To-Do Tuesday Edition #19
Here is our 19th edition of our to-do list that runs from Tuesday to Monday. How did we do this last week?
To-Do Tuesday for the week August 15th through August 21st
- Update the sewing room layout with sewing tables – √ done
- Sew block #8 in the Grandma’s Kitchen QAL – √ done
- Sew block #2 in the I Wish You a Merry QAL – √ done
- Finish sewing the confetti baby quilt – √ done
- Quilt table topper and runner for Sissy – √ started
Tuesday afternoon the new sewing tables came and we are trying them out. One table had a hole for Ellie to fit in, with an acrylic inset. I now can sew on a flat surface. It’s fabulous but very different. I was used to the sewing machine and its button being higher so I feel very tall sitting in front of it now. Here is what it looked like right after delivery – before I could mess anything up!
This week’s block is called Grandma’s Apron, for obvious reasons:
This time I did use the appliqué stitch on Ellie. I didn’t change the default settings for the blanket stitch at all, and I am happy with how it turned out.
Okay, I admit it. I am not a paper piecer nor do I enjoy making a template. Give me a ruler and rotary cuter every time. So we went out and purchased the Tri Recs ruler by EZ Quilting to make these cute Christmas trees. This is the second block in the I Wish You A Merry QAL:
This baby quilt came together very quickly. It was also fun to sew! Between the cute Confetti background fabric and the pretty fat quarters, it was interesting to see how the strips ended up. It is very lineal so it is begging to be quilted in a grid pattern. That’s up next-ish (Love You to the Moon got to the top of the list since we’re having a baby SOON!). I have to write a post about exploits on getting these strips made for this quilt . . . you won’t believe it!
Gee, I’m not sure why I didn’t say “Sew” Sissy’s topper and runner instead of going right to “Quilt.” But since we were making them from HSTs, they came together quickly.
I got a chance to start quilting the table topper using my walking foot. It is the first time I’ve quilted anything on the new sewing machine in the level table. Wowee – does that make a difference. We still need to layer and quilt the table runner, and bind both.
A little extra – we got “Big Blue” a.k.a. the Pinwheel Rail Fence quilt back from Corner to Corner who quilted it. I got a chance to add the binding, and we’re tacking it down. ~smile~
To-Do Tuesday starting August 22nd:
- Sew block #9 in the Grandma’s Kitchen QAL
- Quilt Love You to the Moon baby quilt – it will be needed soon
- Quilt the Confetti quilt
- Quilt and bind Sissy’s table topper and runner
- Start sewing a princess baby quilt
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