April Monthly To-Do List Linky Party!

Pigtails and Quilts is having a Linky Party about our April-to-do-lists! I really like this idea, even if it is to keep myself in line and not start anything new before the old WIP’s are finished. ( πŸ˜‰ I have to admit that this is very unlikely, though! )

So here are my plans for the month of April:

1. Start and finish a little pillow case for a dear friend who celebrates her birthday this weekend. I have the fabric already sorted and a paper piecing pattern in mind. Start signal will go off tonight and finish will be on Saturday afternoon. ( No rush, right? πŸ˜‰ )

2. Add another border and than add binding on the pink baby quilt.

3. Do something else with the bow(s) in pink. (Little pillow maybe for the baby room?) Yes, we have changed our plans, my mother and I, and so the bow is not going in the baby quilt.

4. Work on a new paper pattern called Blurry. I am halfway through this one. I will have to find some testers in a week and a half or so. Do another test block of this myself. (Maybe turn that into a gift for another friend, later.)

5. Start work on a memorial quilt with a group of ladies.

6. Work a secret project!

MAYBE 7. Finish the FMQ on the charity quilt and than add binding.

MAYBE 8. Unpick the FMQ on a large piece of four bows. (Grrr, a lot of work!) Disassemble the parts, fix the mistake in the paper piecing, than reFMQ and make the whole thing into a real pillow. I just wish I had discovered the mistake sooner….

MAYBE 9. Make four more of blocks of “Jewel”. Make a quilt top out of them, FMQ, bind, and than hang the whole thing up in my bedroom.

Ahum…. that is a lot of WIP’s, so “Let’s get started!”

I am off to buy some new batting! See you later!

Esther

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18 thoughts on “April Monthly To-Do List Linky Party!

    • Hi Ann,
      It is exhausting even to think about it! LOL!!!
      I have got some new batting, all fresh frim the store! Now I only have to decide which paper piecing pattern I will use for project number 1… Something flowery but also starry….

  1. You have so much beautiful stuff going on that is sounds exhausting! I can’t even imagine how frustrating picking out FQM would be. Best of luck with it all!

    • Hi Sabrina! Thank you for your visit! The unpicking is the worst job ever! I really really hate it 😦 i have debated to redo the blocks, but than I wouldn’t have this “free” pratice at unpicking right? LOL

  2. Hi Esther:

    WOW… too many projects. Just push the “unpicking” project in a closet somewhere .. save it for next winter ..because you have enough work-in-progress items to last you for a while. Are you sure you can take a two week break from quilting?
    Annie

    • Two week break… I don’t know. I might take up some hand sewing… MAYBE  ha ha! I know I can just as easily loose myself in a good book. I am looking forward to my trip!

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      • And there is so much other cool stuff to do on a vacation! Like drinking “Ice Cold Coke in the Car”, right Annie? Looking forward to just being around you two!

    • Hi Gina,
      Yes I might have been a bit ambitious with this list… and I even forgot to add an important other WIP. OOPS! I will be busy! LOL!!!
      Thank you for visiting my blog!
      Esther

    • Hi Thearica! What a beautiful name you have! I have never heard it before.
      Wow, I inspire others? πŸ™‚ I started out writing this blog with just that in mind. Never thought I would succeed this quickly…. does that mean I can stop blogging now??? LOL! Nah!… like doing this too much! πŸ™‚
      Esther

  3. Love your list. I usually put a little more than I expect to finish, so I don’t get that “well, *now* what?” moment if I do finish it all in the month. My aim is to see how far I get, not to expect myself to finish every item. πŸ™‚ The baby quilt is super sweet – love that bow & look forward to seeing what you do with it. *Love* the jewels project. πŸ˜€

    • Hi Lynette!
      I might have done the same thing: putting a lot on the to-do-list so I don’t “run out of” projects. LOL!!! I really have no clue if this list is feasible or not. This is my first time making such a list. The last few months I have just been “winging it”, as they say. Thank you for your compliment on the baby quilt and the “jewel” project. Of course I will post pictures of each of these! So keep a look out for these in the next few weeks!
      Esther

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  5. That little pink baby quilt is adorable. The little border with swags (is that what they’re called?) and pink flowers is the perfect touch! I’m impressed with your goals for April. Best wishes to get them all done!

    • Thank you Nancy! Yes I think that shape is called swag. I use the word guirlande, but that is French I believe. I have worked on that particular quilt with the swags today. Pictures are on my blog!
      Hope to see you again soon!
      Esther

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