To-Do Tuesday Linky #4 & Weekly Progress Update
This is the 125th edition of the weekly to-do list and the fourth post as a linky party here on our website. I hope you consider linking up, and I’d like to thank everyone who joined us last week.
To-Do for the week of August 27th through September 2nd:
- Celebrate Dominic’s 2nd birthday – √ done
- Quilt Rainbow Ripples and share a pattern – √ pattern is released
Note to myself for next year: don’t expect anything to get accomplished the first week that staff and students are back to school!
Our sweet boy turned two yesterday, on the second. We had a birthday party celebrating him on Saturday evening. That boy loved every.single.moment of that celebration. He smiled and smiled all night, and pulled out all of his party tricks like Ring Around the Rosie, and counting (two, seven, eight, nine, ten). Oh, and we can’t forget the ABCs – A, B, C, D, E, S.
Gosh, we had a good time with this sweet boy and all the guests. His grandma made him a special cake, and he enjoyed that as well.
I started quilting the Rainbow Ripples quilt top on Saturday morning (if you click that link you’ll find the pattern and templates). First, I tried following the outline of the ripples with my walking foot. That looked a bit too angular and not quite right. Then I tried to follow the curves, ignoring the corner points. I wasn’t feeling that quilting pattern and look either.
Starting on Sunday morning, Sue and I took turns ripping out the previous day’s quilting efforts. I hated to do it but it just wasn’t right. Monday, I pulled out some practice quilt sandwiches to try a few different options out. Here are two that I tried, both with rulers.
On the left is the inside flower pattern, while the right is a wavy pattern. Just FYI, the right is the option Sue wanted all along . . . and will probably be our ultimate choice. ~smile~
For the September OMG (one monthly goal), we will try to complete the Rainbow Ripples quilt top. We will link this goal on Patty’s Elm Street Quilts website and linky party, and share a separate post with more details.
To-Do for the week of September 3rd through 9th
- Chose the fabric for the lavender Color of the Month block by Jen
- Decide on the quilting motif for Rainbow
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- Share your post or Instagram photo in the linky tool (but don’t share a link to your own linky party or giveaway)
- Please point your readers back here with a text link or use the button from the right sidebar
- Please visit and comment on other participants’ messages as time allows
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