Tuesday, September 29, 2020

To Do Tuesday for 9/29/2020

Checking off my to do list at work took priority this last week.  End of year reviews are coming up, so it's time to finish off what's left of the 2020 goals.  Not much different with what I'm doing with my 2020 quilting ambitions.  Even though there were some long work days last week, I still managed to check off all the items on last week's to do list. 

  • Red, White and Blue Stars: Decide on sashing fabric
  • Morewood Mystery: Finish September clue blocks
  • Unity: Make HSTs and blocks for step 4
  • 2019 Christmas Mystery: Mail out for quilting

I've completed my to do lists for the last four weeks.  So am I not being ambitious enough? Should there be so much on the list that I don't get it all done each week? Would that be more motivating?  It does feel really good to get my list checked off each week and I'm making good progress on my UFO list. Since there is so much going on at work right now, I'm going to stick to just four to dos for this next week.  No point adding to the stress levels.  Here's the plan for next week. 

Red, White and Blue Stars:  Start sashing the blocks.  

After much dithering and seeking input from the family and blog visitors, I ended up choosing the original red and white print I started with. 

With the sashing finally decided, I needed to finalize the setting.

The final sticking point was the color of the corner stones, red or blue.  I'm hoping there is enough of the dark blue to finish this setting, if not it will red corner stones. Both work, the blue corner stones just tone down the red sashing a bit. 

Morewood Mystery: Start October clue

Based on the cutting instructions, we are finished with the dark blue (B), but there are still a pile of the violet (A) squares.  So October's clue should use C or D.  

Storm at Sea: Trim quilt, make and attach binding to front of quilt 

First I have to pick up the quilt at the post office. That will hopefully happen today at lunch.  The label is ready, I just need to print it off on fabric so it's ready to attach with the binding.  

Unity: Make HSTs and Blocks for Step 4.  

Still need to finish off the top and bottom borders for round 4.  I'm not anywhere close to having that done. But there should be more progress on that this week.  

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


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

the quilt design looks great

Home Sewn By Us said...

Good morning, Kate! I think your choice for the r/w/b Star project looks great. I also really like the blue cornerstones. I wonder, if you don't have enough fabric if you could use a few of the low-volume white fabrics for some cornerstones, too? Ooh, can't wait to see SaS all complete - I've been enjoying it on the header of your website. Good luck with your list this week. I lean toward the side of making my list too light - I don't like not completing the list, but you do what works for you! Thanks for linking up today. ~smile~ Roseanne

chrisknits said...

With the sashing question off you mind you are going to fly getting that top done. I agree, just keep your list doable, I definitely put too much on mine. LOL!

Barbara said...

Your mock-up looks good for the stars. I like that fabric you decided on.

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

its a good to do list!! and yay for the ta dones! I am kinda all about the no stress - so just put what is the most important to finish and keep adding? I really like your rwb quilt!!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

You obviously have a doable list and work ethic - don't change it. The key was when you said you "were happy" to see those check offs. Staying happy with your work if the key.

Sara said...

Love, love, love your plan for the red/white/blue stars quilt. That will be amazing! Your Storm at Sea quilt has such pretty colors!!

I'm still holding off on doing anything more on my Unity quilt. I just can't decide how I want to proceed after that second round. I will need to collect more fabric of the colors I chose if I'm going to make it any bigger. Plus I kind of like it the size it is now - as a wall hanging.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Nice job checking items off your list, Kate! Best of luck working through this week's tasks.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I go for the doable list that is manageable, and not too overwhelming! Quilting is supposed to be fun! I love the sashing for the stars quilt - it's going to be gorgeous.

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

Your RW&B quilt is really a beauty! I love the way you will break up the border and the blue cornerstones really make the quilt pop! Hugs