Tuesday, July 20, 2021

To Do Tuesday for the Week of 7/20/21

The middle of July has come and gone.  It always feels like the last half of the year goes faster than the first half.  Thankfully work has calmed down, but my weekends are going to be pretty full the rest of the month. There won't be much stitching time, so the To Do List will be a bit lighter this week.  First though, here's the progress on last week's To Do List.

To Do List for 7/13/2021

  • Morewood Mystery: Press and prep quilt top for pressing
  • Cabins and Fans: Finish row 6 and start row 7
  • Unity: Make HSTs for step 6 
  • UFO list: Pick a new project to replace Morewood Mystery 

Three out of four isn't a bad week.  Even though there's not a check mark, there was progress on getting Morewood ready for quilting.  So what's the plan for this week? 

To Do List for 7/20/2021

Morewood Mystery: Finish prepping quilt top for quilting

Morewood Mystery by Cheryl of Meadow Mist Designs

I'm actually a little bit farther along than shown in the photo. I've got the first row of blocks pressed and dethreaded.  Thankfully this quilt doesn't use any fabrics that fray easily. It should go quickly.  If I get nothing done this week but having this ready to ship out, I'll be happy.  

Cabins and Fans: Work on row 7

Cabins and Fans, self designed

Row 6 is finished and sewn to row 5 and the first block in row 7 is sashed.  I'm really happy with how this quilt is coming together.  Once row 7 is done there is just one more block that will need sashing and the addition of the setting triangles.  So this project has moved along well. With the busy weekends the rest of the month, I doubt all the rows get done, I'm just hoping for some progress between now and the first of August

Unity: Make HSTs as leaders and enders

Unity: Substitute block for Step 7,  not in the Bonnie Hunter version

The end is in site for Step 7.  Once this block is pieced, just 6 more are needed to finish the last border for that step. Just a top and bottom border after that.  By October, I'm hoping this quilt top will be ready to prep for quilting.  While I was searching for the fabric to finish up the Scrappy Butterfly project, I found the backing fabric for this project.  I've enjoyed working on Unity, but it will feel good to have this quilt off the To Do List.  

That's my list for the week.  Good luck with your list of stitchy stuff for the week.  Linking up with ChrisKnits for To Do Tuesday.   


Sharon Kwilter said...

I love the colors in the cabin and fans quilt; very striking. I look forward to following your progress.

Ivani said...

The black background makes Vabin an fans blocks shine.
Good luck with your goals for this week.

Sara said...

I was also thinking the end is in sight with Unity. You know it's going to be a beauty.

Cheree @ The Morning Latte said...

These are all so pretty. I'm enjoying watching them grow--esp those fans as you know!

grammajudyb said...

Do you have a special technique for getting your quilts ready to quilt! I was doing that this week also! Seems the more I trim, the more strings I see! I can’t seem to get ahead! Solids are the worst!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Cabins and Fans is just coming along gorgeously! I love seeing your progress on it!

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

EVerything is moving along so nicely - the Cabins and Fans is just getting better!

Emily said...

Cabins and fans: WOW!! I'm super behind on blogs so I haven't seen this one in a while and it is stunning!

chrisknits said...

Good luck with that Unity finish!! So excited that the Morewood top is close to a finish.

Melisa- pinkernpunkinquilting said...

You have been so busy and your projects are looking amazing. Love the vibrant colors in Cabins and Fans . Have a great weekend.