To Do Tuesday – 17 Dec 2019

Hello all!  Are you ready for Santa and a brand New Year?  Well, it is coming.  I am always excited about having a new year!  I can put all things behind me and start over and it is such a great feeling!

The weather is my type of weather – except we really need rain!  Maybe next week!

I will be looking at all the UFOs and all the quilt tops that need to be quilted before New Years Eve, so that on  the first day of January 2020 I can get started with my project list! (Updated from last year)

So for this last week To Do Tuesday –  I have finished Alexander Bean Pot!

After quilting the binding will be red and the border will probably be less than 3” finished! I am relieved and happy that I am finished with it!

I am also excited about finishing 4 blocks for Mary Brown (less the vines).  One of the blocks in this quadrant of 4 blocks was a pineapple.  I almost finished it but then realized I hated the block pattern and wanted to have a real pineapple rather than one that was mostly leaves.  I searched and searched for a picture of a pineapple that I wanted and found Cheryl Lynch designs!  She has a beautiful mosaic wall hanging of a pineapple!  So now I have a “real” pineapple ready to go!  I purchased one of her other patterns that caught my eye and the ruler for cutting the small strips!  It is the Terra Potta.   We love the Southwest and this will be fun to play with!

This is the original one from the pattern – you can see that I stopped with the middle leaf!  UGLY – maybe I chose the wrong fabric but either way I did not like it!

This is the new one and the prettiest (my opinion).  I want to thank Cheryl so much for the support!

Here are the 4 blocks that I have completed that were to be done in September – I am slowly catching up!  Only 12 more blocks that I want to finish by the end of this year – 2019!

There will be a vine that runs through the leaf and bird blocks.  I am happy now with where I am going with this quilt!

I am linking up with Roseanne’s To Do Tuesday Linky Party.  She has kept me grounded for the last 2 weeks!  Check it out!

For 17 –  24 December I will be working on applique blocks for Celebrating Mary Brown and might slip in some piecing on a quick project that I had signed up for but have not been able to work on.


Linking To:  My Quilt InfatuationConfessions of a Fabric AddictFinished or Not Friday ; Em’s Scrap BagBOM’s Away;  Sew Fresh Quilts; Crazy Mom Quilts;  Oh ScrapScrap Happy SaturdaySlow Sunday Stitching  Quilt Fabrication Mid Week Makers; Peacock PartyDesign Wall Monday

19 Replies to “To Do Tuesday – 17 Dec 2019”

  1. Hi Nanette! I have to agree wholeheartedly with your substitution for the pineapple block. Although, the original block did carry through the theme of leaves . . . it didn’t give much of a sense of a pineapple. Besides, it’s your quilt and you get to love every aspect of it. There’s still two more to-do link ups for the year. Plenty of time to get those UFOs corralled. Thanks for linking up! ~smile~ Roseanne


  2. It’s always a struggle for me to stop and redo something in a quilt that bugs me. Kudos to you for starting over with a better block design. Good luck with your to do list this week. Wishing you lots of success (and some rain).


    1. Agree Kate. The curves in the leaves were horrible to applique. I could have redone them and still have the effect but decided to do a better pineapple! It took 3 fabric selections to get to the one I used – I wanted some movement in the pineapple! Getting the pattern really helped as I kept drawing what I wanted, but Cheryl’s was perfect and saved me a lot of time! Hugs


  3. I think you were smart in redoing the pineapple. The new one is perfect! I am not sure the first one is so ugly it is just that it was all wrong. This is going to be one gorgeous quilt 🙂


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