To-Do Tuesday #54 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 Aug 18th-25th:

  1. Make the borders for my Doxies baby quilt using Geta Quilting Studio’s Seminole Borders tutorial. √ Done
  2. Cut some 8.5” squares for quilts for Lutheran World Relief. √ Done
  3. Continue to work on my Dahlia  Sashiko project. √ Done

To-Do #1

I’m really happy with how these diamond borders turned out. I did have to do some improvising. In the tutorial linked above there were no instructions on making corner units to join the top borders to the side borders. I ended up drawing simple diamond-in-square paper-pieced templates on graph paper which worked nicely. The two longer borders are the top and bottom borders. All four borders will have strips of the grey fabric sewn on both long sides to stabilize them as they are quite stretchy.

To-Do #2

I found a partially used Bali Crackers Batik 10” Squares package and cut five 8.5” squares from it so far. I touched based with Jen@Healthyhappyhygge regarding if there is a deadline for these squares, and she said she will take them for as long as people send them to her. Feel free to direct message her on Instagram for her address if you’d like to contribute some 8.5” squares for quilts for the people in Beirut whose lives were forever affected by the recent explosion.

To-Do #3

I have made some progress with my Dahlia Sashiko project. Here’s the link to the Etsy shop where I bought my “dishcloth” kit. Mine will definitely not be made into a dishcloth—maybe a pillow? I plan to show another photo when I get the second flower stitched.

To-Do for the week of August 25th-September 1st:

  1. Finish my Doxies baby quilt top.
  2. Cut more 8.5” squares for quilts for Lutheran World Relief.
  3. Make binding for my Aviary quilt and start binding it if it arrives back from Sew Shabby Quilting by Saturday.

Linking up with Home Sewn By Us: To-Do Tuesday Weekly Progress Update Linky #55.

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4 Responses to To-Do Tuesday #54 Weekly Progress Update

  1. Look at that finished to do list – yay! Glad you figured out a border for the doxie quilt. Those fabrics for the blocks are sure lovely. I need to pull my Sashiko work out again!


  2. Cheree Hull says:

    Oh my goodness, are those borders tiny?! What is their size? They look great! Good luck on your to-do’s this week!


  3. That is a really neat border design, and I love how it’s made! Thanks for sharing the link. Have a great week, Mary!


  4. rl2b2017 says:

    Hi Mary! Wow. Those triangle borders look SO fabulous. And you just whipped up the pattern yourself and the math all worked out. You r.o.c.k., my friend. Gosh, I can hardly wait to see them on the piece itself. Oh, what a fabulous collection for the people in Beirut, and thanks for sharing her website address. I can’t wait to see your Doxie quilt. Thanks for linking up and good luck with this week’s list. ~smile~ Roseanne


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