Monday, June 24, 2013

Make-A-List Monday - Starting the Helping Hands Quilt!

Hi, all!

Well, summer in Tennessee is definitely here - the temps are in the 90's and it rained the better part of the afternoon here.  Poured, actually, and thundered so much my poor dog hid in the closet!  But that made for a good sewing day, at least!  More about what I'm working on right now at the end of the post...

So let's see how I did on last week's list...

1.  Finish the pillow cover.
Done!  Look how cute it came out...

2.  Put labels on all the H2H quilts, and...
3.  Mail off all the H2H quilts!
Done!  I wish I had taken a picture of the boxes I sent off - the one for Quilts Beyond Borders was 16x16x20, and stuffed full!  And then another box went to Emily for Happy Chemo...

4.  List items in the Etsy shop.
Hallelujah!! Done!!  I've added a framed cross-stitch picture, two toddler outfits, and two purses.  (Finally!)

5.  Cut out vacation quilt.
Started!  I've cut about 1/4 of the pieces needed...

6.  Put together two scrap piles into usable quilt tops.
Done!  One of those piles was made into a cute kid's quilt...

...and the other pile was turned into a stack of blocks and given to another ministry member to be assembled into a top.

As expected, I also had some quilt ministry needs come up, and quilted and bound these three quilts...

And that's what I did last week!

This week promises to be a little different - my DH is out of town from Sunday until very late Tuesday night, so I spread out the hand blocks received for the Helping Hands project on the den floor.

Here's where I started last night - all spread out...

This is what I sewed together today...

And here's what's left to sew up tomorrow!

So here's my list for this week....

1.  Finish stitching the Helping Hands quilt top together.

2.  Continue cutting out my vacation quilt.

3.  Quilt the Helping Hands quilt.

4.  Take care of any ministry needs that come up.

Short list this week, but it's nice to feel a little less pressure than last week!  Still, I'm sure there will be plenty to do even if I get this list done...  I might even have to do some.... HOUSEWORK!

So now the question is - - - what are you working on this week?




  1. You accomplished so much! They are all wonderful but the one that I keep going back to is the one with the 'interlocking' squares. I love the pattern and thenbright colors. That would be a great design got a baby/toddler quilt. So eye catching!

    Have a great week!

  2. noooo.... not HOUSEWORK!! Surely if you finish all of the things on your list, you can find some more frivolous quilty fun to avoid that! ;)

    you accomplished a LOT last week! yay for you!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

  3. Such wonderful work - absolutely love what you did with the butterflies and hearts. Oh, the hand quilt is going to be stunning! I need to put aside sewing and do housework, too.

  4. I am sure it was very satisfying to send off your quilts. You really worked hard.

  5. We are having that kind of weather here too...A/C is lovely;)

    The pillow you made is very pretty:):):)

    Have fun putting your "hands" together while the hubby is away. Sounds like a relaxing time!

  6. It's so fun to see your helping hands quilt take shape!

  7. Love your pillow. Hands looks great... I don't remember what mine looked like, so I'm having trouble finding it, but I'm honored to be there with all the generous souls represented there. Which one is yours, Sarah?

  8. Rats, I forgot all about making a hand block for you.

  9. The helping hands quilt is wonderful! I love the way it's turning out.

  10. Where in Tennessee are you located? A missionary family from my church (they serve in Senegal) are having there furlough at a church in TN that has 5 homes for missionaries (the one in our area was already taken). I was just wondering if they might be near you. They are in Jackson, I believe.


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