Good morning and happy Tuesday! It's To-Do Tuesday at Texas Quilt Gal - thanks, Linda for hosting this fun link-up each week!
I'm enjoying these weekly to-do posts - they give a little structure to my time in the sewing room and also something to blog about later in the week!
There were lots of small projects on my list last week, and I finished several! I wish I could pick a favorite... maybe my mom's mug rug. She sure was pleased with it! I should have taken a picture of it when we were over there this afternoon. She's got a nice spot right next to her favorite chair for her water, phone, TV remote, and all the important items!
An unexpected bonus - my Full Spectrum mini quilt, from Kelly Young's book, Scrappy Improv Quilting, is almost finished! Just some more binding to do. I'll give you a sneak peek of the back. The quilting makes a fun design!
The other quilt I wanted to work on is the crumb hearts top I last showed in February. The center of the quilt top measures 36 inches square. I had added a bunch of borders to make it bigger, and have ended up not liking it. I think the borders were overwhelming the pretty center. So I cut off the borders! I left a narrow inner border of the aqua, and unstitched the Tula Pink Fairy Dust strips to change them to a single border, like this:
This quilt will end up about 45 inches square, and I think it will make a good one to donate to a children's charity. During Hands2Help I sent a baby quilt to
the Cool Kids Campaign in N. Carolina, and I would love to send them more!
So on this week's list:
- Get the crumb heart quilt's borders sewn back on, and start figuring out a backing for it.
- Start on my purple blocks for July - purple is the color of the month for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. I don't have a lot of purple in scraps or stash, so there may need to be some shopping... but I did find two fun fat quarters in purple!
The grapes will become two more new cloth napkins for our dinner table.
The penguins on purple will probably show up in all sorts of projects! 💜
That will keep me busy!