To-Do Tuesday #225 Weekly Update
Join us today for the 225th weekly To-Do Tuesday list and update. Gladys Taber wrote, “Contentment is a list with half of it crossed off.” This week and going forward, we are joining Linda who is hosting the To-Do Tuesday linky party.
To-Do for last week September 7th – 13th:
- Add the final borders to Addison’s ballerina quilt – Nope
- Continue appliqué on a Halloween table topper – √ Done
- Maybe layer and start quilting ballerina??!! – HAHAHAHAHA!
When we did a mock test on the size of Addison’s ballerina quilt over the holiday weekend, we determined that it absolutely did need a final border.
The idea we have is to incorporate stars into the two side borders. Originally, they were to be added to the top and bottom edges but the quilt is already long enough. We made a test star block that will finish at 10″. Since we are satisfied with the test block, only five more needed to be made. My Sue sous chef was unavailable so I had to cut all the pieces myself. WOW – I missed her!
I got a chance to use Allison’s diagonal tape to make the star points, a.k.a. half-square triangles. The tape works very niftily – not a single mark is needed to sew all 20 pairs of HSTs. Cool, huh?!
That’s about as far as I got. Well, technically, I cut them apart and ironed them. When it came time for trimming I was distracted by a squirrel project that I can’t share. So, the final borders will have to wait for next week, I guess.
While I have been having some fun doing appliqué on the two Halloween table toppers, I can’t share any more photos. Why not, you ask?! Because we are going to be joining Carol at Just Let Me Quilt and her Ghastly Ghouls blog hop in October. Our day will be on Thursday, October 21st so you’ll have to wait until then for show and tell. That’s pretty rotten but they will be worth the wait, I think.
This third to-do item was fairly ambitious especially considering that work is still nutso crazy busy. This certainly did not happen, mostly because the final borders aren’t on – see #1. Sue and I did make time for a bonus yoga session on Wednesday night. I am quite proud of us for that AND even more that we’re planning for another one this week, too. Our Saturday morning session had all three of us feeling superb for the entire day.
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For Patty’s Elm Street Quilts OMG linky party for September, we will attempt to finish Addison’s ballerina quilt. Getting it all complete by the end of the month sounds like just about the time she will need to snuggle underneath a warmer, big girl quilt. Good thing there is still half of the month left for a finish.
To-Do for the week of September 14th through 20th:
- Make 5 stars for ballerina quilt – please, make them!!
- Get the final borders on – just get the quilt top done
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