Tuesday, August 4, 2020

To Do Tuesday for Week of 8/4/2020

August got off to a mild start, it was cool enough yesterday to eat our lunch in the park. That's a nice break from eating in my office.  Though that may be on the agenda today as both of our calendars are packed with meetings.  My office to do list won't see much action, but thankfully the sewing to do list is in good shape.  

Weekly To Do List (07/28/2020)
Storm at Sea: Trim backing, prep for quilting - no progress
Frolic: Finish flying geese for borders 
Christmas Mystery: Add borders 
Unity: Make more Sawtooth Stars 

Check marks by three of the four is a good week. It helped that Saturday was a nothing but sewing day. I'm off Thursday and Friday this week, but we have some family plans so I'm not sure how much sewing time I'll have.  I'm going to keep this week's to do list short so I can tackle the to do item I keep putting off.  

Weekly To Do List (08/04/2020)

Storm at Sea: Press, trim, prep for quilting

This is the current state of the backing fabric. It needs to be pressed, trimmed and folded up for shipment.  I really hate this step of the quilting process. So I'm going to fire up my iron this weekend and get this done.  

Frolic: Assemble and add border strips.

The flying geese strips are all sewn together.  I've got the black border strips cut, I just need to sew them to these sections then cut to fit the top and attach.  That always takes longer than I think it should, but hopefully that will be checked off by the end of the week. 

Unity: Finish 8 Sawtooth Stars

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

I'm really looking forward to getting the last of these stars made and attached.  

That's my to do list for the week. Tackling the SAS backing is going to be a chore, but I can't move ahead without getting that done. So if that ends up being all I check off for the week, it will be a good week.  Linking up with To Do Tuesday over at Home Sewn by Us


For the love of geese said...

Good luck on your goals. Pressing backing is not on the top of my list either.

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

good progress on everything

Barbara said...

It’s been hot here too. I’m looking forward to spending a few days at the beach, where it’s cooler. I really dislike making quilt backs too, especially for large quilts. Stay focused on how great it will be to have it back from the quilter, and maybe it will be a little less onerous.

Quilter Kathy said...

I washed 3 backings this weekend in anticipation of finally getting some quilts finished up. I hate pressing them because I just have a standard size ironing board and it takes so long.
Let's just get this nasty job done! LOL

Miaismine said...

You amaze me with all your points - and you didn't even lose any! My quilting is the reverse - I'm lucky to keep one! :) Your flying geese are gorgeous! Very inspiring!

Cheree @ The Morning Latte said...

Always love flying geese :o). Good luck with your goals. Backing isn't a fav for me either but I try to just jump in and make it as soon as I finish the top, before it has a chance to become "I still need to get that backing made..."! I'm able to just load it straight onto the long-arm though so once it's ironed, it goes straight there till I'm ready for the fun to begin!

Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Kate! Oh, you will be SO happy when SaS is all prepped and ready for quilting. Your flying geese look so pretty - ready to fly right on as borders. I hope you can do some fun things on your days off. Thanks so much for linking up today. ~smile~ Roseanne

piecefulwendy said...

Even though it really isn't that difficult, I really dislike prepping backings for quilts. It's just a fussy job and I always drag my feet with them. You've made some good progress this week, and yippee to lunch outdoors!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Look at all those flying geese! Love the bright colors on black! Congratulations on all those checkmarks this week, Kate.

chrisknits said...

As my husband says, plan the work and work the plan, until an immovable object prevents it. LOL! Good luck on your list.

Emily said...

Lunch picnic in a park sounds nice! Love the progress on these, and I am really enjoying the summery look of Unity.

Jennifer said...

Good luck with that backing - the sooner you send it off, the happier you’ll be!