so strong and it centers us. I have never participated in a round robin so I’ll be interested to read what it’s all about and maybe join in for once? Hope all is well and have a very happy New Year!

  3. I’m glad you went back to your tried-and-true quilting method and had a lot more success than with the ruler quilting. Me—I don’t ever see ruler quilting in my life! Have a good day, Mary.

  4. Kathryn says:

    Love the four patch plus quilt, totally enamoured. Sorry about the ruler, dang it. I have only used a straight ruler so far, but intend to try a curved soon, oh well, will see. Put the table runner away for awhile and most likely then you’ll like it again. That’s what happened to me today, a quilt I didn’t like I am now working on a border for it and liking the quilt!

  5. atticw901FUN says:

    Sorry to hear of your ruler work frustrations. Sometimes I feel the same. I kind of like freehand because it isn’t expected to be perfect. Rulers show my imperfections. Oh well.
    It is great that you finished your other goals. Just stay focused on them instead.

  6. Brenda @ Songbird Designs says:

    Good job hanging in there with the quilting on #1! Glad you persevered! I love ruler work on my longarm, but have never tried on a domestic, but have used my walking foot some for quilting on the domestic! I really like the 4 Patch! Those colors make me happy too! Happy New Year to you and Sue!

  7. Rebecca Grace says:

    Oh my goodness — this post doesn’t even SOUND like you!! You deserve a hug, AND a cookie, AND a big old glass of wine. I have never encountered or heard of the problems you describe with ruler quilting. I wish I was there to help you trouble shoot through this frustration and get you back on track again. You deserve to be having fun with your rulers and happy-dancing around the sewing room!

  8. chrisknits says:

    It’s been a month for you, hope you get that baby quilt out of your life soon!!

  9. Roseanne I’m glad you did finish the quilting on that sweet quilt using your favoured method since the ruler work was giving you so much grief! Great week even with the holidays taking up so much of our time. Good luck finding squirrels. I can share mine if you’d like. I have too many that I’m trying to ignore 😉

  10. Sherrie says:

    Me again, thanks for stopping by my place and reminding me to link up. Totally
    slipped my mind. Have a great day!

  11. Sherrie says:

    My To-Do Tuesday is posted. I sure hope your ruler problem gets all
    worked out. Love the Four Patch Plus quilt. So pretty and colorful.
    Have a great day!

  12. Ruler work is definitely a learning curve (ha! didn’t intend that pun). I find it easier on the longarm, though it took me a fair amount of perseverance and broken needles and chipped rulers (egad – that’s NOT fun when you hit it with the needle). I love how the blue quilt is shaping up. Good luck with the others on the list, and yeah, I know about not being so enamoured of certain projects after a bit…

  13. It sounds like the rulers are going into a permanent time out!! Maybe the best idea. Congratulations on getting past them and almost to the end of this quilt and meeting the goal. I like the table runner but the star of the show is that pretty Four Patch Plus. It is absolutely beautiful. Can’t wait to find out more about the Round Robin. Wishing you and Sue a great rest of the week and a Happy New Year.

  14. That trusty walking foot quilting method is quite versatile! I’m hearing of so many quilters using it in various applications. Great ‘save’!

  15. Judy B says:

    The idea of ruler work eludes me! I’m glad the little PIA got almost to the finish line! Good luck getting “him” off your list!

  16. I am glad you preserved and solved the problem. Do you have a good dealer? So, I would find out if there is a better ruler foot for your machine. Sometimes, I find the “generic” are problematic, even if it is a westalee. On the other hand you did make good progress. Might play with the Round Robin as my inspiration to move into the new year.

  17. Sharon says:

    There has to be some knack to holding that ruler and moving the fabric that I have not comfortably figured out yet. I’m still working on it. I like your solution and the quilting is looking good! Walkingfoot quilting to the win! I hope these final days of 2020 go well for you and Sue!

  18. Sorry the ruler work didn’t go so smoothly. Looks like you found a good substitute. Good luck with this week’s list. Have a very Happy New Year!

  19. karenfae says:

    I think it would be very hard to hold a ruler in place and quilt around it or however it is done – but then I am so used to do it all by hand that I find machine quilting a chore the few times I have done it and that is just straight line or a curvy stitch that comes on the machine

  20. I’m sorry to hear you’re still having so much trouble with your quilting/ruler work, Roseanne! I would want to throw it all away, too – but glad your walking foot helped. The 4-Patch Plus quilt is looking like a happy one – I bet it will see some action this week!

  21. I haven’t tried any ruler work, so I’m sorry that your experience has not been a good one. I’m glad you’ll get the quilt finished though! Happy New Year, my sweet friends!

  22. Frédérique says:

    Your quilting is beautiful, with the regular method 😉 Good luck with your very last to-do list of the year!

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