Monday, February 18, 2019

Weekend Stitching: What's Next, The Down Side of Multi-Tasking

We talked with the Scientist in Training last night.  She said she was really sad at how fast Sunday came this week.  The semester is going so fast, but yet the weeks seem to drag.  Yep, that's how I'm feeling about this winter.  Half way through February, but boy getting from Monday to Friday at work has been a chore!  

It was nice to spend some quality time in the sewing room over the weekend.  By Sunday though, I realized it was time to stop and take stock of what each project needed to keep moving it towards a finish. 

First up was Inverted Star.  The SIT finally wrote a message for the label.  So that got printed up, rinsed and laid out to dry.  So it should be ready to use today.  Next step was to figure out what to use for the binding. 

Since the quilt is for on of the SITs buddies, I let her choose.  She went with the darker blue. 

The binding strips are all cut and I've started sewing them together.  

The Christmas Mystery quilt finally made it to the post office last week (between work and the weather, that wasn't an easy task). Trudy is now contemplating how to quilt it.  I need to finish the label, so it's ready to go when the quilt comes back in another week or so.  

The last round of borders is going on Christmas Angels. The quilt has gotten too big to photograph on the design wall so no photos.  Just two more strips and it will be a finished flimsy.  So it's time to raid the stash for a backing fabric.  

The stack of Good Fortune blocks is growing.

Good Fortune, 2018 Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilt

I was contemplating changing the layout to a 5 x 7 block setting with sashing to help the black blend in.  If I do that, the border blocks which have already been made won't fit right.  I don't have enough blocks for the 5 X 7 setting, so for now I'll make enough blocks for that setting and then reassess.  I really need to play with the potential borders in EQ so I know how many blocks to make and where I'm going with this project so it doesn't stall.  

Next up was to figure out where I'm going with On Ringo Lake, my leaders and enders project.  

On Ringo Lake
Bonnie Hunter 2017 Mystery Quilt

I've got 22 blocks finished.  I need 32 for my on point layout.  I have all the nine patches needed for the centers, but need more flying geese and HSTs.  I need to cut the fabric to finish those remaining 10 blocks.  I also still need to make all the sashing pieces too.  There was a stack of black squares that had been cut to the wrong size for the flying geese.  Those were trimmed up to use on the sashing strips.  I'll stitch on the sashing pieces till I get a chance to cut a bit more fabric to finish the blocks. 

Hopefully if I stick to my new to do list, there will be a couple of finishes to celebrate soon.  Linking up with:

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Alison V. said...

Hooray for progress on a lot of projects! I am so excited to see Inverted Stars finished. I'm in the same place right now -- making a little progress on a bunch of different things! :D

Barbara said...

I’m with Allison...excited to see the Inverted Stars finished. You have a lot of pretty projects in the works. You must be Trudy’s favorite quilter with all the work you put into readying your quilts for her to work on.

Bonnie said...

Your stars quilt looks great. I like the fact you have several projects going AND you have decided how to move forward on them. I might need to do that to keep myself focused. Hope to see a finish soon.

Judy D in WA said...

You are just moving right along on everything and everything looks great! Progress reports are a great idea.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Sounds like you're moving along lots of projects that are in different stages! That's always a good feeling. Lucky buddy of your SIT who will be getting Inverted Star - it's such a beautiful quilt!

Marti said...

I like the way everything is coming along. It looks like last year's work is all coming to finish. I just love those bright and cheery stars and can't wait to see that finished quilt. It's good to take stock once in a while.

chrisknits said...

You are making such great progress on everything! Can't wait to see the finishes.

Quilting Gail said...

Ah ... progress is wonderful!!! Well done!
Happy Quilting! :-)

seabreezequilts said...

So many pretty blocks. I have my machine set up to quilt so I am not doing much machine stitching lately everything is slow stitching but that's ok by me. Trying to decide if I want to make another BOM this year or give it a rest. I have a design started in EQ but I don't know if I want to put myself under the pressure.... will stew on it some more.

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Such great progress! and I am so with SIT - I am starting to not like sunday nights - my monday is encroaching on my weekends!!

Emily said...

Lots of progress on lots of fronts!! I agree with the weeks dragging and the weekend flying! I really like your colors for the current Bonnie Hunter mystery. Especially that deep purple!