Tuesday, May 31, 2022

To Do Tuesday for the Week of 5/31/2022

It was nice to have a three day weekend, it just went really fast.  I was able to spend most of Monday afternoon in the sewing room. It was nice.  My last To Do List was posted two weeks ago, so I've had ample time to make some progress on it.  

To Do List for 5/17/2022

  • Macaron Mystery: Continue assembling rows ✔
  • Rhododendron Mystery: Make hourglass blocks as leaders and enders 
I kept the goals simple to accommodate what was already a busy schedule even without the never ending project. I'm good with the simple, my goal is progress. So there's been progress, just not as fast as I had hoped.  

I will likely have to work late tonight evaluating the last set of data for the never ending project.  But hopefully that will be it and I'll be back to my normal schedule.  Even so, I'll be keeping the To Do List short and pretty easy.  

To Do List 5/31/22

Unity: press backing fabric, decide how to assemble back

The backing has been washed, but needs a really good pressing before cutting the pieces for the back.  I laid Unity out on the living room floor yesterday to check for flatness and made a couple of seam adjustments. It looks much better after that.  

Macaron Mystery: Start on first border

Macaron will get three borders, two black and one white. I did look at using red, but I don't have enough for even a really skinny border. I barely have enough of the white and black with the squares to use those as border fabrics.  

Rhododendron Mystery: Make hourglass blocks as leaders and enders. 

 Those hour glass blocks are slow going. I've also been stitching up block A's while assembling the Macaron Mystery.  Macaron will be finished first, but baring another massive project at work, Rhododendron should be finished before this year's Bonnie Hunter Mystery comes out.  

That's my list for this week.  I'm linking up for To Do Tuesday over at Texas Quilt Gal.  Good luck with your to do list this week. 


Linda said...

I like that Unity backing fabric. I look forward to seeing your finish. Good luck on your project at work! It's probably a good thing I didn't quilt when I worked, I'd be calling in sick all the time to stay home - lol!
Thanks for sharing with To Do Tuesday!

Ivani said...

Keeping the goals simple is a great stratagy for success.
Good luck with your list for the week.
Happy stitching

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

have fun with your mystery

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Glad you had a good long weekend, and got some sewing time! I love the Unity backing. Figuring out how to piece the backing for a is always a job, isn't it? Have a great week, Kate!

grammajudyb said...

Depending on the size of the quilt, wrestling the backing is always a bit of a chore! I like your choice for Unity! I’d be interested in what technique you decide on.

Yvonne from Quilting Jetgirl said...

I'm glad you were able to get Unity to lay flatter and to your liking. I hope that you can finish up this massive work project and that you have some enjoyable stitching time/therapy this week as well.

Sara said...

So good to hear that the never-ending project is nearly done so you can get back to enjoying life outside of work. Love that backing you selected.

chrisknits said...

Progress is always a good goal to have. As long as you are moving forward, things will get done!

Cheree @ The Morning Latte said...

I love the black and white border fabrics. "Barely enough" is one of my faves. Not that I love livin' on the edge; I just love using up every last bit of something!