Tuesday, January 14, 2020

To Do Tuesday: #2 for 2020

Usually the first month of the year seems to pass by slowly. That's not been the case this year, the month is speeding by, tomorrow is mid month already.  But even with the quickly passing days, the to do list fared pretty well.  

Weekly To Do List (01/07/2020)
1.  Twinkly Stars - Find and piece backing
2. Frolic - Finish Clue 3, progress on Clue 4,5, 6 and 7, Start Clue 8  - progress
3. Mosaic Mystery - Start assembling rows as leaders and enders 

Last week ended with check marks on two of the three items, and good progress on the third.  So it was a productive week. Keeping the to do list short and focused is paying off. 

So what's the plan for this week?   

Weekly To Do List (01/14/2020)
1. Clean off loose threads from Twinkle Stars and backing, press and package for shipment. Not one of my favorite quilting activities, so I tend to stall on this step.  

2.  Frolic - Finish Clue 3 and 5, progress on 4, 6, 7 and 8, start clue 9. 

Hopefully I can finally finish off all those HSTs for clue 3 and clue 5.  I'm over half way there on both clues.  

3.  Winter Quilt Along - Measure quilt and find a backing fabric.  

There's about 4 yards left of this fabric after making the backing for Twinkle Stars. I'm hoping there's enough left to use on this quilt.

That's my plan for this second full week of January.  Linking up with Home Sewn by Us for To Do Tuesday.   


Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

looks like you have plenty to do this week

Denise said...

Congrats on marking off 2/3 of your goals. Good luck on the new list.

chrisknits said...

It was a good week! And yay for having backing fabric that will help move those quilts to finished!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

You were smart to buy plenty of that backing fabric! I love when there's enough for two quilts. It does look like that would be a good backing for your Frolic colors.

Barbara said...

I love all the color in your Frolic blocks. I'm looking forward to seeing this come together.

Linda in Arkansas said...

I sort of have to laugh that you are still working on clue 3 and 5. SO MANY HST! hahaha I don't really mind those. Although each clue takes up most of my weekend and sometime my weeknights. Yeah, I agree about trimming up the threads. I stall a bit on that stage too.

Marti said...

This month has been flying by for me too. I can't believe it's already the middle of the month. I think I'm as excited to see your Twinkle Stars finished as you are!

Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Kate! Oh yes, that is not my favorite part of the quilting process - trimming threads, etc. I have an issue with burying threads, too. If I don't do it right away, I often miss them and then all of a sudden there's a random thread to bury after washing. But this is such a fabulous project - it needs to be moved along so that we can all enjoy the finished photos! Ooh-la-la, Mum's Garden is pretty. I love those colors together and the pattern, too. Here's to a good week ahead filled with finished HSTs, trimmed threads and having a backing. Thanks for linking up! ~smile~ Roseanne

Kathryn T said...

I hate cleaning off threads from the back and I am a bit lazy on it! I have been following the frolic mystery quilt along but not doing it. Will be interesting to see how it all works out. Kathryn Quilts

Caryl @ cinnamon holiday workshop said...

I like your Frolic blocks. I am slowly working on Frolic also!

Jennifer said...

Great progress and hope you do well on this week’s goals.