To-Do Tuesday #36 Weekly Progress Update

I am joining the weekly To-Do Tuesday Weekly Progress Update Linky Party hosted by my friend, Roseanne, at Home Sewn By Us.

To-Do for the week of April 14th-April 20th:

  1. Finish the Hummingbird Quilt Top. – √ Done
  2. Make two blocks for the March-April Covered in Love block drive. – √ Done
  3. Bind Mime’s quilt. Nope

To-Do #1

With Mary’s help, we got the Hummingbirds quilt top done for her niece in short order and sent off to Melissa at Sew Shabby Quilting. I’m pleased with how bright and cheery it looks. Finishing this quilt top is my April One Monthly Goal, so I am linking up with Elm Street Quilts: April 2020 OMG Finishes.

To-Do #2

These March-April Covered in Love blocks were definitely quick and easy to make. There’s still time to whip a block or two up.

To-Do #3

My Glimmers of Gold quilt arrived this past week from The Modern Quilting Company, but I won’t get Mime’s kitty quilt until later this week. So this change of plans gave me an opportunity to start another project (a Drop Everything and Make It moment!). See below.

To-Do for the week of April 21st-April 27th

  1. I’ve been wanting to make the simple yet striking Diamonds in the Rough quilt for awhile. Also for the past two or three years, I’ve been thinking about making a quilt for my friend, Jeanne, who is a neonatal nurse practitioner who now trains other neonatal nurses. During this recent COVID-19 pandemic, she has been a “one woman sweat shop” making fabric masks for friends and colleagues. Jeanne gives so much to others, and she deserves something special for being the wonderful woman/mother/wife/friend that she is. So I’m going to make a Diamonds in the Rough quilt for Jeanne using a favorite fabric collection, Alison Glass’ Handcrafted, that I’ve been saving for just the right project. The colors in this collection will go with the harvest colors in Jeanne’s home. I’m going to call this quilt, 50 Years of Friendship. I’ve gotten all the half-square triangles made, the units sewn into the first 10 rows, and I think I will be able to finish this quilt top this week.
  2. Finish my improv squares table runner.
  3. Depending on when Mime’s quilt arrives, and if I’ve gotten the first two items on my to-do list done, I hope to at least get the binding machine-stitched to the front of the quilt.

Linking up to Home Sewn By Us: To-Do Tuesday Weekly Progress Update Linky #37.

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9 Responses to To-Do Tuesday #36 Weekly Progress Update

  1. marie says:

    I love your diamond on the rough quilt! The colours are striking on the dark background. You are right, this project is perfect for that fabric


  2. marie says:

    Btw the hummingbird quilt is beautiful as well. But I had forgotten all about it when I saw the other quilt… And now you know why I start multiple projects, 😉


  3. The hummingbird quilt is so pretty with those bright colors! 50 Years of Friendship – what a lovely idea and kind gesture for your friend. She’ll love it, I’m sure. I’m itching to play with squirrels too, but this week I need to finish the challenge quilt. Sigh.


  4. rl2b2017 says:

    Hi Mary! I just LOVE the idea behind the 50 Years of Friendship quilt. I don’t know if you participate in the Hands2Help campaign, but this just embodies the caregiver component. Thank heavens for people like your friend, Jeanne. Neonatal nurses definitely have a unique skill and compassion element beyond general nurses. I am 100% certain that Jeanne will just love this quilt when it is complete. Not only are you taking care to select colors and fabrics that she will enjoy but the whole back story – it just makes me smile broadly. She’ll definitely feel all the love you are sewing into it, especially knowing it is made just for her. {{Hugs}} Good luck with this week’s list and thank you for linking up. ~smile~ Roseanne P.S. I forgot to ask about the hummingbird quilt. Are the squares from a panel or a charm pack? They are beautiful!


  5. The hummingbird quilt is very pretty! I have the Diamond in the Rough quilt on my “some day” project list — after seeing your beautiful version I may move that one up on the priority list! What a beautiful sentiment — 50 years of friendship ♥♥


  6. I love the hummingbird quilt! Your design featuring the hummingbirds in some squares and the pretty solids in others is a great idea!


  7. helen says:

    always plenty to do on your list. I do like all your use of the negative space.


  8. Frédérique says:

    I love your Hummingbirds quilt, the background is just perfect to make the stars pop up


  9. patty says:

    Lovely quilt. Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish.


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