4th of July To-Do Tuesday Edition #12
Happy 4th of July! I hope you are enjoying this Independence Day. This is our 12th to-do edition. Here is last week’s to-do list – someone said it was extensive but I had FIVE days off (in a row!):
To-Do Tuesday for the week June 27th – July 3rd:
- New Pat Sloan quilt-along starts 6/28 – follow the first week’s direction(s), share our fabrics and encourage you to join in – no and I’m miffed
- Quilt the baby quilt for the tutorial – started
- Appliqué the Cubs cub on the quilt center – √ quilt top together
- Start sewing strips for the PRF (pinwheel rail fence) quilt – √
- Enjoy our village fireworks on July 3rd – VERY important!! – √
Well, I’m a little miffed. We forgot to get the white fabric and didn’t like the gingham we picked out so I ordered some from MSQC. On 6/28 I might add. The order STILL says the fabric is being cut. Really?? I could have walked to our local quilt shop at least 40 times back and forth by now – even carrying the fabric. Cripes. So, I did not make the first square yet and I’m about to be not making square two. Geez.
Maybe someday I’ll share our fabric with you, and try to encourage you to join in. ~sigh~ I guess I can still do that though. Wouldn’t it be fun if you joined in? You’ll have all the blocks for a lap size quilt by Thanksgiving. You can post your special block on our Facebook page for thousands to see (that is a HUGE exaggeration). I would be thrilled to death. How’s that?! And here is Pat Sloan’s website to check out the details. The theme is Grandma’s Kitchen. Come on, join us please . . .
I have been dithering around for over a week, trying to decide which quilt design to use. You would think my life depended on it, now that it’s part of a tutorial. Geez. Susan finally said why don’t you try a big X and then follow the lines to the edge. Okay, I can do that. Or I thought I could.
Stitch an X in the quilt top. First attempt – the bobbin is in wrong and I get globs of thread on the back. Rip out. Second attempt – many wrinkles on the back even though it is basted. Rip out. Third attempt – one half of the X done or / you might say. I can do this, right?? Fourth attempt – after rebasting and smoothing to death, HUGE wrinkle as I approach the middle / line. Okay. Stop and restart from the center line with more wrinkles. OMG – rip again. Take a break! Fifth attempt – center line to the edge successful. Sixth attempt – center line to the other edge. Good grief – finally an X. Here is the thread glob and what the quilt top looks like after a DAY OF QUILTING. ~smile~ I’m using brown thread:
The Cub’s Clark quilt in waiting to be quilted. Did you know that the Cub’s mascot, the cute little bear cub, has a name? His name is Clark. Do you think any of the MILLION Cub fans that I know – and some who read this blog – might have clued us in? No! We finally had to Google it. I got tired of stumbling around describing this quilt. It is so much easier now that it has a name. Cub’s Clark quilt? Clark Cub’s quilt? I like the first one because the second one sounds like it belongs to Clark. It does not. Here is a peak before the quilting . . . which is going to be amazing. IMHO.
Pinwheel fence rail quilt is moving along. I need to sew 36 strip sets, and 5 are done. Woohoo, we’re on our way. Sue has cut them and we asked opinions on the layout:
It was pretty much a tie. Then we figured out – by looking at the pattern(!!) – that both pinwheels show up in the layout. So everyone wins and we use their opinion. ~blushing~
Fireworks! I love fireworks. They are just the best and even more fun when shared with people you love. I hope you had a happy 4th if you are in the USA.
To-Do Tuesday starting July 4th:
- Continue on Pinwheel Fence Rail quilt
- Make block 1 and 2 for the QAL – or else!!
- Finish quilting the tutorial quilt – grrr!
- Make mug rugs and microwave cozies for shower
I’ll give you an update on these projects next Tuesday, July 11th.