Tuesday, December 22, 2020

To Do Tuesday for the Week of 12/22/2020

It's that time of year where the days just seem to fly by.  I've been on vacation since last Friday, but I still have to check my work email and deal with any problems that come up. I've been trying to keep that to a minimum.  We've been hanging out, going for walks (the weather has been really nice for December) and I've been stitching a bit.  Not as much as I had planned, but I'm getting in a few hours each day.  There was good progress on last week's To Do List. 

  • Frolic: Finish stitching down the binding
  • Morewood Mystery: Continue to work on the Dec. clue 
  • Grassy Creek:  Start clues 3 and 4 - progress
  • Unity: Finish step 5 - progress
Only half the list is checked off, but there was good progress on the entire list. One of those checks was a finish, so it really was a good week. With Christmas just a few days away, there won't be as much time for stitching this week, so I'm going to pare down the To Do List a bit. 

Daisy Chain: Make binding and trim quilt

Daisy Chain Mystery, 2019 Little Bunny Quilts Mystery
by Alison of Honey, Bunny & Doll Designs

Daisy Chain showed up in the mail a full 10 days after Trudy had mailed it back. I was beginning to wonder if I'd ever see it again. The quilting looks great.  I'm going to bind it in the same black that's in the last border.  But first I need to make the binding and trim up the quilt.  If I can get that done this week, then hopefully I'll have time to stitch on the binding and do all the hand stitching before the end of the year.  So Daisy Chain will either be my last finish for 2020 (#7) or my first finish of 2021. 

Unity: Finish Step 5, Start Step 6 and 7

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

The bottom border is all stitched together, it just needs to be stitched to the rest of the quilt.  That should get done today.  Step 6 is making a bunch of HSTs and Step 7 is making the block for the final full round. I'm not making the same block that Bonnie used for round 6, so I won't need as many HSTs, so hopefully the blocks will go together faster.    

Grassy Creek:  Start clues 4 and 5, keep working on previous clues

Grassy Greek, the 2020 Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilt

I'm not doing a great job of keeping up with Grassy Creek.  I'm only making half the blocks to start. Even with that, I'm way, way behind.  I made a start on clue 3, but didn't even print out clue 4.  Hopefully, I'll have more stitching time after the holiday and I can make better progress.  

That's my To Do List for the next few days.  I may get done more than I think, but we'll see. Linking up with Roseanne and Sue for To Do Tuesday

Have a very happy holiday season! 


Rebecca Grace said...

Your mystery quilts are fabulous! Each one of those Bonnie Hunter projects looks to be such a massive undertaking. Very impressive!

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

Bonnie's quilts involve so much that I have only made one of them, I am saving instructions but do not know if I will make it until I see someone finish theirs and then I will know if I want to. Enjoy your vacation but it doesn't seem like much of a vacation if you still have to check work email and solve problems!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

A little bit of sewing each day makes it a good day, I think! (But so do walks and time with your family!) Hooray for Daisy Chain being close to a finish and progress on Unity, too. Have a wonderful Christmas, Kate!

Cheree @ The Morning Latte said...

The unity quilt looks great!! I finally just downloaded all of Bonnie's latest and decided I'll start it after the holidays. I might get some fabrics pulled if I need a "fix" but that's probs as much as I'll get done till next year. Will be my first of hers. They seem to be a big undertaking! IMO, you've done great so far!

Sara said...

We've had unseasonably warm weather for December too. No snow at all, but we might see a flurry tomorrow. Hope you get LOTS of time to do exactly what you want over the next few days - stitching or other things.

For the love of geese said...

Your quilt is so pretty, will make the perfect spring bed quilt or throw.

piecefulwendy said...

Unity is looking really good - you've chosen such pretty fabrics for it. Yay for keeping up!

Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Kate! Wow - 10 shipping days. I would have been worried sick, too. I don't think I remember Daisy Chain, or at least not by the corner picture you've shared. A black binding will be just perfect and I love a good hand stitching project. I love how Unity is turning out, and that the flying geese are just at the top and bottom. And Grassy Creek isn't going anywhere - you can catch up when you're in the mood! I wish you and your family a very Happy Holidays. Thank you for linking up this week. {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne

Jennifer said...

I am so glad your quilt made it back to you! Hope you find plenty of time for family activities and sewing this weekend!

Katie Z. said...

I love, love, love your unity quilt.