To-Do Tuesday #73 and Weekly List Update
Join us today for the 73rd linky party post and the 193rd weekly To-Do Tuesday list and update. It’s also the very last one for 2020! We had 24 friends link up last week! Gladys Taber wrote, “Contentment is a list with half of it crossed off.”
To-Do December 22nd through 28th:
- Seriously, finish the light-blue baby quilt ruler work
- Sew the Herringbone runner into a finished top – √ Done
- Advance the 4-Patch Plus quilt – √ Done
I hate ruler work. I’m never doing it again and I’m throwing all my rulers away. Okay, maybe I’m storing them in the bag that hangs off my sewing table and not looking at them again for a long, long, long, LONG time. After that buildup, you can’t possibly be surprised to hear that I didn’t finish the ruler work quilting on the light blue baby quilt. Shocking. I did give it a good go though or another fair attempt. New needle and ruler foot as close as possible to the quilt. So close I couldn’t move into the intersection of the different blocks. The thread skipped like crazy. After the fourth attempt in the same block, I decided to bail before the fabric was so severely pierced it couldn’t be salvaged.
I took to my blue water-soluble pen and white chalk to mark the ruler lines. That coupled with my walking foot got the quilting back on track. Amazingly, it is all complete except for the binding being sewn down. It should easily be a finish before the 31st in spite of all the roadblocks it threw at me.
Here’s another project that I’m not really enamored with any longer. The runner is all together and now needs to be paired with a backing so it can get in line for quilting. Behind PIA #1 in case there is any question about its rank. After my last quilting experience, this one might wait a bit before it is completely finished.
Advancing the 4-Patch Plus quilt meant Sue adding more squares to the design wall. Yup, that’s all that happened this week with five days in a row with no sewing room action. I’m starting to sound like I’m wearing a bit of a scowl, aren’t I?! Time to turn it around and enjoy the pretty fabrics of this project! Perhaps just a wee bit of sewing happened before the end of the day on Monday – enough to be considered as advancing and have row one altogether.
Stay-At-Home Round Robin
The big announcement for the Stay-At-Home Round Robin (SAHRR) comes on January 1st which is a mere three days away. We hope you’ll join in the fun of a round-robin quilt without any mailing involved. Perhaps you have an orphan block lying about or maybe you have a favorite block you’d like to highlight as the center of a quilt. Give it a wee bit of thought . . . more to come soon!
This month, we have been working on the light-blue batik baby quilt. The backing has been found, layering is complete, and quilting has sort of commenced. Fingers crossed – we will be linking up with Patty at Elm Street Quilts by the end of this month. We thank her for the linky party and inspiration and we’ll definitely be joining her in 2021!
To-Do December 29th through January 4th:
- Finish the newly named PIA baby quilt for our December OMG
- Work on the pretty, mood-altering 4-Patch Plus quilt
- Sew the most recent Pieces From the Past Double Cross block
- Get ready for SAHRR!
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- Share your post or Instagram photo in the linky tool
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Click here for To-Do Tuesday #73 linky party!
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