To-Do Tuesday Edition Number 6
Check mark next to everything on our to-do list last week. I feel quite accomplished. And next week includes a nice long weekend to get something accomplished!
To-Do Tuesday for May 16th – 22nd:
- Start assembly on the elephant baby quilt √
- Complete 5 center sections of blue/gray queen-size quilt √
- Add sashing to ABC blocks √
- Try a stencil border on Finding Nemo √
We have started the appliqué on Baby J’s quilt. Sue traced the elephant and its smaller pieces on web interfacing. I got the elephant sewed and flipped. This shot shows the appliqué:
I sewed around the traced line and flipped it out like this:
You can kind of see the splotches and different tones in this fabric. The fabric is Grunge by Moda. I saw someone else using this fabric in a blog recently and didn’t know I had purchased it and would be using it too. Small fabric world!
All five center panels are complete for the blue/gray quilt. I got three together and the 4th gave me issues so it is on pause. This will be another quilt we ask our friends at Corner to Corner Quilting Service to quilt this for us. If Ellen is still following us, maybe she’ll give us a suggestion on how it should be quilted. Here are the three of the five center panels. You can see the gray ombre fairly well:
The first three rows of the ABC letters have moved off the design wall and have a sashing! Small progress to be sure, but a little anyway! I suspect this will be complete next weekend and in the to-be-quilted pile.
Finding Nemo is all layered and Pounced. HAHA The stencil I am using on the border is rather fish inspired. It is a wide oblong oval – does that even make sense?! I used the Pounce marking chalk that I mentioned last week. Here is a photo of that process:
Thank you, Carol, for letting me borrow your Pounce pad. It was VERY easy to use. You can see in the header picture how I lined up the stencil. I decided to angle the corner. The one pictured here is a bit high so I will move that down when I start sewing. It seems like I will be able to sew the design without stopping. I’ll share those pictures once I get started. I’m thinking the middle should have wavy ~~~~~ stitching to look like, well, waves. <g>
To-Do Tuesday for the week starting May 23rd:
- Start sewing strips for the outside panels of the blue/gray quilt
- Finish sashing on ABC blocks; sew rows and borders on
- Machine quilt Finding Nemo
- Complete all the appliqué pieces for the baby quilt
- Sew binding on the gray polka dot quilt
- Find fabric for the Cubs quilt
I’ll give you an update on these projects next Tuesday, May 30th. Our Linky Parties can be found by clicking the link.