Tuesday, March 30, 2021

To Do Tuesday for 03/30/2021

March is just about over.  In just a couple of days we'll be into April and a quarter of 2021 will be in the past.  I'm not a quarter of the way through my sewing ambitions list, but I'm close.  Writing a weekly to do list has been really helpful in keeping me on task. I didn't stay completely on task last week, but that's because the non-stitching plans for the weekend changed.  

Weekly To Do List for 03/23/2021
  • Grassy Creek: Press and clean up backing
  • Morewood Mystery: Continue to assemble quilt top 
  • Unity: Make HSTs for clue 6 as leader and ender 
  • Butterfly Medallion: Stitch a little on it - no progress
The plan for the weekend was to go hang out with the Scientist in Training.  That didn't happen as she had a paper, a presentation, and a lab report all due Monday. One of her chemistry exams was moved from last week to Monday. So it wasn't a good weekend for just hanging out. Since I was home instead of being away, the traveling embroidery project didn't get worked on.  Still it was a productive week. I'm hoping for the same with this week's To Do List. 

Weekly To Do List for 03/30/2021

Grassy Creek: Press and clean up quilt top

Grassy Creek, the 2020 Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilt

I always manage to pick at least one fabric that tends to ravel after stitching.  The yellow is that fabric in this quilt.  So lots of threads to clean up once the quilt top is pressed.  This is my least favorite step of getting to a finished quilt.  We are off work on Friday, so the plan is to bite the bullet and just get this done so I can do more fun stuff the rest of the weekend.  

Secret Easter Sewing

I decided to make Easter gifts for the SIT and her roommate.  The roommate's is finished. I need to cut and assemble the SIT's. That shouldn't take too long.  It's my third go at the pattern, I've got the steps down now.  

Morewood Mystery: Continue assembly of the quilt top

Morewood Mystery by Cheryl of Meadow Mist Designs

I'd be farther along with this if I hadn't gotten off track with the secret Easter stitching. Still I've got three rows put together.  The goal is to finish the Easter stitching and get Grassy Creek ready for quilting. If I make any progress on Morewood this week, I'll be happy.  

Unity: Make HSTs for step 6 as leader and enders

Two of the Step 7 borders are done, so just two more to go.  It seems to take me about a month per border. So it's been slow but steady progress.  

That's my list for this week.  Linking up with ChrisKnits for To Do Tuesday.  Good luck with your stitching plans for the week.  

Monday, March 29, 2021

The Leader and Ender Project

The weather was beautiful this weekend. We went hiking one day. It was nice to get out and enjoy the warmer temperatures. It's hard to think back a month and remember the deep freeze that was the last half of February.  We'll enjoy spring while it's here, it tends to warm up quickly here. The highs in the mid 70s pass all too quickly and summer has set in before you know it.  

Even with the pretty weather, I did manage to spend some time in the sewing room.  Most of my time this weekend was dedicated to some secret Easter Bunny sewing.  

The Scientist in Training reads my blog occasionally so I can't show the entire project.  This was my try out the pattern version.  It worked out pretty well, so I'm going to proceed with my plan to make two more for the SIT's and roomie's Easter baskets.  I'll let the SIT have the demo if she wants it.  

The other stitching involved finishing border 2 for step 7 of Unity. 

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

I'm happy with how Unity is coming together.  The HSTs that make up the star points in the step 7 border blocks are my current leader and ender project.  It's slow going, but progress has been steady, if not fast.  Unity was started last April, unfortunately it's not going to get finished before it becomes a UFO (by my definition any project over a year old).  That's OK, it should still get finished sometime this year.  

That's what's going on in my sewing room. Linking up with Monday Making and Design Wall Monday.  

Sunday, March 28, 2021

Stitching Time: Week 13 of 2021

It's been a beautiful weekend so far.  We worked in a little hiking this weekend, I was definitely ready for some away from the office time.  Normally the sewing room is my sanity, but it was nice to shake things up a bit and spend an afternoon with My Guy.  It hasn't been the easiest week to find just 15 minutes to play with needle and thread. 

  • 15 minute days/week = 6/7 days
  • 15 minute days/Mar = 26/27 days
  • 15 minute days/2021 = 83/86
  • Success rate = 96.51%
My six day stitching week was caused by late meetings one evening this week. I was just too tired to even contemplate walking up the stairs to the sewing room after that long a day.  You can share how your week went at the end of the post. 

We took the good SLRs along on our walk and we got a few good shots. 

We hiked along the creek at one of the local state parks. Usually this creek is just a trickle, but we've had so much rain the last couple of weeks, it looks more like a river than the sleepy creek is usually is all summer.  

Water in motion always looks like glass to me, Lots of splashing going on at the bottom of even that short drop.  

I'm pretty sure this is a Woodpecker.  I forgot to ask My Guy what type it is.  My Guy does a lot of wildlife photography, so he's the knowledgeable one on that front.

The only blooming thing along the trails were the Chickasaw Plums.  The red buds are just getting started, but weren't showy enough to be worth snapping at this point.  

I'm hoping we can get some more hiking and photography in before it gets too hot.  It does seem here that we an go from comfortable in March to hot by the end of April.  

That was my week. How did you stitchy week work out?  Please link  up share how well (or not well) you kept up with your own stitching 

1. Julie in GA
2. karen
3. Chrisknits
4. maggie f
5. Chris in Canada
6. Meloney
7. Marti
8. Sherrie
9. Shasta @ High Road
10. Andree at Quilting & Learning
11. Quilting Gail
12. katie z.
13. Amanda
14. DesertSky Quilting
15. DawnyK
16. Carol Andrews
17. Dq at Dreamworthyquilts
18. Dq at Dreamworthyquilts

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Tuesday, March 23, 2021

To Do Tuesday for 03/23/2021

Yesterday was cold and rainy, just really yucky.  Walking to the car after work was really miserable. I'm hoping spring is going to get  bolder and warm things up a bit more before unleashing torrents of rain. But that's not happening this morning, more rain on the way, though it won't last all day.  

That's the weather report, I'll move on to the weekly update on the never ending To Do List. I didn't stitch as much as planned, but the list still got checked off.  

Weekly To Do List for 03/16/2021
  • Grassy Creek:  Cut and stitch back
  • Morewood Mystery: Finish the block B's, start assembly 
  • Unity: Continue making HSTs for clue 6 

Three out of three is a good week.  I finished last block for Morewood last night, so I took it to the wire on last week's list.  We have plans for this weekend and work is still pretty nuts, so I'm not sure how much stitching time I'll get in this week.  So I'll keep this week's list pretty simple.  

Weekly To Do List for 03/23/2021

Grassy Creek:  Press and prep backing

The backing is spread out over the cutting table.  I'll give it a good pressing, clean off any threads it picked up from the floor and package it up for sending out.  That should be doable this week.  And if that's all I get done, I'll be happy.  

Morewood Mystery: Continue assembling the quilt top

Morewood Mystery by Cheryl of Meadow Mist Designs

The last block was stitched together last night and part of the first row got sewn together.  Since there are no seams to match, the assembly process should go pretty quickly.  But with the focus on getting Grassy Creek prepped for quilting, I'm not likely to get this completely assembled this week.  

Unity:  Continue making HSTs for clue 6. 

I'm making a different block for clue 7 than Bonnie used. My version uses half the number of HSTs called for in her version. I've been making these HSTs  as leaders and enders since the end of December. I just finished the last block for the second border strip. At this rate, it will be the end of June before I finish clue 7.  I'm really glad I switched out that block!  

Butterfly Medallion: Add a few stitches

I'll be hanging out with the Scientist in Training this weekend, so I'll take my long term embroidery project so we can sit, stitch and talk. 

That's my list for the week.  Good luck with your weekly to do's.  Linking up with ChrisKnits for Tuesday To Do 

Monday, March 22, 2021

The Front and Back

It was a quiet weekend, but not nearly long enough.  I'm not ready to head back to work today.  Thankfully, the meeting schedule doesn't look too nuts this week. Maybe I can get caught up a bit.  

It would be nice if work projects were going as well as my stitching projects.  Last week I finished adding the borders to Grassy Creek but wasn't able to get a photo to post.  That was remedied yesterday. 

Grassy Creek, the 2020 Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilt

The top hasn't been pressed yet, so please excuse the wrinkles. I'm happy with how it came together. My version is half the size of Bonnie's original pattern.  It's a nice couch sized quilt.  I finished stitching the back together yesterday.

The floral is about 2/3 of the back with the gold making up the final 1/3.  Next step is to give the back a good press, remove any loose threads, then package it for shipping.  That's the plan for this week.  Pressing and cleaning up the quilt top will take a lot more effort, so I'll save that for next week. Fingers crossed I'll get this mailed out for quilting by the end of the month.  So hopefully there will be another finish before the end of April.  

Linking up with Monday Making and Design Wall Monday.   Getting Grassy Creek to the finish top stage and getting the back completed were my OMG for March. Linking up with Elm Street Quilts for the end of March OMG Link Up.  

Sunday, March 21, 2021

Stitching Time: Week 12 of 2021

The calendar says yesterday was the first day of spring.  This week was cold and damp not very spring like. But that made it a lot easier to work in the stitching time last week. 

  • 15 minute days/week = 7/7 days
  • 15 minute days/Mar = 20/20 days
  • 15 minute days/2021 = 77/79
  • Success rate = 97.47%
It's been a productive year so far, I've only missed two sewing days and we are more than half way done with the month.  It hasn't been too hard to find stitching time this year. We are still limiting our activities and mostly staying home except for work and an occasional bit of necessary shopping. Once things open back up again, it may get a bit harder to stitch every day.  My Guy has "itchy feet" as his mother used to say. He's ready to do some travel once things are mostly back to normal.  

How did your stitching go this week?  

1. Chrisknits
2. Julie in GA
3. Chris in Canada
4. Shasta @ High Road
5. Sherrie
6. Marti
7. Dq at Dreamworthyquilts
8. Quilting Gail
9. Amanda
10. Carol Andrews

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Tuesday, March 16, 2021

To Do Tuesday for 03/16/2021

This week is normally spring break for us, but the Scientist in Training's college decided not to give the kids spring break this year  to avoid a spike in cases.  This wasn't a really popular decision, but an understandable one.  Last year the college told the kids to stay out for 2 weeks, then moved everything on line after that. Thursday will mark the year anniversary of when My Guy and I were told to start working from home.  It's been a very hard year for many. We've been blessed to keep our jobs through out.  Hopefully within a few months, a new normal that's really close to the old normal will be possible.  

In the spirit of making the best of things, it has been a good year in the sewing room.  To Do Tuesday hosted by ChrisKnits has kept me focused on moving a number of projects along.  It was another productive week. 

Weekly to Do List for 03/09/2021
  • Grassy Creek: Add remaining borders
  • Morewood Mystery: Make more block B's 
  • Unity: Make HSTs for clue 6 as leader and ender 
Three out of three is a good week.  I'm really ready to add something new to the list.  If I can hold off on starting something new for another couple of weeks, two projects will be really close to a finish. 

Weekly To Do List for 03/16/2021

Grassy Creek:  Make backing.

 The floral print had already been selected for the backing. The borders added just enough to the size that I'll need a bit of something else to get the backing big enough  The gold stripe has been in my stash for a long time. I really love the color, but every time I've pulled it for a project, it never seems to work out. So maybe it's just intended to be part of a quilt back.  I need to work out how these two will be stitched together into the backing before cutting anything.  

Morewood Mystery: Finish B blocks, start assembly

Morewood Mystery by Cheryl of Meadow Mist Designs

Just three more block B's to make.  Morewood will become the focus project once Grassy Creek is ready to send out for quilting. It shouldn't take too long it get it assembled.  I'm probably going to add borders, so I need to figure that out in the near future. 

Unity: Make Step 6 HSTs as leaders and enders

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

Just one block needed for the second step 7 border.  Slow progress, but that's better than no progress.  

That's my list for this week. Good luck with your own to do's this week.

Monday, March 15, 2021

So What's Next?

It's really squishy outside after our rainy weekend.  The river running through town is up, but not out.  So we should be able to get to work no problem.  I'm glad we didn't get all that moisture as snow, but I know lots of places did.  Hope everyone will be able to dig out today.  

I didn't spend as much of my weekend in the sewing room as usual.  The Scientist in Training was home and so there were other things to do.  Though we did hang out together for a bit while I was working on the borders for Grassy Creek and she was trying to finish her latest embroidery project.  She didn't get finished with her project, but I did get the borders on Grassy Creek after she headed back to school. 

Grassy Creek, the 2020 Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilt

 It was dark and close to bed time when I finished that last stitch, so I wasn't able to get a photo of the whole project.  This corner shot shows the gray/yellow/gray finishing steps.  It will probably be the weekend before I have the time and the light to get a good shot of the whole quilt. I will make a start on getting the backing cut and stitched sometime this week.  

With Grassy Creek almost ready to go out for quilting, I can start thinking about what project to add to the active list.  The project that fits best with my focus on finishing projects is Cabins and Fans.  

Cabins and Fans, self designed

This project was my 2017 Rainbow Scrap Challenge project. All the blocks are done and I have the setting designed in EQ.  The quilt is destined to be one of two college graduation quilts I'm making for next year.  

The other more seductive option is to start something completely new.  

This is the other graduation quilt that needs to be finished by May 2022.  The pattern is from Flying Parrot Quilts (designs by Sylvia Shaefer). I hadn't really planned to pull any fabrics but once I got the pattern out to look at how much there was to do, I just couldn't resist playing around with what was in the stash.  I probably won't use all the scrappy bits I've pulled, but there is plenty to play with.  I've planned for four starts this year and this project is one of them. After working on Grassy Creek, Morewood Mystery and Unity for the last three months, I really want to play with something new.  

I want to get Grassy Creek sent out for quilting before I rotate in either project to the active list.  So it will probably be April before that happens.  Morewood Mystery will likely be a finished quilt top by the end of April, so no matter which one I rotate in now, the second will follow within a month or so.  

That's what's going on in my sewing room this week. You can find out the going on's from other sewing rooms by checking out the linky parties over at Monday Making and Design Wall Monday.  

Sunday, March 14, 2021

Stitching Time: Week 11 of 2021

We've gone from cold and snowy to humid and wet. Extremely wet.  Yesterday we drove to Tulsa for some necessary shopping. The river was high, but not out of it's banks on the way out of town at about 10. By the time we got home at about 3, the river was not only out of it's banks, but one nearby field was completely flooded.  The flash flood warnings were no joke this weekend!  It's raining again this morning.  It may be an interesting drive into work tomorrow if this keeps up.  

On the stitching front it was another good week.  

  • 15 minute days/week = 7/7 days
  • 15 minute days/Mar = 13/13 days
  • 15 minute days/2021 = 70/72 days
  • Success rate = 97.22%
My goal for 2021 is a success rate of 85%. I've done well to exceed that so far this year.  With the restriction on travel at work, I've been home more this year. I'd had two business trips by this time last year.  This week is usually spring break and we normally go someplace, but the Scientist in Training's school canceled spring break this year. So no plans for any travel on our calendar any time soon.   

All three of us were lucky to get our first COVID vaccination this week.  Oklahoma opened up stage 3 last Monday, which included individuals with co-morbidities and college students.  That fit me and the SIT, My Guy was lucky to get one of the left over doses this week. So hopefully as more get vaccinated, we'll be able to do a bit of traveling later this year.  The SIT would like to visit a few potential graduate schools this summer. So I fully expect to miss a few days later this year.  But for now, the daily sanity stitching will continue. 

How did you do at fitting in some sanity saving stitching time this week?  

1. Julie in GA
2. maggie f
3. Chrisknits
4. karen
5. Sherrie
6. Shasta @ High Road
7. DawnyK
8. Quilting Gail
9. Dq at Dreamworthyquilts
10. DesertSky Quilting
11. amanda
12. Carol Andrews

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Tuesday, March 9, 2021

To Do Tuesday for 03/09/2021

This last week flashed by.  With the return of warmer temperatures it seems that now there is more to do, both at home and at work.  There was still good progress on the To Do List, but I was a tad over ambitious with plans for one project. 

Weekly To Do List for 03/02/2021
  • Red White and Blue Stars: Finish binding, take photos 
  • Grassy Creek: Add three borders, progress
  • Morewood Mystery: Continue to make Block B 
  • Unity: Make HSTS for clue 6 as leader and ender 
Check marks on three out of four, especially when one check mark is for a finished quilt, is really a good week.  I should remember that borders always take longer than you think they should.  But I'll take some progress over no progress.   

This week's list will look a lot like last week's list. 

Weekly To Do List for 03/09/2021

Grassy Creek:  Add borders

The first gray border was added and half the yellow border strips were sewn on last week.  The last two yellow strips are cut and one is pinned on to be sewn.  The final gray border strips are cut and being assembled at the machine.  Grassy Creek should be a finished quilt top by next week. 

Morewood Mystery: Make more block Bs

Just four B blocks left to construct.  It's been slow going as the focus has been on finishing two other projects.  

Unity: Continue to make HSTs for Clue 6

I'll sneak in a string of block pieces every now and again along with the HSTs as the leaders and enders.  Unity is another project that's progressing slowly.  At some point all this slow progress will pay off in a finished quilt top.  It's just going to take a few more weeks of leaders and enders sewing.  

That's my list for this week. You can find more weekly to do lists over at ChrisKnits weekly To Do Tuesday linky party.  Good luck with your to dos.  

Monday, March 8, 2021

The Oldest UFO

The weather this weekend was beautiful. Sunny with temperatures in the mid 60s.  It was just too pretty to stay inside and sew all weekend, so there were a couple of long walks on the schedule this weekend.  Still there was plenty of stitching time.  

Friday night I put the last stitches into the binding for the Red, White and Blue Stars, aka the Picnic Stars quilt.  

Picnic Stars was the oldest UFO on my list.  We were still living in Texas when I started these Lone Star blocks back in April of  2005. Like most of my quilt starts in those days, these were the result of a quilt class. I apparently finished one block before we moved back to Oklahoma and then the project sat till 2012.  This project shows up on the blog for the first time that year as my May/June UFO challenge project where I finally finished the second block.  By April of 2013 there were 7 blocks finished.  It disappears from the blog (and apparently my active project list) till August of 2017.  From there on, it shows up a few times a year. It made it to finished quilt top last year, but it was so close to Christmas that it didn't get sent out for quilting till January.  After dealing with mail delays on both ends, it's finally a finish. 

Red, White and Blue Stars (aka Picnic Stars), setting self designed

Picnic Stars is going to be one of my recliner quilts. So it's not going anywhere.  Trudy did a great job with the quilting. 

Each block as a starburst in the center.  It's a little more obvious from the back. 

I'm really happy with how this project came out. I love all the blocks. So why did it take 16 years to finish?  Life had other priorities. The Scientist in Training was 6 when I started this. There's been one move, several job changes at work, and other family obligations. I'm just going with the philosophy that older projects get done when they are supposed too.  

Linking up with Design Wall Monday and Monday Making to celebrate this finish.       

Sunday, March 7, 2021

Stitching Time: Week 10 0f 2021

The weather is starting to show signs of spring. It was warm enough to get back to our evening walk several nights this week.  I still managed to fit in my stitching time as well.

  • 15 minute days/week = 7/7 days
  • 15 minute days/Feb = 28/28 days
  • 15 minute days/March = 6/6 days
  • 15 minute days/2021 = 62/64 days
  • Success rate = 96.88%
Most of my stitching time this week was spent on hand stitching down the binding for the Red, White and Blue Stars quilt.  I finished that off Friday night, so Saturday I was able to empty the project boxes. 

There were two project boxes dedicated to this quilt.  One had yardage the other had the fat quarters and left over strips, plus the book containing the instructions for making the star blocks.  Everything got put away into the right bin and now I have two empty project boxes.

Some of my other boxes have multiple projects in them. I should probably go through the boxes and at least separate out the ones that are on this year's quilt plan. 

What are you working on in your sewing room? Organization or stitching? Both? Were you able to work in your 15 minutes most days?  

1. Ivani
2. Marti
3. Julie in GA
4. Shasta @ High Road
5. Chrisknits
6. Stitching Loving Nana :)
7. karen
8. maggie f
9. Sherrie
10. Dq at Dreamworthyquilts
11. Meloney
12. DawnyK
13. DesertSky Quilting
14. Quilting Gail
15. Amanda
16. Carol Andrews

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Friday, March 5, 2021

March One Monthly Goal

The first week of March is just about over, so it's definitely time to decide on a One Monthly Goal.  

I just noticed that the OMG button says "motivation in a monthly link up". That's exactly what I need at certain stages of the quilting process. So which project needs that extra "umph" to get to the next stage?  

Not Red, White and Blue Stars.  

I've turned corner three on stitching down the binding.  A good sit down session tonight will net me a finished quilt. Plenty of motivation with that project.  

Grassy Creek needs borders. Borders are tedious and are one of the quilt stages I can stall out at.  

Grassy Creek, the 2020 Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilt

So that seems to be a good option for my March OMG.  I'm bailing on Bonnie's pieced borders. The plan is for a set of strip borders, gray, yellow, gray.  The strips are cut and sewn together for the first border. I've even sewn on one strip.

As my focus for the year is to whittle down the active project/UFO list, I'd really like to have another project ready to send out for quilting soon. Getting the back made as well is probably doable this month.  I've already decided on a backing fabric. 

I found this floral in the stash. No idea how old it is. It's got the red and gold from the front of the quilt, so I think it suits.

That's the plan for March. Finish the Grassy Creek borders and get the backing pieced. That's definitely doable if I don't get side tracked. That will set me up to have a quilt ready to send out for quilting in April.  

Linking up with Elm Street Quilts for the March One Monthly Goal. This week also linking up with a new to me weekend linky party over at Quilting Patchwork Applique.   

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

PHD in 2021: February Progress

The plan for 2021 was to focus on finishing quilts.  Playing along with Quilting Gail's PHD in 2021 is supposed to help me keep on track and focus on those finishes. 

If you look at my chart for this year, I've done really well on the not starting anything new.  But the other side is still looking pretty anemic, no finishes at the end of February.  

No finish, but there has been visible progress on my four focus projects highlighted in blue. 

Red, White and Blue Stars was sent out for quilting in the middle of January and came back the last half of February.  Hand stitching down the binding is in progress.  I just finished corner two last night.  So there will definitely be a finish for March.  

Unity is my current leader and enders project, so it's not moving along really quickly. Still there was pretty good progress last month.  One border is on and the second is over half finished. I should get the second border finished and a good start on the third by the end of this month. 

All of Morewood's block A were finished in January. But I didn't fare as well in February with block B. This mystery quilt should be ready for borders by the end of the month. At least that's the current plan. 

Grassy Creek was the focus project for February, so it saw the most progress.  February ended with just one border strip added.  I'm hoping this project is ready be sent out for quilting by the end of the month. 

So no finishes yet, but lots of progress.  My goal for 2021 is to finish 8 quilts this year. Fingers crossed these four are finishes by the end of June which would get me half way there.  

Linking up with Quilting Gail for the February PHD Progress Report

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

To Do Tuesday for 03/02/2021

My office calendar shows a new month as of yesterday.  Hard to believe that a quarter of 2021 will be over at the end of this month.  Didn't we just change out our calendars to a new one?  

Friday was a day off work, so I got an extra afternoon of stitching time last week. That was really helpful in tackling the to do list.  

Weekly To Do List for 02/23/2021

  • RW&B Stars: Make binding, label, trim quilt, sew binding on
  • Grassy Creek: Start adding borders 
  • Morewood Mystery: Continue making block B 
  • Unity: Make HSTs for clue 6 as leader and ender 

RW&B Stars should come off the list this week. I'm hoping that Grassy Creek is out for quilting by the end of the month so it will come off the list making room for one of my older UFOs.  But for this week, the To Do List will look pretty the same as it has for the last couple of months.  

Weekly To Do List for 03/02/2021

Red, White & Blue Stars: Finish the binding, take glamour photos

Red, White and Blue Stars, self designed

I've turned one corner and got the label stitched down last night during a phone call with the Scientist in Training. So three corners left.  I had planned to make the label all in red, but my printer wouldn't cooperate, all I could get from it was a really sick looking brown, so I decided to go with the contrasting blue.  The quilt is only throw sized, so it shouldn't take too long to finish the hand stitching.  

Grassy Creek: Add the borders

Grassy Greek, the 2020 Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilt

I decided on three borders: gray, yellow and then gray again.  I'm going with simple strip borders. I like the quilt, but not enough to spend a lot more time making more pieced borders.

Morewood Mystery: Continue making block B

Morewood Mystery by Cheryl of Meadow Mist Designs

Morewood is now up on the big design wall. I think there are just four block B's left to make.  With the focus on getting RW&B Stars to finished quilt and Grassy Creek to finished quilt top, I doubt I get all four made this week. But you never know, that will be my stretch goal for the week.

Unity: Continue to make HSTs for step 6

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

There's a nice little pile of HSTs in the upper left corner, but I'm getting low on a few other block components for step 7. So I'll also need to replenish a few of the other pieces before making any more blocks.   

Linking up with Chris Knits for this week's Tuesday Do To.  

Monday, March 1, 2021

One More Mystery

We took our monthly day off on Friday, so it was a three day weekend for me.  So I had three good afternoons of stitching time this week to work on the four quilts in my "focus" group.  Red, White and Blue Stars should be a finish this week. I've gotten past one corner of stitching on the binding.  The other three focus quilts in the works at the moment were all started last year as mystery quilt alongs.  I was able to get Grassy Creek off the big design wall this weekend so I could put Unity back up and get a picture of the progress on it.  

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

It's almost too big for the design wall.  I'm still working on the blocks for step 7.  I'm a little over half way done with the second pieced border strip.  There are still a lot of HSTs to make to finish that strip, plus the top and bottom border strips.  Unity is my current leaders and enders project, so progress on it hasn't been fast, but there has been progress. 

One of the changes I made in my quilt plan for this year was keep the new projects from 2020 at the top of the to do list and finish those before I pulled out any of the older UFOs. I'm hopeful that Grassy Creek will be out for quilting by the end of the month and that the Morewood Mystery quilt won't be too far behind it next month. Hopefully by then, I'll be ready for Unity's step 8.  

Linking up with the Monday Making and Design Wall Monday.