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Tuesday, January 11, 2022

To Do Tuesday 1-11-22

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Welcome to To Do Tuesday! Come on in with your coffee or tea and find out what your blogging friends have been doing this past week. Last week there were 35 linkups posted! I learn so much from your posts, and not just about your projects. I love reading about your lives, your activities, your families, your recipes, your ups and downs, and I even get great reading suggestions and TV recommendations. What a supportive and kind group you are! 

My goal last week:
✅1. Work on Wedding Quilt. - picked out a new pattern, cut all the pieces, chain pieced a few blocks

I only had one goal last week, but . . . a couple of squirrels made their way into the sewing room. One is the pretty embroidery pattern above from Carina's Craftblog - I am blaming this on Patricia since I saw it mentioned on her blog - lol! And I also started another QAL, and it is one I did last year and loved - the Riley Blake Designs Block Challenge (see photo below). If you'd like to join in, you can find all the information you need by clicking the logo button in my sidebar.

Riley Blake Block Challenge - Daisy Chain block by Lori Holt. You can find the pattern here

The goals for this week:
1. Continue to work on Wedding Quilt
2. Finish borders for Santa Fe Trail flimsy
3. Reconsider 2021 Monthly Color Challenge blocks for a quilt

I will continue to post the link to Marsha's blog because of Inlinkz issues.

Now it's time for you to add your link below. If you schedule your posts ahead of time, the link opens at 12:01AM each Tuesday morning - at least that's when it opens when I remember to hit "Publish" on my post - lol! Be sure to check back after you link up and visit a few blogs!

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Monday, January 10, 2022

2022 Stay At Home Round Robin Center Block

Here is my center or "starting" block for the 2022 SAHRR! Last year I made a Christmas wall quilt, which you can read about here. The process is fun, with a different blogger providing prompts or suggestions each week for an added border. You can read more information by clicking the Stay At Home Round Robin button in my sidebar.

I chose an orphan Christmas block to be the center of my SAHRR quilt

This block is one I made in 2019, using a Moda pattern called Christmas Logs, and it was intended for a Christmas quilt I made that year.  I didn't fully read the instructions and missed the part where I was supposed to trim each unit of the log cabin as it was made. I ended up with a block that was larger than the other quilt blocks by three inches, measuring a whopping 15 inches square. So it became an orphan block until this morning! A girl can never have enough Christmas quilts, right?

I look forward to the first prompt next Monday! I am linking my post to Quilting Gail's linkup.
Tuesday, January 4, 2022

To Do Tuesday 1-4-22 - Happy 2022!

Welcome to the first To Do Tuesday in 2022! Our New Year's Eve PJ party was pretty tame, with us not being able to stay awake past 11:00 - lol! How are things going with you - have you made goals for 2022? I hope you will share with us by adding your post to the link party below. If you are new to this event, just click the logo above for more details.

Final blocks from 2021 Monthly Color Challenge hosted by Patterns by Jen

Here was my list of goals last week:
☑1. Wedding Quilt - cutting - I cut a few pieces then began to waffle about the pattern
✅2. Take down Christmas decorations - done last Tuesday, finished by 10:00am!
✅3. Pieces of the Santa Fe Trail - last block, layout, and post - done and posted here
✅4. Color Challenge layout and post - finished the block - no post but you can see the all the blocks in the photo above. These will likely become orphan blocks.

My goals this week:
1. Work on Wedding Quilt. 

The Wedding Quilt is a quilt for my great-nephew and his fiancée who are getting married this month. We have sent "regular" wedding gifts but I hope to complete a quilt for them by the end of the month. This will be my main focus in the sewing room for awhile. I'm still undecided on the "Sprinkling" pattern by Coriander Quilts, but I am using a layer cake of Vert Fusion by AGF against a background of Spotted Graphite by Zen Chic for Moda. The bride and groom like grays and sage-y greens, so I am hoping this will be to their liking. It will be different for sure!

Now it's time to share your stuff! Let us know what's going on in your world by adding your link below.

Because Inlinkz continues to have issues with Marsha's Spot, I will post her website for you to visit her blog. She may or may not have a post for To Do Tuesday, but here is her address just in case:

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Sunday, January 2, 2022

Pieces Of The Santa Fe Trail Flimsy

My first flimsy of 2022 is from the Pieces of the Santa Fe Trail sew-along, hosted by Melva of Melva Love Scraps, who began this SAL in April. I joined in September, and you can read my first post about it right here. I enjoyed this SAL so much. Melva offered uniquely interesting block patterns with easy to follow instructions, and I loved reading the stories behind each block. She is considering another SAL for 2022, and I will certainly join in anything she starts!

I loved every single block and had fun choosing some of the vintage-y fabrics from my stash.

Melva has some very attractive layout options involving added borders, and I am mulling those, but for now this will become a UFO and a possible quilt for one of my nephews. Once I finish up I will post fabric and assembly details.

I am adding this post to the Pieces of the Santa Fe Trail linkup hosted by Melva. Thanks for hosting this fun sew-along, Melva!