Sunday, December 4, 2022

December 5, 2022 Sew & Tell and Weekly To-Do

I have plenty to show this week... Last week's To-Do list seemed like a lofty goal, but thanks to fewer interruptions, appointments and illness I had plenty of time in the studio...

✔ Dresden Quilt is together and has one border on it.  Woohoo!  I am waiting on an order of fabric for a second border and the binding to arrive and will be picking up the backing fabric Wednesday while at the final Pieces From the Past class.

BTW, Patchwork Phoenix is having a year-end blow out sale... check them out!  50% off most fabrics.

Here's a closer shot of a few squares in this quilt.  I chose to use a hexie at the center of the plates...


✔ Paperdoll Quilts - DONE!

I love how these turned out.  Each one is table runner size and has a pocket on the back to hold all of the clothes.  

Beatitude Bears panels were used on each side of the doll blocks and for the storage pocket.

✔ Pillow and covers to match Hanna's first year quilt - DONE!  A cute pair (or two) of pajamas will accompany this gift.  Afterall, she is only 18 months and since she is the youngest there are no toys or additional things needed... their family of 6 is already bursting at the seams in their house. 👀  

❧ The gift tag will be her Baby's First Christmas ornament that was overlooked last year. Oops...  

❧ I will return to the Dresden Quilt on Thursday... after getting all of my ducks in row and necessary supplies in hand.  I have my fingers crossed I can get it done and to my brother to send off as a gift for the intended recipient.

❧ The final block of the Pieces in the Garden Row Quilt will be published on Thursday... have you linked up your Broken Dish blocks yet???  Let's see them!  These blocks are super-fast, just a few half-square triangles make up each block and you only need to make 12 of them to link up for a chance to win a spectacular tea selection from Cornerstone Tea Company

Which brings me to last week's Sew & Tell features... Patricia over at Faith, Trust and Breast Cancer has been working on getting her Broken Dishes blocks ready to link up...

And Michelle was on a binding bender with several quilts that were ready for the final finishing step.  Here is the Critter Quilt intended for her granddaughter...

Now it is your turn!  Show us all what you have been busy doing...

Keep Piecing!


Linking with:

Design Wall Monday at Small Quilts and Doll Quilts
Monday Musings at Songbird Designs
This & That at Days Filled with Joy
To Do Tuesday at Texas Quilt Gal
Mid-week Makers at Quilt Fabrication
Wednesday Wait Loss at The Inquiring Quilter



  1. Don’t you just weeks when we can sew? Nice touch with the hexie centers! Yes, the Paperdoll Quilts came out lovely! Such cute pillow covers! Nice job! Oooops. Need to linkup my Broken Dishes blocks! Thank you for featuring my Broken Dishes blocks!

  2. Melva you had such a busy week and so many projects moved along. Love those broken dishes blocks.

  3. Melva you had such a busy week. Love those broken dishes blocks

  4. I think the paper doll quilts are awesome!! The dresden quilt is coming along nicely too.

  5. Hi Melva, I really love those paper doll quilts. The hexies in the middle of your Dresden blocks look great. Thanks for the party!

  6. The paper doll quilts are adorable! And thanks so much for the feature. Made my day! Thanks for the tip on Patchwork Phoenix. Off to take a look!

  7. What wonderful projects. I like the hexagon middle instead of the circle. The paper dolls are so cute, too. Thanks for sharing people's progress.

  8. Wow, You are moving right along on the Dresden plate quilt. It is looking fabulous. You have been awful busy with lots of fun projects. The paper doll quilt is as cute as a button. Have a great week.

  9. I love the gorgeous things you have to show us. This doesn't happen often, but I love the darker fabric in the broken dish block - I had made myself a vest from it, and used the scraps in an untold number of quilts.I used it as a clump of flowers in a mulched bed on a wall quilt for myself.

  10. I’ve ordered 17 yards of fabric from Patchwork Phoenix. Thank you! Those sales are amazing.


  11. Hi Melva! Your paper doll quilt project has been a long favorite of mine. I love seeing the update on it and what fabric you chose for the backing. Beatitude Bears - so cute and perfect. {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne

  12. Love how you used the tablecloth in your Dresden Plate quilt! So clever and so are your Paper Doll quilts. What fun the children will have with them! Thanks for sharing on my weekly show and tell, Wednesday Wait Loss.

  13. Good job on moving projects along to the finish line. I think I have some if that paper doll fabric too. Your paper doll project turned out very cute! Hugs Judy

  14. Your Dresden Quilt is looking beautiful, and I LOVE the paperdoll quilt! You are on a roll Melva. :D Thank you for sharing with us at To Do Tuesday!

  15. You got a lot done! I love your dresden quilt.. so pretty... I hope I can join in on your sew and tell next week... I should get some time in the sewing room this week! Thanks for joining in on Monday This and That! xx