Tuesday, July 14, 2020

To Do Tuesday for the Week of 07/14/2020

Last week seemed to speed by, our staycation went by in a blur.  The first day back at work was long and hectic.  I was ready to spend some time playing with fabric last night and deciding on what should go on this week's to do list. More on that in a few lines, fist I'd like to celebrate the progress on last week's to do list. 

To Do List for the week of 07/07/2020
Mosaic Mystery:  Finish quilt
Frolic:  Finish lt. blue border, stitch HSTs 
Unity: Step 3, make more Sawtooth Stars 
Storm at Sea: Make a decision on the backing 

With a whole week to play in the sewing room, it was easy to get all four items checked off the list.  Since I'm back to my normal schedule, it may be a bit harder to complete this week's list. 

To Do List for the week of  07/14/2020

Storm at Sea:  Backing - Wash, trim to size, prep for quilting

 This is not the backing originally ordered for the quilt.  The first option was a much darker purple, which probably wouldn't work with all the white in the quilt.  But the real reason for a new backing fabric is that I didn't order enough of the original.  This color blends in well with the colors in the top.  

Frolic: Finish the first black border, stitch HSTs

Frolic, 2019 Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilt

The light blue border is finished.  Next is a skinny black border.  That will be followed by a wider black border with the HSTs and a finally another skinny black border.  Fingers crossed that Frolic will be a finished flimsy by the end of the month.  

Unity:  Keep working on step 3, the Sawtooth Stars

Unity, 2020 Bonnie Hunter Sew-In-Place Quilt Along

Just two more stars needed to finish off another pieced border strip.  This quilt has been slow going, but at least there's been visible progress each week.  

2019 Christmas Mystery Quilt: Pick border fabrics

2019 Christmas Mystery 
designed by Carrie Randall (Quilter's Hideaway)

Now that Mosaic Mystery is completed and off the active project list, that leaves a spot for a new UFO on the "currently in progress" list.  This Christmas Mystery quilt was started last October. The sashing is done, but it still needs the last two borders.  Unfortunately There weren't any notes with the quilt top, so I don't remember what the plan was for the borders.  I definitely want to use what's in the stash, so I'll do some playing in EQ and see what works.   

That's my to do list for this week. Linking up with Home Sewn by Us for To Do Tuesday.  


Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Ohhh The Christmas Quilt comes out!! I love it!! The others are looking all so great!!

AnnieO said...

Borders are simple to sew but such a boring job, aren’t they? Lots of lovely quilt eye candy today. Good wishes for meeting this week’s goals. I hate it when I don’t leave myself notes!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

That's a lot of checkmarks on last week's list, Kate! Glad you figured out the backing for Storm at Sea, and are working on your Christmas quilt again, too!

piecefulwendy said...

Even when staying at home, the time off flies by, doesn't it? Hope you enjoyed yourself anyway. That Christmas quilt is a great one to work on at this time of year. Will be fun to see what you decide for borders.

Roseanne said...

Hi Kate! I love the new header on your website. One of these days I'm going to make a SaS quilt. Woot woot! Look at all those checkmarks for last week. Ooh, that is just the perfect backing for SaS. I can't wait to see how it's quilted. And you've gotten so far on Frolic - you've got to feel great about that coupled with the Unity progress. Good luck with this week's list and thanks for linking up this week. ~smile~ Roseanne

chrisknits said...

Everything is coming together so beautifully! As to your color palette issue, what does it matter? If you love it, go with it. We are all drawn to certain colors, I tend to make a lot with R/W/B, because I love the colors together. Just do what your heart loves and you will be happy. I LOVE that riotous print with all the colors!!