Weekly Progress Update #170

To-Do for the week of Nov 8th-14th:

  1. Work on some paper-pieced trees to make into coasters. √Done
  2. Work on a label for my 2022 New Mexico temperature quilt to be printed by Spoonflower. √Done
  3. Work on some more Sew Tiny Christmas ornaments. √Done

To-Do #1

I’m making coasters to go with some Christmas quilts I gifted in the last couple years. The middle square will be made into a Sew Tiny Ornament.

Debs coasters squares

To-Do #2

I did mock-up a label for my New Mexico temperature quilt that has 3/8″ squares of all the Kona colors included in my quilt that represent the different temperature ranges and sent a photo to Spoonflower and had them print up an 8″ swatch that I plan to cut down to about 4.5″ square. I was impressed with their turn-around time. I received the swatch below six days after I uploaded the photo and placed my order. With tax it cost me $6.83 for this custom label that I will border on the top and right sides with the left and bottom sides sewn inside my binding. The bordered sides will be hand-stitched down. My only complaint is that I had glued the Kona squares on a piece of white copy paper, but it looks light grey rather than white. But it will work for this project since the backing for the quilt is charcoal minky fabric.

Spoonflower label NM

To-Do #3

Here are three more Sew Tiny pine trees that still need to borders sewn on them before I make into ornaments.

Two green and one pink sew tiny pine trees

To-Do for the week of Nov 15th-21st:

  1. Work on more paper-pieced trees to make into coasters.
  2. Work on embellishing the simple pine trees I shared in last week’s post to be made in Sew Tiny Ornaments.
  3. Work on a small Sashiko project.

Linking up to Texas Quilt Gal: To-Do Tuesday.

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10 Responses to Weekly Progress Update #170

  1. The label looks great, Mary, and those are a small forest of delightfully pieced trees you are creating! 🙂


  2. Kathryn says:

    Love your trees, and interested reading about your Spoonflower experience. I have never used it but have “wandered around” the site.


  3. McKenzie Oliver says:

    What a cool label!


  4. Your tree coasters are a great idea, and those tiny trees are so cute (and fun to make)! The temp quilt label is very clever – great idea listing the colors!


  5. Bonnie in Va says:

    What a neat idea to have Spoonflower make your label for you. And, it seems a pretty reasonable price too. Your tiny trees (and even tinier trees) are very cute.


  6. Those tree blocks are so fun, Mary! They sparkle! And what a neat idea for your temperature quilt labels, too. I’m always curious to see what quilters do for that – so many interesting ideas!


  7. Man those trees ARE tiny! And cute! I was going to ask you about the Spoonflower label, so thank you for sharing your experience. Did you do your mockup in Word or Publisher and then convert it to a photo?
    Thank you for sharing with To Do Tuesday!


  8. rl2b2017 says:

    Hi Mary! Your sweet little pine tree coasters are great . . . and so is the layout you used to photograph them all together. That would make a fun wall hanging! I’m guessing you fussy cut those last three trees as those snowflakes are perfectly placed. Since it snowing here like pouring rain – I can’t see the street – it seems very fitting to see these cute projects today. {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne


  9. Your Spoonflower label is neat. I had no idea they would print out quilt labels like that. I’d be really interested to know how durable those labels end up in the wash.


  10. chrisknits says:

    That label is genius!!! I need to find a way to make labels to my liking, but buying an embroidery machine just for labels is a bit much? LOL Love your trees.


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