To-Do #52+41 Weekly Recap Update
To-Do for the week of January 14th through 20th:
- Sew the rows together for Spring Wave – √ done
- Make the Monthly Color Challenge block for January – waiting for new fabric
- Gather the Harley Davidson t-shirts – too much snow to pick them up!
- Make a game plan for the three additional Dr Seuss quilts – √ done
This should have been a quickie quilt top to put together. Should have been because we used to make this pattern all the time. However, we had several wonderful interruptions that happily took precedence over sewing. The first, of course, was baby Addison’s arrival. Any and all things for our peeps! Needless to say, these rows did indeed get sewn together. A good pressing is needed! There’s only nine rows so it wouldn’t take long, and 15 minutes spent after work goes a long way on these kind of simple tasks.
We are joining in with the Monthly Color Challenge hosted by Jen at Patterns By Jen. The color for January is green, and Jen suggested a dark and light to make the Churn Dash version shine. After much debate, we elected to use a low volume as the background. We are hoping to continue that theme throughout the additional monthly blocks, but that remains to be seen. I ordered some Swiss Dot sand on white fabric, thinking that would cover both white and beige needs. This means the fabric embargo has been lifted – it was Sue’s idea to order this fabric. Hopefully it comes quickly from MSQC. My fingers are crossed.
Speaking of distractions, here are distractions #1 and #2. Number one is laying on Rosalie’s burp cloth. And can’t you see her eyes smiling at Auntie Rose for the picture?! Distraction #2 is watching Elmo but has his blocks, puzzle pieces and (old) phone right at his finger tips. Lots of love right dare for those two distractions. ♥ ♥
Last year we finished a t-shirt quilt for our good friend, Pat. Her quilt is the vehicle to allow all of her dive t-shirts to shine. Happily, a friend of Pat’s saw her quilt and wondered if we might make her one as well. This will be a quilt for Deena’s husband who is a huge Harley Davidson fan. HD is headquartered here in Wisconsin, and we have both grown up with a HD presence. I recall riding behind my friend’s sister on a HD when I was about 10 or so. Once you hear and feel the rumble of one, you never forget it. We couldn’t meet to pick them up this weekend due to a snow storm. Soon hopefully!
Winter decided to arrive to mess up our t-shirt pickup plans. Ten inches in this photo and it was still snowing . . . Another date will be set soon!
Last month, we literally dropped everything and made a Dr Seuss quilt over a weekend. Our friend, Sandra, hosts a DrEAMi link up on the last Saturday of the month, and this quilt qualified. Since it sold so very quickly in our Etsy shop, we decided we would make another
one three. Go big or go home, right?! The 80 separate panel pieces needed to be separated into three different quilt piles for our game plan. They finally arrived on Wednesday – I think I almost could have walked to get it quicker. Now to work!! Sue divided them into three separate quilt piles.
Tummy Tags is a squirrel project that was also started this weekend. Wendy at Pieceful Thoughts sent along these sweet mini-charms earlier this month. Just as soon as I saw them I knew they were for Addison and a tummy time quilt with tags. Doing math at 2am firmed up all the details, and a plan fell into place. Once Sue understood the plan since she wasn’t awake at 2am to share them with (!!), boom. The squirrel was started. It should be all complete for Sandra’s linky party on Saturday at mmm! quilts.
Our January goal with Patty at Elm Street Quilts is to get Spring Wave made into a quilt top and layered for hand quilting by Sue. This is absolutely on target to be finished in time!
To-Do for the week of January 21st through 27th
- Add the borders to Spring Wave and layer it – complete OMG!
- Finish Tummy Tags
- Make the Wings blog hop project
- Pick up the Harley Davidson t-shirts maybe??
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