Tuesday, April 2, 2024

To Do Tuesday for the Week of April 2, 2024

It's definitely spring in Oklahoma. We spent about half an hour in the storm shelter last night in response to tornado warnings.  The news is reporting damage in one of the smaller towns to the south and east of us. We experienced some pretty strong winds and a bit of hail, but we never lost power. Still I'll have to do a walk around to check for lost shingles, the winds did get pretty high.  

The storms meant no evening stitching, which meant I didn't quite get to everything on my to do list for last week.  

To Do List for 3/26/2024

1. Malted Mystery: Finish quilt top ✔ 

2. 2023 SAHRR: Assemble quilt back - no progress

3. Rhododendron: Add next to last border - progress

4. Wild and Goosey: Make purple blocks ✔

5. Indigo Way: Continue as leaders and enders ✔

I didn't get to everything on the list, but still made good progress on several projects.  We've got a lot going on this next week, so I'm not sure how much stitching time I'm going to get in.  We have plans for the eclipse (My Guy has a minor in astronomy, so of course we have a plan for that event). So I'm not going to be very ambitious with next week's list. 

To Do List for 4/2/2024

1. 2023 SAHRR (Quilting Gail): Work out fabric requirements, start assembly

The backing fabric has been selected, but I'm not sure I have enough. So I may need to find additional fabrics and figure out an assembly plan. The goal is have this one ready to send out for quilting before I have surgery.  

2. Rhododendron (Bonnie Hunter): Work on last 2 borders

I made a good start on the second to last border.  I need to measure again before cutting the top and bottom strips. Then just one more border to add.  Very close to a finished quilt top. 

3. Wild and Goosey (Bonnie Hunter): Continue making purple blocks

Seven blocks were finished in March.  The RSC color for April is yellow, but I have all the yellow blocks needed for the planned layout. So I'll stick with purple for one more month as many more blocks of this color are needed.  

4. Indigo Way (Bonnie Hunter): Continue as leaders and enders

All the block A blocks are finished.  I've had to cut more parts for the block B and the 4 setting triangles that are left to make. So there's a good deal of subparts that have to assembled before I can make the rest of the blocks.

Now that all the quilt alongs are over, I'm back to a much more manageable to do list.  Hopefully that means a few more finishes before the end of the year.  Linking up with The Quilt Schmilt: For the Love of Fabric for To Do Tuesday.   


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

hope all is ok. The storms totally went away as they got to our area of Arkansas

Yvonne from Quilting Jetgirl said...

I am so glad that all seems to be okay for you, and I hope you have clear weather at your chosen viewing location for the eclipse! Have fun with your sewing time in the days that work for you this week.

dq said...

You should call this week "Bonnie Hunter Week", but then, you could call every week that.
I was in Oklahoma a few years ago and loved it, but there were no storms. It was June.

Enjoy the Eclipse with your astronomy man. Interesting how marriage gets us into thing we maybe wouldn't on our own. It is good to have different interests in a companionship as it broadens our horizons.

Barbara said...

Your backing fabric is so pretty. We’re watching the eclipse forecast like hawks. It seemed a little better today.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

That's such a perfect backing for your 2023 SAHRR! I hope you don't have to do too much to bring it up to size. I think we'll get about 60-70% of the eclipse here. Wish I knew where we put our eclipse glasses from 2017!

Linda said...

I read about the funnels south and east of you! I saw that system when it started ramping up west of you. Told my husband we need to move back to Oklahoma so I can have storms again. They went completely around us here in far north Texas.
How fun that you have a plan for the eclipse. It is so amusing to listen to the local meteorologists, who are actually apologetic about the cloudiness that is forecast here. We have our eclipse glasses ready just in case. ;)

Cheree @ The Morning Latte said...

Ah tornado season. Here we go! So far so good up here. We only got some rain--and I'd be happy with more of it!
The progress is looking good. That will be a lovely backing!
Enjoy the eclipse!

Rebecca Grace said...

Your Rhododendron quilt is beautiful and I am so smitten with the bird print backing fabric! Not sure what kind of surgery you are preparing for but I hope all goes well.