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:
- At least two more rows of Postcard – √ done
- Sew another row on Jigsaw – √ done
- Sew the binding down on Regatta for a March finish – √ done
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?!!
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!
You are also see a two blocks of the t-shirt quilt on the design wall. We are making great progress on both projects!
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.
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:
- Buttonhole two rows of Jigsaw
- Sew at least two more rows on Postcard
- Start on an I Spy quilt for Dominic
- 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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