Monday, October 11, 2021

Make-A-List Monday - Fall is For Quilting!


Hi, all!

Has it started turning cooler where you are?  I keep waiting for those cool days but so far, they're a no-show.  Soon, though!  In the meantime I'll be enjoying the last little bit of summer weather.  

Now, though, it's time to see how I did with last week's to-do list....

1.  Quilt Lilli's annual quilt (while she's out of town and not looking over my shoulder!)
Done!  I'm so happy with the way this turned out!

2.  Work on those Christmas pillow covers!
I finished three "JOY" pillow covers, one for each grandchild.  I'll probably make a couple more plain block pillow covers to go on Lilli's bed, though, as she has a full bed and room for them.

3.  Hem three pairs of yoga pants.
Done!  And I find I'm just as reluctant to hem pants when I ask for them as I am when anyone else does!

4.  Make at least one Endless Summer block!
I am exceedingly happy to say that I did make ONE Endless Summer block.  And I figured out that if I make at least one per day, I'll have enough to finish my quilt by the end of November.  So, a new goal!

5.  Finish assembling the snowflake quilt.
Done!  I'm grateful that this one still looks balanced even with the changes I had to make to have enough background squares.

6.  Make a back for the snowflake quilt.
7.  Make a back for the spool quilt.
Done!  These two are now ready for quilting!

8.  Quilt a ministry quilt.
Done!  This was such a pretty donated top, I'm glad it's a finished quilt now, ready to bring a quilty hug to someone!

It felt so good today to finish the very last item on my to-do list!  Hopefully I'll be able to do as well on this week's list - here's what I want to accomplish....

1.  Quilt the snowflake quilt.

2.  Make at least five more Endless Summer blocks.

3.  Quilt at least one half of the king size summer quilt.

4.  Do a quick clean-and-refresh of the upstairs for company coming this weekend!

5.  Quilt a ministry quilt.

A little bit shorter list this week, but I've got to spend some time dusting and vacuuming and basically getting the house looking its best as we have family visiting this weekend.  Fortunately, we've been keeping the house looking pretty good since we've been home 24/7 so it's not a major job, but it will take a half-day or so!

So now, my burning question is - - - what are YOU working on this week?




  1. Love all your finishes, and family visiting, that will be so special.Lilli's quilt and the JOY pillows, all truly beautiful and with love all wrapped up in the stitches.

  2. yes still a bit of summer here in MD too but not for long i don't the christmas things!

  3. I can't tell you when we will enjoy some cooler temps in south FL but I'll look forward to it. You had quite the success with last weeks list -- congrats! I'm hoping to finish my last 1st quarter goal for WIPS-B-GONE...fingers crossed.

  4. I am laying out a supernova quilt with batik and white HSTs that have finally been trimmed. Half layed out on the wall.

  5. Cute Santa quilt! And the Joy pillows are adorable. I’m going to look back to see if you talked about a pattern for those!

  6. How I would've loved to have so many Christmas pillows on my bed as a teenager! I still love the snowflake quilt and think there is one in my future! lol

  7. Well, this week I am working on a Sewcial Justice Sewing Academy block. I'd like to have it done by Saturday so I can cut the letters on my Cricut. Good luck with your week!


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