Tuesday, September 15, 2020

To Do Tuesday for the Week of 9/15/2020

 It seems that all I did was blink and it's already the middle of September. The year always seems to speed up as it goes along.  Even though it seems like last week passed at warp speed, the To Do List got done.  

Weekly To Do List for 09/08/2020

  • Frolic: Piece backing
  • Morewood Mystery: Continue making clue 3 blocks
  • Unity: Continue making HSTs and clue 4 blocks
  • 2019 Christmas Mystery: Prep back for quilting

After almost a year of making To Do Lists, I've learned that for some projects the goal is to just keep it moving. In that case, I don't need to write the to do item as it has to be finished, just that I'm going to work on it during the week.  It's a lot more satisfying to check off that I did work on it then stress that the step isn't done.  

So what's the plan for this week? 

Weekly To Do List for 09/15/2020

2019 Christmas Mystery: Prep top for quilting

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

I'm not dreading pressing and dethreading this quilt as much as I did Storm at Sea. For one it's a much smaller quilt and second, the main fabrics don't ravel as much as some of the fabrics used in SAS.  This shouldn't take more than a couple of hours versus the couple of days it took for SAS.  I'd like to have the Christmas Mystery quilt ready to ship out for quilting as soon as SAS is ready to be shipped back.  That should be possible. 

Morewood Mystery:  Keep stitching on clue 3 blocks

Morewood Mystery by Meadow Mist Designs

Clue 3 includes two sizes of HSTs. I finished the larger blue HSTs over the weekend. I'm about half way finished with the smaller violet HSTs.  I till have almost two weeks to finish these off before the next clue comes out. That's definitely doable.  

Unity: Continue making HSTs and blocks for clue 4

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

The second border strip is all pieced, but it needs to be sewn to the top.  That should happen this week. Just two more border strips to make to finish off step 4.  

Red, White and Blue Stars:  Find red&white sashing fabric

Red, White and Blue Stars: Setting self designed

RWB Stars is my oldest UFO.  The blocks were started as part of class on constructing Lone Star blocks that I took way back in 2005.  I finished making all the blocks in July of 2018, but I couldn't decide on a layout.  What's pictured is my last stab at a layout. I'll probably play with a few options on the corner stones and borders, but the sashing will definitely be the blue with a red/white print.  I've purchased the red on white print fabric, but need to locate it in the fabric stash. Hopefully I'll have better luck locating this fabric than I did locating the wide backing I'd already purchased for Storm at Sea.  It would nice to get this project to finished flimsy by the end of the year. I think that's doable. To get it completely finished may be pushing it a bit as there are 4 other quilts in front of it. 

That is the plan for this week.  Linking up with Roseanne at Home Sewn by Us for To Do Tuesday


Home Sewn By Us said...

Good morning, Kate! OHHHHHH! That fabric you've chosen for Morewood is just gorgeous. The depth and range of tones in the pieces you've shared is just fab. It couples so nicely with the white-on-white swirly fabric, too. Unity is advancing along nicely, too. Finally, your layout for the r/w/b UFO looks great to me. I really like the cornerstone with the three strips leading up to it. In spite of the colors, the stars look like poinsettias to me. Maybe I just have Christmas on my mind today. Thanks for linking up this week! ~smile~ Roseanne

Michele McLaughlin said...

Such pretty projects! Love the layout for the red, white, and blue quilt! Have a great week!

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Love watching the progress on your projects! that red white and blue one is a stunner!

piecefulwendy said...

I have to agree, your Morewood fabrics are lovely! Always fun to see your progress each week. You have so many pretty quilts, and large ones, that you are finishing. Yay for the finish of your oldest UFO; I'm confident you'll make that goal!

Cheree @ The Morning Latte said...

The unity quilt is really coming along. I love the latest border!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Congrats on checking everything off last week's list, Kate! Best of luck for an equally successful week next week.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Making a plan to move projects ahead little by little always works best for me, too. I think you've been making great progress on each of your projects each week! I like your layout plan for the r, w, and b stars.

MissPat said...

I really like the RWB UFO. Different color palette than usual, but fits the theme.

dq said...

The Morewood mystery fabrics are so rich and beautiful. No matter what the mystery pattern is, the quilt will be breathtaking!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Boy I need to make a bigger check list. Everything is looking good!

Jennifer said...

Wow, first those blues, and now the pinks/violets - wow, I can tell already I am going to love your mystery quilt!