To-Do Tuesday Linky #11 & Weekly Progress Update
This is the 132nd edition of the weekly to-do list and the 11th post as a linky party here on our website. Thanks to everyone who joined us last week.
To-Do for the week of October 15th through 21st:
- Quilt and bind Fiona & Lovey – √ done
- Start and finish the day bag
- Sew the October block of the month– √ done
- Start sewing the tester pattern – √ done
Sweet little Fiona’s two wall hangings are finished. We made her one wall hanging spelling out her name. Lovely the Llama is the second hanging and I hope she sees the love in her eyes when she is a bit older. I’m going to post more details about them tomorrow, but who wants to see them anyway?! Okay . . . here’s one photo to pacify you if you can’t wait until tomorrow.
Here’s the good stuff – some photos to enjoy instead. The first one is Fiona coming home from the hospital in her car seat. All three older brothers gathered round to welcome her to her new home. In the second photo, it’s all about getting a good look at our new sister. Even, Bea, the dog has to get a good close look (and sniff)! These photos just warm my heart.
Ta-da! I lived through making my first bag in years and years. It’s just a day pack and the whole gory saga will be shared on Friday. Here is proof that it is indeed finished with my bestie as a model.
Last week, the Cutting Department, a.k.a. Sue, got the beautiful red fabric along with the dotted Swiss ready for the October challenge block of the month.
Did I mention how we love red and especially this red fabric? From the raw, freshly-cut fabric pieces to the finished block. I love it and would enjoy making a whole quilt of this block!
The block is finished and got a short chance to hang on the design wall. It was a short and sweet visit because . . . 12 of the Ripples block are hanging out in a bea-u-tee-ful layout for our IG Honeybee choice. 10 more blocks to come!
Just yesterday I shared the details about being a pattern tester for the first time! How exciting is that? Again, the Cutting Department (Sue) stepped up and got us started for two blocks in each fabric choice. I am carefully following Becca’s instruction for each Geo Pop block . . . I love these geometric shapes.
As I was pressing the solid fabrics in gray, black and white, I thought about my friend, Mary. She makes a LOT of projects in solids and I can see why. They really are divine. I think that often, though, as I’m pressing fabric. Such pretty fabric . . . this quilt is going to be SO pretty.
For our October OMG, we’ll be making the aforementioned day pack or backpack for Catherine. Thanks to Patty’s Elm Street Quilts website and her linky party for motivating us each month. This is officially finished and well before the end-of-the-month deadline. Woot woot!
To-Do for the week of October 22nd through 28th
- Continue on the pattern testing – the deadline for a quilt top is 11/4
- Enjoy a work conference in the Wisconsin Dells
- Start thinking about a Virtual Cookie Exchange project
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