To-Do #108 Weekly Progress Update
This is our 108th edition of our weekly to-do list. We usually share this post on Christine’s Stitch All the Things and Dione’s Clever Chameleon website on Tuesdays. Check out what our friends are sharing!
To-Do for the week of April 29th through May 5th:
- Start sewing fourth Dr. Seuss quilt – √ done
- HSTs for Beothuk – √ done
- Appliqué another page of the Quiet Book – √ done
Our Elna sewing machine is back in the house! It is even set up and working like a charm.
I have confused both of us with my numbering system for the MANY Dr. Seuss quilts we have made or to be made. Good thing there are only two to go, and I don’t plan on making any more (ever – unless we’re asked to). This is a quickie project, really, because it involves a lot of just plain ole straight stitching. I’m going to use the tip that Kathleen gave for lining up blocks in a linear manner! I usually try to eyeball it and pin the heck out of everything so it doesn’t move. Her tip looks so much easier and it drives me NUTS when something doesn’t line up even by the littlest amount. Here is a shot of the sashing going on in a chain piecing manner.
On May 1st, Sandra shared the next step for the Beothuk QAL. HSTs, lots and lots of HSTs. Since Sue had all of our fabrics cut for me, it’s just a matter of me getting busy making all of them. A nice easy chain piecing session ensued followed by a massive trimming gala. Don’t you just love the stack of pretty snippets leftover?
Should I mark the line with a Frixon pen or use my laser light? Of course, we didn’t have a 3.5″ Bloc-Loc ruler so I had to make do with a different ruler. The end result: two done, 94 to go. L.o.v.e that background Sand fabric, and the feel of all of the fabrics from Bernie at Needle and Foot.
The Quiet Book we are making for Dominic (and Addison) is slowly moving along at a snail’s pace. No rush though, right?!! Look and enjoy these wonderful instructions Sue left for me upon return to this project. The ice cream scoops themselves will affix to the cone with velcro so they need to be removable. A wee bit of applique was accomplished on Sunday.
Our May OMG (one monthly goal) is to finish quilting Rainy Day with a boatload of spirals. We share this intention with Patty at Elm Street Quilts and thank her and the many vendors for the inspiration!
To-Do for the week of May 6th through 12th
- Start quilting Rainy Day
- Continue sizing and trimming the Harley Davidson t-shirts
- Start working on the Bee Hive blocks for May
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