To-Do Tuesday 70 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 Dec 8th-Dec 14th:

  1. Make progress on my Cat and Birds quilt top. √ Done
  2. Make the binding for my friend, Amanda’s sunflower placemats and table runner. √ Done
  3. Make a lined drawstring bag using the pattern by Jeni@In Color Order. Nope

To-Do #1

This week I have focused on sewing borders around the eight hummingbird small panels that I’m using in the quilt top for Kristen’s baby. I haven’t gotten them all finished because I had to order some more Kona Dark Violet for the inner borders and Kona Regal for the outer borders. Below is one of the finished Hummingbird blocks:

To-Do #2

About a week ago I received the Sunflowers Placemats/Table Runner “Quilt” back from Sew Shabby Quilting for my friend, Amanda, and I started binding the placemats over the weekend. Below is one finished placemat:

To-Do #3

When Jeni Baker at In Color Order announced that she was going to host a Lined Drawstring Bag Sew-Along, I really wanted to join in especially since I have had the pattern for a few years. But I really have too much going on right now, and the paper gift bags I have on hand are fine for gift-giving this year, but hopefully I will make some next year. I even purchased her Lined Drawstring Expansion pattern that has some cool options like a drawstring backpack and adding a paper-pieced component. If you are interested in making one of Jeni’s lined drawstring bags, the original pattern and the expansion pattern are both reasonably priced in her shop, and she has generously made a Video Tutorial to accompany the pattern.


I finished my seventh rainbow Sashiko square this past week. The pattern is called Asagao which I first saw in the Alison Glass July 2020 Stitch Club Journal. Because this pattern was initially really confusing to me (it’d definitely be easier with three distinct thread colors), I wanted some more detailed instructions and found this Tutorial by A Threaded Needle. This square is fraying terribly. I’ll put some Fray Check on it and sew close to the line around the block which is supposed to wash out.

To-Do for the week of Dec 15th-Dec 21st

  1. Make more progress on the Cat and Birds quilt top.
  2. Finish binding another sunflower placemat or two.
  3. Stitch my last (for now) Rainbow Sashiko square that I will be sewing into a small table topper after the first of the year.
  4. Write my  2021 Planning Party post for the linky party hosted by Yvonne@ Quilting Jetgirl.

Linking up to Home Sewn By Us: To-Do Tuesday Weekly Progress Update Linky #71.

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4 Responses to To-Do Tuesday 70 Weekly Progress Update

  1. rl2b2017 says:

    Hi Mary! Those Sashiko blocks with the rainbow thread sure are appealing to me. The stitches shine so nicely on that black fabric. I’m sorry it is raveling so much – I wonder if maybe you might want to stabilize the fabric with a lightweight interfacing before or when you make it into a topper? The hummingbird block is just stunning and I love the addition of the solid borders. What a great baby quilt this will make – your friend is going to love it! Good luck with this week’s list and thanks so much for linking up today. ~smile~ Roseanne


  2. Oh goodness, so much to like in this post! The Kona really makes those hummingbird prints shine! The quilting on your sunflower placemats is amazing. You are taking your Sashiko up to the next level, my friend! Love it!


  3. Cheree Hull says:

    Oh the sunflower fabrics are sooo pretty!


  4. Sherrie says:

    Beautiful Hummingbird block…I really like your
    Sashiko block. Have a great day!


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