To-Do Tuesday 90 Weekly Progress Update

I am joining the weekly To-Do Tuesday Linky Party hosted by Chris at ChrisKnits

To-Do for the week of April 27th-May 3rd:

  1. Quilt and bind my Triple Stars Mini Quilt. √ Done
  2. Bind my Blakely-esque Sunset Quilt. √ Done
  3. Finish my current paper-pieced project that celebrates the accomplishment of one of my family members. √ Done

To-Do #1

I quilted Triple Stars with diagonal lines and then machine stitched the binding down on both sides. It sure is quicker than hand-stitching the binding and for a project that I’m going to keep where the back faces a wall, I don’t feel like the binding has be perfect. I haven’t taken a photo of it yet. I had hoped to get one on Monday, but it was a dreary, rainy day—though in the Southwest, we like dreary, rainy days as we are going to be in drought-like conditions again if we don’t get more moisture.

To-Do #2

I asked Jessica at @sugarmillquilts to do the longarm quilting for me for my Blakely-esque  Sunset quilt because she offers a quick turn-around and does lovely quilting. We put this 55” square quilt on the lounger in living room, and the cats have given it a Paws Up. Below is a photo of Weebles enjoying the new quilt.

To-Do #3

My great-niece, Rachel, who lives in Michigan is getting her RN on May 14th. I decided to make her a 14” x 18.5” mini to celebrate this awesome accomplishment. I found a paper-pieced vintage nurse pattern on Etsy. Most of this pattern went together easily though there were two Y-seams required that weren’t mentioned in the pattern description and the instructions for the red cross on the bodice were confusing and I ended up needing to fudge that part to make it work. I also did some simple embroidery on Nurse Rachel’s face. The quilting is also simple. I used a white Chaco liner to mark the straight quilting lines on the purple fabric but decided to try using a Hera marker for the quilting lines on the dress which worked really well. Below is a pic of the front of the quilt and the second photo is the back of the quilt made with a cute Nurse fabric I found on Etsy.

To-Do for the week of May 4th-May 10th:

  1. Bind ombré baby quilt for Baby Harper.
  2. Take a photo of Triple Stars mini quilt.
  3. Do some organization of my quilting space.
  4. Spend some time with EQ8.

Linking up to Chris Knits: To-Do Tuesday .

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9 Responses to To-Do Tuesday 90 Weekly Progress Update

  1. Great finishes and I need to work on my batik stash – I need to get them organized again. I keep them by color and have pulled some and just put then back anywhere! That will be a goal for me next week! Have a great day!


  2. Your nurse mini quilt is adorable, and what a great gift for your niece! Glad you were able to figure everything out in the pattern!


  3. Oh my gosh – that nurse mini turned out so cute! Glad Weebles approved of the quilt (it’s another pretty one). So glad to hear you’ve had rain; I know it’s been dry there, so that’s good news!


  4. Deborah A Stevens says:

    Your nurse block is adorable ! Your kitty is cute too, Stay safe and sew on !


  5. rl2b2017 says:

    Hi Mary! Congratulations to Rachel and what a great way to celebrate the accomplishment. You chose such fun fabrics – she’s going to love it. The Sunset quilt turned out just great! It sure is pretty and kitty-approved is a good measurement! ~smile~ Roseanne


  6. Sherrie says:

    Beautiful Nurse Quilt….I’m sure your Great-niece will love it! Really like
    Blakely-esque quilt…love all those pretty colors. Have a great day!


  7. Ivani says:

    The nurse mini quilt is really cute. Your niece will treasure it forever.


  8. chrisknits says:

    Wonderful week of goals and what an adorable Nurse mini!!! Thanks for linking up with To-Do!


  9. Oh my some great quilting here. Your vintage nurse is just adorable and congrats to Rachel. In past posts, I really loved your Indigo mini and also enjoy seeing your sashiko progress. I have such a kit as well for that someday when the mood will strike. Why stash is so important, LOL.


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