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To Do Tuesday – #2

I know it’s not Tuesday….I didn’t realize I hadn’t hit the “publish” button yesterday. 😦

To Do Tuesday is a linky party hosted by fellow blogger and quilting friends Roseanne & Sue at Home Sewn By Us. It’s a great way to document projects you are working on, stay focused and be inspired by what others are making!

To-Do for the week of March 31st through April 6th:

  1. Meals on Wheels Placemat – √ done
  2. Potholder & Extra Large trivet – √ done
  3. Come Sail with Me Baby Quilt  – √ done
  4. T Shirt Quilt Plan – X not done

To-Do #1

Carole with From My Carolina Home wrote a great post titled “Staying Busy in Challenging Times”. At the end of her post she put a challenge to her readers to create a placemat showing how you spent your time during “Cornacation”.

The placemats can be used as a donation to your local Meals on Wheels or mail to her. I decided to do both, I have plenty of orphan blocks that need attention. These were paper pieced, AQS (American Quilting Society) offers lots of free patterns and quilt a longs. My placements were two patterns, Colorado and Iowa from the State Block Quilt Along. I was just learning paper piecing — they’re not perfect but I learned lots and developed a love and appreciation for paper piecing.

paper pieced Colorado block
paper pieced Iowa Star

To-Do #2

We’ve had friends from Wisconsin visiting since February 1. I wanted to give them a handmade gift for their RV to thank them for spending time with us.  I noticed she could use some new potholders and was a fan of bright colors.

wonky log cabin quilted potholder trivet
scrappy kitchen gift

To-Do #3

Another baby quilt finish for my shop. The pattern is Come Sail With Me designed by Chris Malone for Annie’s. I love applique and was excited to make this quilt.  I used an Island batik FQ bundle and an aqua cuddle fabric for the back, the quilt measures 40 x 48 inches. 

It was fun to make! Sorry for the bad picture it was raining outside and dark inside.

come sail with me quilted baby quilt

To-Do #4

T-Shirt – unfortunately no progress here! Instead I made masks for the family ♥

To-Do for the week of April 7th through 13th:

  1. Avantegarde Quilt & Pillow
  2. Quilt Hexie Blooms Quilt
  3. Baby Girl – Tri Recs Pinwheel Quilt – create design & layout
  4. T Shirt Quilt — starting cutting the shirts

Happy Sewing and stay safe!

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13 thoughts on “To Do Tuesday – #2

  1. Love your placemats! Thank you for sharing the link! I’ll have the whole project post on Friday with the prizes and parameters again.

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  2. What fun projects! I love the baby quilt, with the little fish and boats. Those placemats are bright and fun; great for brightening up a table! I have a t-shirt quilt on my to do list, but it’s on hold until my daughter relocates (whenever that will be).

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  3. Hi Karla! You did great on your first list. All those checkmarks – woot woot! I love your applique baby quilt – those little fishies are so darn cute. Did you friend from Wisconsin love the kitchen items? I know she did – who wouldn’t love those pretty bright colors adding a splash of color and cuteness. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  4. Hi Karla, love your Coronacation placemats…I need to do mine but I don’t know how to put “Stress & Anxiety” into a placement – HA! Such a cute baby quilt – I love those fish!! I understand stressing about the t-shirt quilt, I like to start with cutting out the image on the t-shirt pieces as large as I can get them, you can trim them down once you know your design. Good luck, can’t wait to see what you make 🙂

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  5. Hi Karla! Those placemats are just gorgeous! No one would know that you are a beginner paper piecer. Take care, Mary.

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  6. Oh my goodness – I love the idea of a Meals on Wheels Placemat! Yes I agree with that post from Carole on staying busy! Staying busy with crafting is helping so much! And you are doing a fantastic job of staying busy! Lots of great projects in this post and I love the baby quilt!

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