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To-Do Tuesday 4-24-18 | A Completed List

Hello, friends! It’s another Tuesday and I’m thrilled to say I actually completed everything from last week’s list! The first item was to work on my Quilting 101 series for Flosstube. I got the second video edited and posted on Thursday, and video three is all set to post today (the 24th). So far the reception to these incredibly amateur videos has been good! I’m so happy that some stitchers seem interested in learning to quilt!

Stitch ALL The Things | Flaurie & Finch Oasis and The Brimfield Block

Item two was to find fabrics to use for the Brimfield Block. I was only going to do one or two test blocks, but it may be safe to say I could end up with two Brimfield quilts. I chose a FQ bundle of Oasis by Flaurie & Finch. I thought these soft florals with the gold metallic accents would make for a beautiful quilt. I am not sure what I will use as the base of the block, but I may try and find some of the light background with the trees on them, if I can find yardage. I’m not sure at this point, but that was one just thought I had.

Stitch ALL The Things | Santa's Sleighworks

I also finished Santa’s Sleighworks. Cottage number nine in Santa’s Village by Country Cottage Needleworks. I even got a start on the next cottage, Gingerbread Emporium. This is always such a fun project to work on and always brightens my day.

This week I have some non-crafting adulting things to work on, but I do hope to get a few thank you gifts sewn (secret sewing at this point). I also hope to figure out fabric placement for that Brimfield block and get the pieces cut out. It would be nice to also get them glue-basted around the papers and ready to sew together. Those are my plans for the upcoming week; I can’t wait to read about yours!

This week’s To-Do list:

  • Secret Sewing
  • Cut fabrics out for the Brimfield Block.
  • Finish Gingerbread Emporium in Santa’s Village stitching WIP.

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14 thoughts on “To-Do Tuesday 4-24-18 | A Completed List

  1. Hi Christine,
    Oh, I just love your Santa’s Village. I wonder how many houses/buildings there are in the whole piece. I’ll have to Google that name and take a look at it. I haven’t started a new, fun cross stitch piece in ages. Two sets of football and baseball team hanging have taken up my limited cross stitch time for ages. I’d say it was time to start something new! Your list looks quite doable for the week!
    ~smile~ Roseanne

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    1. Hi, Roseanne! I forgot to link to Santa’s Village in my post! Yikes! You can find it here: http://countrycottageneedleworks.com/santasvillage.html There are 12 buildings in this series, and I focus on just trying to get one stitched per month. It’s kept it fun and there has been no burn out because of that. Some months I will do more than one if I am just happy to keep working on it. Each house usually takes me somewhere between 7 to 9 evenings of work (which is usually about 2 to 3 hours per evening).

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  2. I will be working on more cosmetic cases, a new pillow front/table topper, still sewing Roman Shades, and knitting on the poncho! Love your fabrics for the Brimfield. Gorgeous!!

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    1. Hi, Julie!! The Tula Pink fabric is still the plan for this quilt pattern. I planned on sharing the quilt progress on my Flosstube channel with other stitchers (since hand sewing is right up their alley!), so I wanted to do a practice block or two before hand. The pattern doesn’t come with template shapes, so you have to buy the paper pieces to know what those are. The pattern is also written so that you have to use 12 blocks worth of paper pieces ($45!!) before you take out the papers. So I want to do a couple of practice blocks to see if I can recommend to people only buying one or two sets of paper pieces to save some money. I just love the Oasis fabric line (and that block!) so much that I may end up making a quilt out of this line and the Tula line! The plan, so far, is just to do one or two blocks from this fabric and then put it aside. I do not want to experience burn out before De La Luna line gets here!

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  3. What lovely fabric you have selected for Brimfield! It is so different from the Tula Pink fabrics you are waiting on! Sounds like a fun crafting week was had at your house this week!

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    1. Thank you! I had to put working on the Brimfield Block on hold until I get my daughter’s birthday gift sewn. That last minute request sort of knocked a bunch of things to the side!

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