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To-Do Tuesday, July 11, 2023

Tuesday, July 11th, 2023

The Dog Days of Summer are here in NE Indiana. So humid! Not complaining, it’s to be expected!

I did things this past week! Take a look, and then go link up to To-Do Tuesday hosted by Carol of Quilt Schmidt to share what you are working on quilt or craft wise.

To-Do Tuesday, July 4, 2023

  1. Continue with T-Shirt Quilts! ✔️✔️✔️
  2. Wednesday sewing group at church – not sure what I’ll be working on. ✔️
  3. ??? Maybe I’ll sew up & quilt more blocks from my PUP. ✗  But I did work on another project.

1. T-shirt Tops are all completed!

I used a simple 3 x 4 layout for all three. I cut 2 1/2″ strips for sashing, and 2 1/2″ squares for corner stones. T-shirts cut at 16 1/2″ square with one block pieced from sleeves and bits for a total of 12 blocks. Tops measure 56 1/2 x 74 1/2 inches.

Each top has different sashing fabric provided by customer.

I’m delivering tops to longarm quilter today.

2. At Wednesday sewing group I cut out knit fabric to make turbans for cancer patients. No photo.

3. ???  Mystery sewing! I didn’t get back to the Sew Steady class PUP.

I placed an order June 18th and it arrived from Primitive Gatherings Friday. I’m starting a new QAL, Twilight Stars. Yes I’m that crazy! But it’s star blocks! I love stars blocks! The package sat in a WI PO for several days and I was afraid it had been lost! Then the tracking finally showed movement. I ordered the supplies the first week of the QAL which is now in the fourth week. I hope to catch up! Two blocks are to be made each week.

Book used for the QAL, triangle papers, and possible fabrics I’ll be using.

That’s it for my sewing this week.

Here’s the latest at my daughter’s house -

Priming bedrooms continue. Once painted, daughter will have to decide on design for closet area.

Closet in eves in main bedroom is moving forward. Insulation between floor joists and new boards going in. Hub is smiling! This will be the last area to frame in.

There is the kitchen, but let’s not talk about that! Daughter wants to move in once the bedrooms and bath are completed. She says she can live with the kitchen as is for a while.

I’ve a short To-Do list for this week -

To-Do Tuesday, July 11, 2023

  1. Twilight Stars – will I catch up before the new blocks are shared this Friday?
  2. I have an idea for a Christmas Countdown I’d like to get started on to gift to my grands by the end of November. That means starting two new project. Hmmm.
That’s it for this week.

Linking to To-Do Tuesday hosted by Carol of Quilt Schmidt.

To-Do Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Tuesday, January 10th, 2023

This past week was spent in lots of family time. Both our grands celebrated birthdays. As it was their last week of Winter vacation, returning to school today, we squeezed in many activities. They had both sets of grandparents as their Arizona grandparents were in town. Lots of fun times were had together!

On to sewing and quilting.

To-Do Tuesday, January 3, 2023

  1. Stitch stitch stitch on Homage to Grandmother’s Flower Garden! This was last year’s quilt-a-long and I have 13 weeks to finish! I started late and never caught up. So now it carries over into a new year!  ✔️
  2. Sandwich, quilt Irish Chain quilt. Maybe bind?  ✗

1. Homage to Grandmother’s Flower Garden

Week 40 Stitched.

And here are weeks 1 – 40 attached in the growing quilt.

Plus week 41 all stitched together

and added to the quilt top!

And 42 started. These are 1/2″ hexagons. The completed quilt will measure about 42″ square.

2. I didn’t touch the Irish Chain quilt.

BUT I did get started on three clothing quilts.

I’m cutting up clothing into a few 12 1/2″ squares, and mostly 6 1/2″ squares for three similar quilts. There are also hankies to be used that I’m thinking of turning in to baskets. Hmmm. Some of the floral prints might make appliqué flowers for the baskets which will be 12″ finished blocks. I’m aiming for lap size quilts.

This coming week I’m focusing on Grandmother’s Flower Garden in the evenings and the clothing quilts during daytime.

To-Do Tuesday, January 10, 2023

  1. Homage to Grandmother’s Flower Garden! This was last year’s quilt-a-long and I have 10 more weeks to finish.
  2. Three clothing quilts. Part of the clothing came already fused with a stabilizer. I’ve cut all those pieces into squares. Time to fuse the rest and continue cutting. Possibly construct some basket blocks.
  3. Friday quilt group – I’m taking along the hexies for Homage to Grandmother’s Flower Garden as my handwork for the day.

That’s all I have planned for this week, other than my daughter in law wants to come over for a quilting lesson. I’m open to that!

Linking to To-Do Tuesday hosted by Carol of Quilt Schmilt. Go join in on the linky party and take a look around at what others are doing.