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:
- Quilt and bind my Triple Stars Mini Quilt. √ Done
- Bind my Blakely-esque Sunset Quilt. √ Done
- Finish my current paper-pieced project that celebrates the accomplishment of one of my family members. √ Done
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.
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.
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:
- Bind ombré baby quilt for Baby Harper.
- Take a photo of Triple Stars mini quilt.
- Do some organization of my quilting space.
- Spend some time with EQ8.
Linking up to Chris Knits: To-Do Tuesday .
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!
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!
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!
Your nurse block is adorable ! Your kitty is cute too, Stay safe and sew on !
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
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!
The nurse mini quilt is really cute. Your niece will treasure it forever.
Wonderful week of goals and what an adorable Nurse mini!!! Thanks for linking up with To-Do!
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.