Tuesday, February 23, 2021

To Do Tuesday for 02/23/2021

Hard to believe it's been a week and it's time for a new to do list.  With all the disruption to normal life my sense of time is a bit warped. After four days of working from home, it was getting hard to remember what day of the week it was.  I can't say there was more stitching time last week, but there was enough to check off most of my to do list. 

Weekly To Do List for 02/16/2021

  • Grassy Creek: Assemble rows and pieced borders - progress
  • Morewood Mystery: Continue to assemble Block B's
  • Unity: Make HSTs for clue 6 as leader and ender 

I didn't quite finish off getting Grassy Creek sewn together.  I was going to finish the last of the stitching last night, but the Scientist in Training called for a bit of a catch up as she hadn't called over the weekend due to homework overload. Even so,  two out of three, with significant progress on the third is a really good week. Here's the plan for this week. 

Weekly To Do List for 02/23/2021

Red, White and Blue Stars: Make binding, label, trim quilt, stitch to front. 

Red, White and Blue Stars, self designed

This project showed up in the mail yesterday.  Trudy did a beautiful job with the quilting. I'll show off more of that when I do the final glamour shots.  I'm going to use the red on white print that's in the sashing for the binding.  The plan is to trim the quilt, make the binding, print the label and get the binding sewn to the top of the quilt.  I'll probably be able to start hand stitching it to the back, but even though this is a small lap quilt, I'm not going to get that finished this week. 

Grassy Creek: Finish assembling top, decide on borders

Grassy Greek, the 2020 Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilt

All that is left is to sew the bottom pieced border to the top.  Adding borders comes next.  I've not made up my mind on what those borders will be at this point. I need to play in EQ a bit more to see what I can work out.  But I'm close to having a finished quilt top. 

Morewood Mystery: Continue assembling Block B's

Morewood Mystery by Cheryl of Meadow Mist Designs

I'm just about half way done with the Block B's.  RWB Stars and Grassy Creek are the priority projects for now, so there probably won't be a lot of progress on these blocks, but the goal is to just keep it moving.  Once Grassy Creek is off to be quilted, Morewood is my next focus project.  

Unity: Continue to make HSTs for step 6 as leaders and enders

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

Only three blocks for the second border strip are finished. I've got a lot of HSTs still to make to finish off the remaining three border strips. I've got a nice pile of HSTs to make blocks with now, so maybe the block assembly will speed up a bit. Still this is my leader and ender project, so just keeping it moving is the goal.  

That's the list for this week. I'm close to a finished project and a finished quilt top, with good progress on two other projects. So not a bad year so far.  Linking up with Chris Knits for this week's Tuesday to Do.  Good luck with your list for the week.  


Juliana said...

Today for the first time, I noticed the little white flowers on the blue fabric in your Morewood Mystery quilt. It's strange, but seeing those flowers changed the whole quilt for me LOL. They are so pretty in this very geometric quilt--a perfect touch!

Barbara said...

Seeing that red fabric close up on the star quilt, I can see how pretty it is. Looks yummy. Can’t wait to see the finish.

Sara said...

Lots of progress AND getting a good long conversation with the SIT. Good for you! It's always exciting to get a quilt back from the quilter and unfold it to see what magic they've waved over it. I currently have 3 in the hands of a quilter and can't wait to get them back.

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Great progress! and of course talking to the kid ranks the highest!!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I'm looking forward to seeing the glamour shors of R, W, and B stars. Love the close-up of the red border - so pretty. Grassy Creek is moving along, too. I always like the way you set the goal of just to move a project forward in some way.

Ivani said...

Great progress, Kate!!
Good luck for this week.

Marti said...

I love the two reds together on the teaser photo you showed. Now I'm wondering if that is the front or the back. You got a lot done this week and going back to the office on top of it. I hope everything is going smoothly there this week. I've talked to a lot of people who were home all last week who went back to malfunctioning equipment from all the rolling blackouts.

chrisknits said...

Hey Kathy, looks like a finished quilt is in your future! Hooray! Good luck with your list this week! Thanks for linking up to To-Do!

Frédérique - Quilting Patchwork Appliqué said...

Great week, great progress!

Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Kate! I thought it was just me that throwing in a few working from home days really messes with my head. What day is it? What's my name? Where am I?! I love my job but it is so much easier to do in the actual office. I hate to even say that - I thought I would love working from home but I miss my work people! Great job on your list. It's so nice to see your projects moving forward. Binding being added is a very near finish - can't wait to see. ~smile~ Roseanne

piecefulwendy said...

You make really good progress each week, even with your workdays! All of the projects are looking so good!

Sharon - IN said...

Pretty piecing! Hope you do post those Glam shots!

dq said...

Yay! Getting a quilt back in the mail is like Christmas!

I am loving your Morewood Mystery. The diagonal lines are pretty. The row with the pink tulip shaped flowers really add so much!