Tuesday, July 21, 2020

To Do Tuesday for the Week of 7/21/2020

It's been warm, but thankfully the humidity isn't as bad as it was.  Still you really don't want to be outside much unless it's early or the sun has gone down.  You'd think getting in more stitching time would be easier, but the heat just seems to sap the energy right out of me.  Of course it would help if we'd get home a bit earlier. We both were playing catch up at work this last week after our staycation the week before.  In spite of the lack of energy and time, there was good progress on last week's To Do list. 

Weekly To Do List For 07/14/2020
Frolic: Finish first black border, stitch HSTs
Unity: Step 3, make more Sawtooth Stars 
Storm at Sea: Wash backing, prep for quilting - progress
Christmas Mystery:  Pick borders 

Check marks on three out of the four isn't bad. I did get the backing for SAS washed, I just didn't get it pressed and trimmed.  It will go back on the to do list for this week.  

Weekly To Do List for 07/21/2020

Storm at Sea: Press, trim and de-thread backing

Frolic: Finish flying geese for border

Only 2 more of the red voilet HSTs to stitch together, but there are still a few more blue HSTs to finish making as well as a good pile of flying geese to stitch up.  

Christmas Mystery Quilt - Add borders

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

I really tried to work with what was in the stash, but didn't love any of the combinations.  A quick trip to the local quilt shop netted me the poinsettia fabric, which has multiple reds and greens which work well with the sashing and the blocks.  I'll use up some stash in the backing.  

Unity: Step 3, make more Sawtooth Stars

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

There are finally enough stars to stitch together the bottom border.  That should get done this week.  Just 20 more are needed to finish off the side borders. At some point I'll bump this project up to the top of my to do list and really focus on getting it finished. For now, it makes a nice leader and ender project while I'm finishing off the borders on projects that are farther along.  

That's my plan for the next week. You can see more to do's over at Home Sewn by Us To Do Tuesday.  


Barbara said...

Its all looking great. Love that poinsettia fabric.

chrisknits said...

Oh, I love the border for the Christmas quilt! Hope your energy returns!!

Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Kate! I just LOVE those star blocks for Unity. That green along with the gold and black - those colors and fabrics just play so well together. I'd say three out of four checkmarks are pretty darn good. It's hard getting back into work after a staycation, isn't it?! I have a week off coming up in August and I truly can't wait! Thanks for linking up this week. ~smile~ Roseanne

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