Tuesday, September 21, 2021

To Do Tuesday for Week of 9/21/2021

It's been a fast month.  Work is still insanely busy, but I think there is light at the end of the tunnel.  Keep your fingers crossed for me on that front.  I'm not working as late as much as I was, that's meant more time for stitching stuff at home.  That shows in the progress on last week's to do list. 

Weekly To Do List for 9/14/2021
  • Morewood Mystery: Trim quilt, make label and binding
  • Cabin and Fans: Finish first border 
  • Unity: Make HSTs for step 6 
  • Scrappy Butterflies: Make Irish Chain blocks 
  • Macaron Mystery: Make HSTs for step 3 

Those five check marks feel really good. 

I've struggled with what to put on this week's list. Working on multiple projects has always been my preference, but working on more than 4 can really dilute my efforts.  I really don't want to take anything off the list, instead I'm going to put more emphasis on the order of the list. Higher in the list get's the most attention.  There may not be a check mark by every item at the end of the week, but I'm OK with that if there is really good progress on the first two projects.  

Weekly To Do List for 9/21/2021

Morewood Mystery: Sew binding to front, hand stitch to back

The label and binding are both made and ready to stitch to the quilt top. If I make this my number one priority, there should be a finished quilt by next week. 

Cabins and Fans: Work on second and third borders

The strips for the second border have been cut and are partially assembled.  If I focus on this project, there might just be a finished quilt top when it's time to make up next week's list. 

Unity: Make HSTs for step 6

Only four more HSTs and step 6 will be finished.  And just two more blocks left to finish the final border for step 7.  This will continue to be my leaders and enders project this week.  

Macaron Mystery: Make HSTs for step 3

The pattern calls for 54 of these. Step 3 also includes half hourglass units.  I've been stitching one square at the end of the chain piecing.  I'll keep doing that so I don't fall too far behind on this mystery. 

Scrappy Butterflies: Make Irish Chain Blocks

Scrappy Butterflies
Block is available in EQ 8 Block Library

I only made two blocks last week, so I've not been focusing on it much.  So this project may sit for a couple of weeks till I get Cabins and Fans sent out for quilting. I'll finish the blocks that are partially assembled and call it good on this project for the week.  

That's my to do list this week.  Linking up with Texas Quilt Gal for To Do Tuesday.   


Nann said...

You are so right about September's speed! I like the butterfly layout -- particularly that there are two alternate blocks, similar but different.

Sara said...

I was shocked at seeing the date yesterday and realized the month is more than half gone. And the past few days flew by with almost no productivity of any kind. So it's good for me to see that others still manage to get things done in spite of busy work schedules.LOL

chrisknits said...

I know you will be so happy to get the mystery quilt done, I just love it! Good luck with your list.

Linda said...

Five check marks! I'm excited to see your Cabins and Fans. Good luck with the list - hope you get time to do everything you want to do this week!
Thanks for linking to To Do Tuesday.