Tuesday, February 16, 2021

To Do Tuesday for 2/16/2021

It snowed more yesterday and stayed really cold. Pretty much the same as the rest of the midwest. We've been lucky so far to avoid the rolling black outs that have affected large areas of Texas. Offices are closed again today, so it will be another virtual office day.  I suspect the rolling black outs have more to do with the office closure then the state of the roads. 

Moving on to the the stitching stuff. It's time review last week's to do list and decide what's on this week's.  Chris of Chris Knits and Sews is taking over the hosting duties for the regular link up.  Thank you Chris.  And a big thank you to Roseanne and Sue of Home Sewn by Us for starting this weekly linky party.  Making a to do list has been a big help in keeping the focus on finishing off a few UFOs.  My to do list for last week looks much like the week before. 

Weekly To Do for 02/09/2021
  • Grassy Creek: Assemble blocks
  • Morewood Mystery: Continue making Block B 
  • Unity: Make HSTs for clue 6 as leader and enders 

Keeping my list short and focused means it wasn't too hard to check off three of three.  Focusing on just a few projects has been paying off in progress towards a finish, but it does make for rather dull to do lists as mine have stayed pretty much the same for the last few weeks.  Though it has forced me to get a bit creative with my sewing room photography so I'm not showing the exact same thing each week.  Here's this week's list.  

Weekly To Do for 02/16/2021

Grassy Creek: Assemble quilt top

Grassy Creek, the 2020 Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilt

Several of the rows are sewn together.  The top half of the quilt top is pinned together and sitting by the sewing machine. There is still one more row of blocks and one more sashing strip to stitch together.  Plus the pieced borders need to be sewn and then attached. But I think all of that is doable over the next week.   

Morewood Mystery: Continue making Block B's

Morewood Mystery by Cheryl of Meadow Mist Designs

I've only finished 3 of the Morewood Block B's so far. Construction of these blocks should speed up as Grassy Creek comes together. The fabric selection really works for this project, so big sigh of relief there.

Unity: Make HSTs for clue 6 as leaders and enders

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

Each block in Clue 7 needs 16 of these HSTs.  I chose a different block for this clue than Bonnie used, so I think I'm safe in sharing a the number of subunits needed. I've only got one border strip done, so still need a lot of these HSTs.  

That's the list for this week. Linking up with Chris Knits and Sews for her first linky party as hostess. If you haven't, you should definitely check out Chris's other posts, she always has some really cool projects in the works. 


Ivani said...

Assembling a quilt top is so good. Congrass Kate! Can't wait to see it.
Good luck with your goal for this week, and stay safe and warm.

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

your top is looking really good. Nice that you can work from home while it is so cold - here too it has been bad in Arkansas we have not had the power outages so far that Texas has had.

Sara said...

Great progress on all 3 big projects! My goals for this week revolve mostly around small tasks too. And I'm trying to prep for a 3 day retreat coming up at the end of the month.

The Joyful Quilter said...

While you only finished 3 additional Morewood Mystery blocks, I think you were SEW productive this week! After all, your version of Grassy Creek is moving toward being a completed quilt top AND you made more Unity bits, too.

grammajudyb said...

Big projects all! Progress is progress, isn’t it! One step ata time, my mama taught me,

piecefulwendy said...

Oh, I'm really liking the fabrics you are using for Morewood - will be fun to watch this one progress. Grassy Creek is looking good, too!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Both Grassy Creek and Morewood are looking great! I love the fabrics you chose for Morewood - really pretty!

Marti said...

Your color selections are really great for Morewood Mystery. When working at home, do you have more time to quilt, because you don't have the commute time? All around us, people are having rolling blackouts and long term power outages. We haven't lost power once and wonder if we are on the same grid as the nursing home a few miles away. We are definitely going to have to do something about heat when this is over though.

chrisknits said...

Aw, thanks for the promotion! Lovely progress, even if it's more of the same. I need to start doing smaller lists and keeping to them. LOL! Thanks for linking up today!

maggie fellow said...

grassy creek looks wonderful

Emily said...

I really love both of these, and your photo of Grassy on the sewing machine bed is fabulous!

Quilter Kathy said...

Great progress on your projects!
I can hardly wait to get sewing my Morewood mystery and hope it looks as lovely as yours!