Weekly Progress Update #171

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

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

To-Do #1

I made more progress paper-piecing trees to go with Christmas quilts I’ve gifted in the last couple years. I ended up increasing the borders on the trees in the first row after I took the photo, so they could be comparable in size with the animal “backs” in the second row. Row 3 and 4 are for my brother and sister-in-law with the fourth row the designated backs of the coasters that will hold up fairly well to my brother’s coffee spills! I also used a splotchier snow fabric for the trees that will also (hopefully) be more stain-forgiving than the pristine snow fabric in the first row for coasters for my friend Mary’s sister, Kathy, whose OCD-tendencies will most likely prevent major spillage! I have actually quilted all the coasters (minimal quilting per usual!), and I plan to bind the coasters this coming week.

coasters fronts and backs Kathy and Bill and Sharon

To-Do #2

Here are two of the Sew Tiny simple pine trees that I have embellished that are ready to be sewn into ornaments.

Two embellished sew tiny pine trees

To-Do #3

And here is a Sashiko cats square that I’m thinking I will make the center of a small pillow for a gift for a friend who was born on Christmas Day.

Sashiko cats

To-Do for the week of Nov 22nd-28th:

  1. Finish the three sets of coasters.
  2. Finish my wonky star pillow cover.
  3. Finish five Sew Tiny ornaments to send off the Monday after Thanksgiving.

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

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6 Responses to Weekly Progress Update #171

  1. The Morning Latte says:

    Love the greens and little panels in your blocks! Great mix of fabrics. They are all coasters then? To match quilts you’ve previously given? Also loving the kitties! Too cute!

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  2. Your paper-pieced trees and their backings are going to make great coasters – perfect for gifts! I have made us lots of that type of thing for the spot where we drink our coffee, and they’re always spilled on. Thank goodness what we make is washable!

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  3. The sashiko cats are so delightful. It’s so fun to see where your curiosity and interests take you and watch you learn and grow. 🙂

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  4. Those coasters are so danged cute!! I’m in love with the Sashiko cats – is that variegated thread? Thank you for sharing your beauties with To Do Tuesday!

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  5. Those coasters are so cute – I have that Gingiber fabric, and I have no idea what to do with it – ha! I recognize those cats 🙂

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  6. rl2b2017 says:

    Hi Mary! Sew Tiny are soooooooooo small. Geez! Kudos to you for working on them. Cute, cute, CUTE coasters – spill-proof, I don’t know?!! But the colors lend themself to coffee, anyway. And the kitties – lovely and I adore the thread color. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. Maybe you get a few extra day(s) off?! I have the next FIVE days off – in a row! {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne

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