Weekly Progress Update #172

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

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

To-Do #1

I did indeed finish hand-stitching three sets of coasters over the holiday weekend which was definitely time consuming but enjoyable as I finished listening to A Trick of the Light which is the seventh book in Louise Penny’s Gamache series–this one was centered on the art world, and I learned a new word, chiaroscuro, which is defined as a treatment of light and shade in drawing and painting and also quilting IMHO! I first tried to machine stitch the binding on both sides of the coasters for my brother and sister-in-law, and I tried to talk myself into believing they were good enough, but really I wasn’t happy with them and ended up cutting off the binding and starting again with 5” squares rather than the original 5.5” squares. And I am much happier with them! I used some of the same fabrics that I used in the Christmas North Stars quilt that I made for Bill and Sharon last year.

Bill and Sharons coasters

For my friend Mary’s sister Kathy, we also made a set of coasters that coordinated with the Merrily Christmas quilt we gave Kathy two years ago.

Kathys coasters

For Mary’s sister, Debra, we made a set of two-sided coasters (the gold pine trees are the back sides) that coordinated with the Snowy Forest quilt we gave Debra two years ago.

Debras coasters

To-Do #2

I finished my Wonky Star pillow and shared about it in this post.

Wonky Star pillow on top of back of Offset Gradients quilt

To-Do #3

And here are the five Sew Tiny pine tree ornaments. The middle one on the second row shows how I labeled these ornaments by using colored ink on an inkjet fabric sheet, then cut to size, and sewn to the backing fabric:

Sew Tiny Ornaments with one that shows the label on the back

To-Do for the week of Nov 29th-Dec 5th:

  1. Write my Dec 2022 One Monthly Goal post.
  2. Cut and glue one inch Kaleidoscope fabric swatches used for my Lumen quilt in my 2022 planner in preparation for the #2023PlanningParty hosted by Quilting Jetgirl. I’ve been participating in Yvonne’s annual planning parties for the past several years, and I really enjoy the opportunity to recap my past year’s Quilting & Stitching goals and to plan for the following year.
  3. Finish another four Sew Tiny pine tree ornaments to send off next Monday.

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

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8 Responses to Weekly Progress Update #172

  1. Karla says:

    Hi Mary, your coasters are so cute! How thoughtful to have them coordinate with a previous gift. The sew tiny pine tree ornaments are super cute, you are brave! I’m not sure I could handle something so small! Have a great week!


  2. You’ve really done well with staying on task and getting your projects done! We were thinking alike as far as fabrics for trees, which you’ll see in my post today. All of the coasters turned out so cute! Those mini ornaments are very fun!


  3. I’m always so impressed with how well you stay on task every week with your goals. A lot of times I think I have a set of goals in mind and then life happens! 🙂


  4. Look at all those checkmark – you did get a lot done! I love how your coasters turned out – they’ll make great gifts. Such fun Christmas ornaments, too!


  5. rl2b2017 says:

    Yowza, Mary! I don’t know what to comment on first! Those tiny ornaments – they’re so, well, tiny. You amaze me with your talent for little projects as well as paper piecing the coasters. All your projects this week are lovely, and will be well received. You put such thought and care into picking just the right project for each person. {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne


  6. Your coordinated coasters are really pretty Mary! Sometimes hand stitching just works better doesn’t it. The tiny ornaments, well they make my hands hurt – lol! Thank you for sharing with To Do Tuesday!


  7. The Morning Latte says:

    Love the tiny ornaments! Too cute!


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