To-Do #52+27 Weekly Recap Update
This is our 79th edition of our weekly to-do list. We share this post on Beth’s Cooking Up Quilts website on Mondays, and Christine’s Stitch All the Things website on Tuesdays. Check it out as other friends post their to-do lists as well! ~smile~
To-Do for the week of October 8th through 14th:
- Start quilting Plus Playtime quilt for Luke – √ done
- Sew Up From Here blocks together – √ done
- Sew many leaves for Baby Girl’s quilt – √ done
This Plus Playtime quilt seems so much bigger than the first one we made, at least now that it’s time to quilt it. I decided to quilt each of the smaller plus signs with different quilt patterns. Or at least different patterns for those plus signs near each other. I discovered that it is very hard to see stippling with black thread on black fabric. Here is a few of the designs I attempted and the quilt is about one-third complete.
In the solid black background plus symbol I am doing straight-line(ish) quilting. By using the edge of the FMQing foot, I discovered I can do fairly straight lines and then stitch-in-the-ditch over for the next line. I kind of enjoy the small loop in the larger loop pattern as it is very easy and forgiving to stitch.
These four blocks are now a flimsy, with seams pressed open on the back. I can’t help but notice there is a lot of open space to be quilted. Hmm, how shall I quilt this? That’s a worry for another day. ~smile~
Baby Girl’s giraffe quilt calls for leaves, leaves and more leaves. Ugg, they are not my favorite thing to stitch around I’m sorry to say. So much time spent stitching slowly, but these will look so cute when they are all complete. Someday.
We did pick our Elm Street Quilts’ October OMG goal. We posted about it last week, in this Our October 2018 OMG Goal and we selected the Las Vegas Leaves to complete. Thanks to the Craftsy/Bluprint free access last week, I think I found the perfect quilting pattern to use on this flimsy.
To-Do October 15th through 21st:
- Start quilting the October OMG
- Continue sewing leaves for Baby Girl’s quilt
- Check our Fireburst blocks to see if we made them correctly – Sue is not convinced!
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