To-Do #52+30 Weekly Recap Update
This is our 82nd 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 29th through November 4th:
- Layer Up From Here – √ done
- Continue working on Baby Girl’s quilt – √ done
- Sew Fireburst together (and maybe layer it?) – √ done
Up From Here, our choice for the latest low-key QAL has been layered. What an accomplishment, heh?! Layering is actually one of my least favorite parts of the quilting process. Necessary yes! I’ll bet you’re wondering what we chose for the backing. Me, too! HAHAHAHA. Here’s a photo of the layering process and specifically the backing. Of course I forgot to take a picture once complete. I wouldn’t want to have to unfold it just for a picture, right?!
This fabric is SOOOOOO nice. It’s from the Fat Quarter shop and is 108″ wide. Beautiful neutral swirls or possibly spirals. I could just quilt following the backside pattern and ignore the front all together. Hmmm. Overlapping spirals – don’t I want something similar on another quilt, like Rainy Days?!
The appliqué process has just started with George the Giraffe. Since the leaves were finished last week, we determined that we made enough. George and his tree need to be buttonholed first, so here we go. George is all pinned on the gray background. Missing are his face and tail, plus his friendly smile and eyes. We like George facing the tree, checking out which leaf to eat next.
Fireburst has nine blocks, or your basic three by three layout. By my count, only eight seams will be sewn to get it all together. This needed to be a weekly to-do goal?! Wow. Does that tell you anything about my sewing motivation of late? As I told Tish who is the wonderful designer and host of this QAL, I am hoping this flimsy whispers to me how it wants to be quilted. Somewhere during the week my mojo came back kinda . . . so layering did happen but no quilting whispering. Or I may be deaf. Did I mention that I don’t like layering? Sue doesn’t either. Why did we do four of them at one time?? No picture but at least there’s proof that all the seams are indeed together.
We chose to finish Luke’s Plus Playtime as our November OMG. It is great that one half of the small plus signs are quilted now. Woohoo!
To-Do November 5th through 11th:
- Pumpkin blog hop this week – free pattern available on Thursday
- Get little George all buttonholed and maybe the tree too
- FMQ a few more Plus signs
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