To Do Tuesday #2

My list from last week was fairly short:

1. Finish quilting and bind Star Crossed Plaid.

2. Keep working on the scrappy Leader/Ender Project.

3. Finalize layout for my Vortex Quilt blocks and get the flimsy put together.

4. Work on the design for the memory quilt.

5. Keep knitting those socks.

I did make some progress on some of these projects.

1. Star Crossed Plaid is 3/4 done being quilted. Then I realized I had misplaced my ruler foot, so I had to order another one. Either I left it at the Guild when we were last there for quilting, or it is in one of the bins I filled with donations for our fundraiser.

2. The scrappy leader/ender project is progressing. I did put some sashing on a couple of the blocks, but am waiting until my vision sorts itself out after today’s cataract surgery to look at the blocks and see if I want to try something other than the scrappy sashing from my scrap bins.

3. The Vortex quilt is still a pile of blocks. I need better eyesight to figure out the layout.

4. I managed to get the tshirts cut apart for the Memory Quilt. The pieces have been pressed and squared up. I have ideas for the layout but haven’t been able to finish drawing it up.

5. Keep knitting my socks. This came to an end when I realized I had two different but similar wools. I ripped them back and started with two matching balls of wool. The colour goes from navy to light blue, to green and a very pale blue/almost white. I think they will be pretty when they are done. The wool is a super wash that I have worked with before. It knits nicely and makes nice, warm socks.

I had a finish when I saw the Project Quilting 11.4 challenge. I dug through my orphan blocks and scrap bin and found enough to make my project. Normally when I make a quilt I make a couple of pillow slips that match the quilt. Unfortunately I didn’t have enough fabric to do the slips so instead I used the leftover bits and made a cover for a cushion that will go with the quilt when it is finished.

Here’s the cover:

Made to match this still to be quilted top:

Another squirrel ran through here. After I chased him down, I found myself with a lovely pile of 2” strips from a sheet I was repurposing. A stack of the strips were joined end to end and then I used a supersized crochet hook to start crocheting a rug. I planned this to be my handwork for a couple of days until I can see enough to keep working on my other To Do Projects.

So here I sit, crochet hook in my lap while I finish this post. What are you working on this week? 😎 Carol

Linking with:

Home Sewn by Us To Do Tuesday #29

Clever Chameleon

WIP and Needle and Thread Network


Published by Carol Andrews

I have been fondling fabric and creating things with fabric and fiber for as long as I can remember. My children had homemade clothes, blankets, canning and quilts most of their lives. Now I create goodies to share! Hope you enjoy viewing them as much as I enjoy making them! When I am not creating with fiber or fabric I keep busy with Dear Heart, kids, grandkids, great grandkids.

10 thoughts on “To Do Tuesday #2

  1. I’m working on a challenge piece for a blog hop in March!! I’m about half way through with the quilting on it. Did I see your name get pulled as a winner in the Project QUILTING challenge??

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      1. I did not win anything last week…not that I know of!! I was asked to take part in a hop – Make Us Laugh is the clue!! I wasn’t going to do it, but then decided I needed to, so I tried a new-to-me technique and fell in love!!!

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  2. Hi Carol! Considering you are having cataract surgery today – I hope it went well! – you have a LOT going on. I think you did a great job on last week’s list. Here’s to another productive week with good eye sight. We certainly rely on that and kind of take it for granted – at least I do. Thank you for linking up! ~smile~ Roseanne

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    1. Hi Roseanne. Surgery was actually yesterday. Follow up at the optometrist today. I left my glasses in the donation bin to go to a charity that gives out free glasses. Most fun I’ve ever had throwing out just over $1000.00 worth of a product! Look out world now that I can see. Watch what I get done now😁 carol

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