Monday, November 14, 2022

Closer to a Finish

Winter isn't officially here till just before Christmas, but Mother Nature must have decided to get an early start with the winter weather. There is the possibility of freezing rain tonight into tomorrow.  Usually we don't see that kind of weather till after the first of the year. 

On the sewing room front, I finally got the vacuum cleaner upstairs to the sewing room. It definitely needed a good going over.  Actually my sewing room needs a good cleaning and decluttering just like the rest of the house.  Rather than going down that rabbit hole, I finally bit the bullet and prepped Unity's backing for quilting.  The backing has been well pressed and cleaned up. 

Now I just need to clean up the quilt top.  That's on tap for next weekend as it will be a chore. Unity isn't a small quilt top, so that step isn't going to be fun, but I'd really like to get in one more finish for 2022. Hopefully that will motivate me to get the top done rather than let is sit for another 4 weeks like I did the backing.  

Two of the star blocks for Melodic Mystery are up on the design wall. 

Melodic Mystery: Meadow Mist Designs 2022 Mystery Quilt Along

So far I really like my color choices, the deep burgundy is my favorite so far.  The September clue is finished, but October and November clues are still in progress.  October should be finished by the end of the week.  

Sharing my progress over at the Monday Design Wall and Patchwork & Quilts linky parties.  


Rebecca Grace said...

Your stars look great, Kate! Hauling a vacuum cleaner up and down the stairs is a serious impediment to regular vacuuming, isn't it?! I finally bought a second vacuum cleaner so I can keep one upstairs and the other downstairs. I still don't take them out of the closets and use them as often as I should, but at least I never have to carry a vacuum up the stairs anymore!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I think sewing rooms probably always need a good going over with the vacuum and I haven't done mine in awhile either. All those stray threads! Great progress getting Unity ready for quilting. Pretty stars for Melodic Mystery, too!

Yvonne from Quilting Jetgirl said...

That sounds and looks like wonderful progress. Stay warm and have a great week!

Melisa- pinkernpunkinquilting said...

Sounds like the perfect day to stay in and work on quilting. Your star blocks are looking great and I am looking forward to seeing Unity quilted . Have a great week.

Sue Daurio said...

great idea getting the vacuum upstairs. I have one in my sewing space as well, but it's pretty lonely and doesn't get nearly the attention it deserves. Your stars are beautiful!

Frédérique - Quilting Patchwork Appliqué said...

The stars are lovely, and I love this backing, pretty fabric.
Thank you for sharing, and linking up!