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To Do Tuesday – #5

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 April 21st through April 27th:

  1. Blanket Stitch Orange Peels – √ done
  2. Finish Baby Elephant Quilt Applique – √ done
  3. Start piecing Flag Tumbler quilt  – √ done
  4. Spinning Star Paper Pieced Pillow – √ done
  5. Start Wonky Fireworks Wall Hanging– √ done

To-Do #1Blanket Stitch Orange Peels

I was able to get all of the applique stitching done. Each block is 10 inches unfinished and I made 16 blocks. I still have time before this quilt is due, I’ll need to get it laid out and decide if I want to add a border.

orange peel baby quilt wip

To-Do #2 – Finish Elephant Baby Quilt Applique

I did the applique stitching and added a butterfly to the layout. The backing fabric arrived last week so hopefully I can get quilted this weekend. Again I have time before this one is due.

elephant baby quilt applique

To-Do #3 – Piece Flag Tumbler

I’ve had making a flag tumbler quilt on my “someday” list for awhile.

flag tumbler quilt wip

To-Do #4 – Spinning Star Paper Pieced Pillow

I’m really obsessed with paper piecing! I used the scraps from my RWB log cabin quilt to make this pillow. I need to quilt it, add backing and binding.

spinning star paper pieced pillow wip

To-Do #5 – Start Piecing Wonky Fireworks Quilt

I’ve got all the pieces made for the Wonky Fireworks Wall Hanging. Plan to get it finished this week.

wonky fireworks quilt wip

To-Do for the week of April 28th through May 4th:

  1. Quilt and Bind Flag Tumbler Quilt
  2. Quilt and Bind Spinning Star Table Runner
  3. Qult and Bind Spinning Star Pillow
  4. Quilt and Bind Wonky Fireworks wall hanging
  5. Quilt and Bind Baby Elephant Quilt

Be sure to stop by to see the lovely creations of those who joined this weeks To Do list linky party with Roseanne at Home Sewn By Us.

Happy Sewing and stay safe!

Work In Progress Wednesday

Happy Wednesday!

I’ve been going through my plastic container of UFO’s trying to decide should I keep or should I toss? 🙂

A few of my UFO projects needed binding only so I was able to finish those over the weekend during our road trip to Florida.

I made this wall hanging for our entryway in shades of blue and grey to celebrate the wintry season.


Icy Blues


Quilt pattern  is Icy Blues by Jocelyn Ueng with the Fat Quarter Shop. It is a free pattern found on the All People Quilt website.

This wall hanging was another opportunity to practice my free motion quilting skills. Thankfully I used a thread that was a PERFECT match to the front and hides my horrible stitching.



I tried to stitch in the ditch with the FMQ foot and practice a couple of the dot to dot design that Angela Walters demonstrates in her Craftsy class. As you can see on the back the stitches are crazy looking. Finished is better than perfect – right?

The icy blues wall hanging measures 22 x 42 inches.

I didn’t want the  wall-hanging to be alone so I  finished my half hexie snowman table runner.  This table runner is one of the popular free pattern/tutorial by Jenny of the Missouri Star Quilt Company.


half hexie snowman table runner



half hexie snowman

Isn’t he cute!!

Half Hexie table runner measures 18.5 x 44.5 inches. I used various shades of blue fabric from my stash.


In 2015 I participated in the Spring Petals Quilt Along hosted by The Crafty Quilter. She taught us different techniques for applique. It was the first time I ever tried applique and fell in love with the raw edge technique. For my project I used a charm pack to create the orange peel petals – Color Theory by V&Co for Moda. I honestly don’t remember why I didn’t finish the table runner…


color theory petals



color theory petals back

Auditioning for spring!


Color Theory Petals TR


This next wall hanging went into the “toss” category. Have you ever made something and didn’t like it? When I first saw the pattern I loved it and had to make it– I love all things Dresden and I like applique.

My friend’s grandmother likes to hand quilt and I’m so happy to pass this along to her!


Dresden Flower Pots


Have you worked on any UFO’s lately?

Thanks for stopping by!




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