To-Do Weekly Update #50 – End of March

This is our 50th edition of our weekly to-do list.  We are closing in on a year of doing this weekly list, and I cannot thank Christine enough!  This weekly list has really kept us on track and motivated to complete those check marks.  I share this post on Beth’s Cooking Up Quilts website on Monday, and Tuesday’s linky party can be found on Christine’s Stitch All the Things website. ~smile~

To-Do for the week March 19th through March 25th:

  1. At least two more rows of Postcard – √ done
  2. Sew another row on Jigsaw – √ done
  3. Sew the binding down on Regatta for a March finish – √ done


To-Do #1

I took a different approach this week to my Postcard HSTs.  I chain pieced rows 7, 8, 9 and 10 all at one time – vroom, vroom!  Then I ironed them all, and next it was time for trimming.  I was able to get two rows trimmed one day and two the next.  That allowed me to get FOUR rows together this week.  We are over the halfway point . . . seven rows to go.  The end is in sight, right?!!


To-Do #2

Sewing another row on the Jigsaw baby quilt was an easy task.  The blocks for rows 3 and 4 were already buttonholed so it’s just a matter of a few seams.  Finish them off with a good pressing and a few more seams and here we are!

Jiggidy Jigsaw

You are also see a two blocks of the t-shirt quilt on the design wall.  We are making great progress on both projects!

To-Do #3

I am so happy with how our Regatta quilt turned out.  I will share a separate post about it for our March OMG link up, but here is a shot of the backing called Oil Slick (from Joann’s).  It is a rather heavy/dense 100% cotton fabric.  We thought the blues played nicely with the water/sea color on the front, and we used it for the binding as well.  We’ve washed and dried the quilt and it came out great – nice and quilty soft.

Regatta Oil Slick

March OMG Goal:

Our Elm Street Quilts March OMG goal is to square up, layer, quilt and bind the Regatta quilt.  We’ve got it all finished up.  Woot woot!


To-Do March 26th through April 1st:

  1. Buttonhole two rows of Jigsaw
  2. Sew at least two more rows on Postcard
  3. Start on an I Spy quilt for Dominic
  4. Hoppy Easter and happy April Fool’s Day


We wish you a week filled with many blessings and good sewing/quilting vibes!


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13 Responses

  1. Roseanne, awesome progress! It’s fun seeing your updates each week. So many projects, so much variety. 😊

  2. dezertsuz says:

    Oh, great progress on all fronts! I am so happy your Regatta is finished. Mine is not, sadly, but it will be a priority next month, I hope. The puzzle pieces looks so great from a distance. People often show small quilters only up close, and I like getting the overall effect. The postcards quilt is looking fabulous!

    • Roseanne says:

      Hi Susan,
      Well, don’t you have just the nicest things to say! Thank you so much! I am very pleased with how the Postcard is turning out, and the same for Jigsaw. I look forward to seeing your Regatta finished but remember there is no hurry or deadline. ~smile~ Roseanne

  3. Well done on getting your regatta finished. 🙂 … kinda curious to know how many out there are done now. Mine is still stalled…. silly really, but I did start it knowing that life would probably get too busy!

  4. Well done Roseanne! What a beautiful puzzle❤️❤️

  5. Christine says:

    You are really coming along with the Postcard quilt! The Jigsaw top is looking great too, and hurray for getting some of the t-shirt blocks ready!

  6. chrisknits says:

    I have no doubt you can ,get your goal! I wanted to ask if you want any flannel pieces for the fabric I am sending you. I have quite a few “I spy” usable fabric in flannel.

    • Roseanne says:

      Hi Chris,
      No flannel please and your package went out in today’s mail. Thank you for asking! If you find you don’t have anything, don’t worry about it. It’s no big deal. ~smile~ Roseanne

  7. Rebecca Grace says:

    Wow, you’ve been busy!! I, too, love your baby jigsaw puzzle. Are the “knobs” appliqued?

  8. Vicki in MN says:

    You had a great week with your projects. I think I used the purple version of oil slick on my Regatta too!

  9. Shannon Fleming says:

    That jigsaw quilt is looking good! I am looking forward to seeing your postcard quilt.

  10. cozyquiltslb says:

    Really like your jigsaw puzzle quilt. Did you make up the pattern? I’ve never seen it with circles before, only squares.

    • Roseanne says:

      Hi Linda,
      We did make up the pattern. I was going to make it into a tutorial, and wanted to draw it out in EQ8. But that has kind of fallen by the wayside unfortunately because I haven’t taken the time to learn EQ8 yet. Maybe yet this year . . . ~smile~ Roseanne

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