To-Do Tuesday #226 Weekly Update
Join us today for the 226th 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 14th – 20th:
- Make the five stars for ballerina quilt – √ Done
- Get the final border on – PLEASE!! – √ Done
Five stars . . . a stack o’ stars. Woohoo! The picture doesn’t capture just how pretty the solid Bella yellow is but it’s like a stick of butter. Not too light, not too dark . . . just perfect. I smile every time I look at it – it truly does shine. One thing to check off the to-do list out of two items is a “good thing.”
The final borders . . . are they finished or not?? What do you think?? I had to put my big girl panties on and buckle down. If our September OMG is ever to near completion, these borders need to be done. Our first attempt wasn’t too successful . . . and neither was the second attempt. The three-starred border was about an inch too short. Then we remeasured and it was too long. How is that possible?? The stars are exactly 10.5″ – I checked. The quilt top is 85″ long – we triple-checked. The equation is 10.5 + 27.75 + 10.5 + 27.75 + 10.5 – 2 (for the four seams) = 85. We walked away . . . to calm down . . there may have been some muttering.
Then, out of desperation, we tried the first piece again. Magically, it worked. The third time’s the charm! We cut another section the same size and it also work. Why?? Who cares . . . both sides are on as are the narrower top and bottom borders. While there’s still a week+ for quilting, that may not happen – it’s too warm! The falling temperature due later this week may help, though.
A little Extra – because I’ve been a slacker lately
Once I opened the package I wanted to start a new project. Immediately. At nearly the same time, Katy and Deanna launched this new quilt-along called Two By Four QAL. Hmm. It’s the stars all in alignment, again. This is a meant-to-be QAL that we just had to join in. Last Sunday, after the littles went home, instead of sewing we did MATH again. Is a 20 FQ bundle enough to make a 60″ x 80″ quilt? Not quite. 22 would be perfect, assuming equal light and dark values. Now this project is going on the list for next week, although it will be an ongoing sew-at-my-leisure project. In theory anyway, because I’m not all that great at having projects hanging around for a long time. Sue is giving me the side-eye. Oh, really?!! Then why are all those quilts awaiting quilting?? Well . . . that’s a tale for another day. Not today. HAHA!
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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. Who can tell if this will make the deadline or not?!!
To-Do for the week of September 21st through 27th:
- Join the Two By Four QAL (a wee bit late) – start cutting
- Dare I say, quilt Addison’s ballerina project for an OMG finish?!!
- More applique on some seasonal table toppers
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