To-Do Tuesday November 23rd

Happy Thanksgiving Week to my USA readers!

After a lovely time of traveling to a wedding celebration, time spent in Smoky Mts National Park, and time with friends, hubs and I are home and getting back into our routines.

Daniel & Carrie

View from Newfound Gap

On to quilting and stitching -

To-Do Tuesday for November 9 – 23 

1. Wool Applique  ✔️

2. A Quilter’s Dream Embroidery  ✔️

3. Once home, start on quilted Christmas gifts.  ✔️

1. Wool Appliqué – A little progress was made. I read books most nights instead of doing hand work while traveling.

Tree & bee hive completed. Stems for flowers underway. The stem stitch was new to me. Had to rip out first attempt and practice on another piece. I’m learning! This is relaxing, right?

2. A Quilter’s Dream Embroidery – Before leaving on our trip, I did get the design traced. But I decided to set it aside until the New Year.

3. Christmas gifts – are underway!

I picked up this small holly leaf  hanger from the discount area of a quilt shop a few years ago. I decided to create a little quilt to hang from it for a friend who likes yard art.

All finished and ready to gift! The hanger is 22″ long x 10″ wide. And the little quilt is 5 1/2″wide  x 12″ long.

Next up is a little collage of flowers for a friend who loves the color orange.

The background was filled with a mixture of quilting motifs, and the flowers are fused on top.

The next step was stitching in the flowers and leaves. Binding and done! The tiny quilt measures 6″ x 9″ and the hanger adds another 2 1/2″ to the length. I have 4 more little quilts to make for gifts.

To-Do Tuesday Week of November 23rd

  1. Continue making quilted Christmas gifts. I’m making 6 total. 2 completed, 4 to go.
  2. Maybe work on the wool appliqué.
  3. Enjoy Thanksgiving with family!

Linking to To-Do Tuesday hosted by Linda of Texas Quilt Gal.


5 Responses to “To-Do Tuesday November 23rd”

  1. Cheree Hull Says:

    Very cute banners. Have been thinking of doing some for outside myself. I haven’t in the past due to being worried about the elements (rain, sun) but honestly, so what if it gets faded and worn after awhile? A reason to make a new one, right?

  2. Diann@LittlePenguinQuilts Says:

    Your quilted banners are just great! They are really thoughtful gifts, too. Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. Bonnie in Va Says:

    I particularly like your flower collage — cool to quilt the background first and then do the flowers on top of that. Someone is going to love that little piece of art and the other one for that matter. Great Job.

  4. Roseanne Says:

    Hi Sharon! What cute ideas for Christmas gifts. I have always wanted to make some yard banners. Maybe for next year – for gifts or even for myself!! So glad you got to enjoy the wedding – what a lovely couple. ~smile~ Roseanne

  5. Linda Says:

    LOVE your banners! Lol on “relaxing” – I am never happy with my stem stitch. I look at Mary Corbet’s and they look so nice and neat, and mine are just spiky.
    What a beautiful couple! Glad you had a nice trip.
    Thank you for linking to To Do Tuesday!

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