Tuesday, September 14, 2021

To Do Tuesday For Week of 9/14/2021

Last week was really good on the stitching front. I may not have stitched every day, but the weekend stitching made up for that.  Last week's to do list is all checked off. 

To Do List for the Week of 9/7/2021

  • Cabins and Fans: Start making borders
  • Scrappy Butterflies: Make 9 patch blocks 
  • Macaron Mystery: Start Step 3 
  • Unity: Make HSTS for clue 6 as leaders and enders 
I've been keeping my lists pretty simple as work is still pretty insane some days, even so, it still feels good to see all the check marks.  Progress will eventually end in finishes, though I'm probably going to fall very short of my goal finishing 8 quilts this year.  But any progress this year sets me up to have a higher number of finishes next year.  So what's the plan for this week? 

To Do List for the Week of 9/14/2021

Morewood Mystery: Make binding and label, trim quilt

Morewood Mystery by Cheryl of Meadow Mist Designs

Trudy did a beautiful job with the quilting.  I'm looking forward to finishing off this quilt. Fingers crossed I can get it finished by the end of the month. 

Cabins and Fans: Finish adding the first border

Cabins and Fans, self designed

The first border is black.  The two long sides have been added. Now I just need to measure the quilt and cut the top and bottom strips.  It would be nice if this project was ready to go out for quilting by the end of the month. That's probably a bit ambitious, so I'll take good progress towards that.

Scrappy Butterflies: Make more Irish Chain blocks

Scrappy Butterflies
Block is available in EQ 8 Block Library

Slowly but surely this quilt is coming along on the small design wall. Hopefully by the time I finish all the alternate setting blocks for what's up on that wall, Cabins and Fans will be a finished quilt top and I can move these blocks to the big design wall.  

Macaron Mystery: Make HSTs for clue 3

Macaron Mystery: By Meadow Mist Designs

I was going to say there wasn't a lot of progress on this project this week, but there really was. The fabric pull was finalized, the fabrics were washed and pressed, pieces cut, then the first two blocks were made.  Macaron will run till March or April of next year, so as long as I do a bit each week, I'll be able to keep up.  

Unity: Make HSTS for Step 6

Just two more blocks to stitch and the last border for step 7 will be complete.  Then I can move on too step 8. After adding Morewood back to the list to finish, I doubt it that happens this week.  

That's my list for the week. It's pretty much the same as last week's, other than adding Morewood back into the mix.  The goal is progress, but I'm excited to be so close to another finish.  I could make that happen if all my sewing time was focused on Morewood.  That's not normally how I prefer to sew, I like having multiple projects in the works each week.  

Linking up with Texas Quilt Gal for To Do Tuesday.  


Ivani said...

It's amazing how you can get on with several projects at the same time making progress on all of them. Congratulations Kate!

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

all of the quilts are really looking good

grammajudyb said...

So many pretty quilts! I especially like the scrappy butterflies! It will be fun to see Unity come together too!

Linda said...

Cabins and Fans remains one of my favorites, but I sure love the Scrappy Butterflies! I love quilting, but I do get bored if I'm chain piecing all day long, so I like multiple projects too, plus it makes me feel more productive.
Thanks for linking to To Do Tuesday!

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

ohh great to do list 0 LOVE that Cabins and fans!!!!

Sara said...

Considering your work schedule, you get a LOT done each week.

piecefulwendy said...

You know I love that Cabins and Fans. You are moving things along, even with work craziness! Always fun to see your projects!

Shelina (formerly known as Shasta) said...

You did really well with all those checkmarks! You got a lot done.

Katie Z. said...

I’ve been eagerly awaiting a full view of your cabins and fans flimsy. It’s spectacular!

I have my fingers and toes crossed that you can get some good stitching time in.

chrisknits said...

You are so busy in all areas! Good luck with your progress. I need to catch up on Macaron!

Mary said...

Cabins and Fans is absolutely gorgeous!

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

Cabins and Fans is looking great along with your other projects.

Deb said...

Love those butterflies, and you are making great progress on lots of projects.
Stay safe and sew on!

Frédérique - Quilting Patchwork Appliqué said...

Beautiful projects, and great progress! I love this sweet blue japanese fabric in Morewood Mystery, and Cabins and Fans is amazing!