Tuesday, July 7, 2020

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

I've been enjoying a staycation with My Guy.  I did have to work a bit yesterday and will need to put in a couple of hours today, but that should be it for the week. Though I will need to check email here and there.  We were off visiting the Scientist in Training over the weekend, but I did get in a really good afternoon of stitching time yesterday. Good enough finish checking off all the items on last week's To Do List. 

Weekly To Do List for 06/30/2020
Frolic:  Trim, start on light blue border
Unity:  Step 3, make more Sawtooth Stars 
Mosaic Mystery: Finish and press binding 

It helps that I kept the list pretty simple. Still it feels good to see a check mark at the end of each line. 

So what's the plan for my staycation week?  

Weekly To Do List for 07/06/2020

Mosaic Mystery: Finish binding quilt

I've started stitching the binding to the front of the quilt. That won't take much longer to finish. Hopefully I can finish all the hand stitching to the back before next Tuesday.  

Frolic:  Finish lt. blue border, stitch together HSTs

Frolic, 2019 Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilt

Frolic is all trimmed up, ready for the first light blue border. 

The border strips are all cut, now they just need to be assembled and cut to size.  Sewing the HSTs together is the current leaders and enders project. 

Unity:  Step 3, continue to make Sawtooth Stars

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

One pieced border for step 3 is done and attached.  I'm hoping to finish enough stars this week to finish off another pieced border strip. 

Storm at Sea:  Make a decision on the backing

My receipts show that I did indeed order a backing last year. I've not found it yet.  But looking on line at what I ordered, it may be too dark to use for quilt back.  It sure looks a lot darker than I remember ordering.  So I'll look for it this week.  But I may decide to piece a back out of something else or order a lighter extra wide fabric to use as the backing.  

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


Michele McLaughlin said...

I love your projects! The colors on the frolic one are so appealing! Have a wonderful day!

Barbara said...

I’ve ordered fabric as backs and then lost track of them before too. Also, I’ve cut binding strips, and then forgotten and cut more. Drives me crazy when I do something like that. Your quilts all look great. I’m especially fond of the colors in Frolic.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Congratulations on all those checkmarks from last week's list, Kate! I'm excited to see your Mosaic Mystery finish!

piecefulwendy said...

All those happy checkmarks! Glad you had some fun last week, spending time with your family. Our daughter came home (she's so close now) and it was nice to have us all together once again. Hope you find that backing you ordered. If it doesn't work for Storm at Sea, it will probably work for another quilt, right?!

DawnyK said...

Well done to have all those check marks! Looks like a fun staycation week! I'm playing along with staycation sewing also!

Roseanne said...

Hi Kate! You had a fabulous week with all those red checkmarks. And a staycation is nice, too. It sounds like you're able to enjoy some time with DH and SiT. I'm back at home this week which I'm thankful for. It's SO darn HOT - it would be awful climbing in a car at the end of the day that has been sitting in the sun for hours. Good luck with this week's list and thanks for linking up this week. ~smile~ Roseanne

chrisknits said...

Enjoy the rest of your Staycation. All the time to sew and check things off the list is lovely.

AnnieO said...

Although I am sick of being at home, a staycation sounds good.

Congrats on all your sewing room progress! I like those check marks too.

Sorry your backing went missing, maybe you used it on something else...

Love your new blog header photo.

Bonnie said...

Yea for finishing all of last week's list. And, enjoy your staycation working on this week's list. I try to buy wide backs planning to use it for two different quilts. I often find I haven't bought enough to do the two quilts I've planned. On the other hand, then I have a lot of fabric I can use at some point! Hope you find your backing....

dq said...

It is not fun to think you have a backing and then either decide you cannot find it or it just wasn't what you wanted. These projects of ours take so much time that things can get lost. We all have our own systems that work though.

How exciting that you should have a lovely complete finish this week! Good luck!

Frédérique said...

Great progress on your projects, all so beautiful! I love them.

Quilter Kathy said...

You are making great progress during your staycation!