Weekly To-Do #30 Listing
This is our 30th edition of our weekly to-do list. I have always been a list-maker, and I love checking things off. I would call this week a success. ~smile~
To-Do Tuesday for the week October 30th through November 6th:
- Sew block #18 in the Grandma’s Kitchen QAL – √ done
- Block #9 in I Wish You a Merry QAL – √ done
- Finish six microwave cozies – √ done
- Select a cross stitch pattern for the Christmas stocking – √ done
- Continue the Evening Star project – √ done
Block #18 in the Pat Sloan Grandma’s Kitchen quilt along is called The Fridge. It was a very easy block to piece and it is back to the 12.5″ unfinished size. I am partial to plaids so it was fun to use in this block. This was also a test piece for my quest to test press-seams-open versus press-to-one-side. Here’s the back with all the seams pressed open.
I am not really happy with the iron we have now. If I continue pressing seams open, I definitely need to get a different iron. If anyone has some iron suggestions, I would love to hear about it in the comments!
Block number nine in the I Wish You A Merry quilt along is called Reindeer Games, or Rudolph in my mind. I am conducting an informal experiment to test the theory of pressed open versus pressed to one side seams, and which is better. If I can determine that – there really isn’t a ‘better’ for every occasion. I’m using this block as one of my experimental blocks because several people on Facebook said this block was challenging. I didn’t find it to be all that challenging but I did carefully read and follow each step individually as I sewed this together. I think Rudy’s nose is too big . . .
Six microwave cozies seemed to be a bit ambitious when I looked at this week’s list on Thursday, since three weren’t even together yet. Fortunately, it rained on Saturday so I didn’t have to work on my outside chores. ~smile~ Pulling out the tomato plants can wait one more week, I guess. Truthfully, I was wondering what would happen if I left it over the winter . . . but then who would want to start out the Spring that way?! Hmm. Anyhoo, here are six cozies waiting to be shipped to my sister-in-law:
This sounds like a snap; an easy to cross off item or a list gimme, if you will. Right?! We actually do put a lot of thought and consideration into the pattern selection so that it makes sense with what Mom and Dad’s stocking show. The whole family should have a theme or commonality to their stockings. We did pick the design, but I can’t share it yet – Dominic’s mom reads this blog sometimes, and so does Helena from Dad’s work! They might spill the beans; but here is the stocking all ripped apart so I can make it a quilted stocking (thank you Peggy Cooper for the suggestion!). Also, you can see the embroidery floss colors being used in his design:
The fabric finally came from the Oshkosh shop on Monday – way too late for an October finish. You would think that I would have all the pieces together that we already had cut out, wouldn’t you? Umm, no. I did select all the nine-patch blocks to be included in this quilt top. A final layout still remains to be determined but now there is a new month with 30 days to figure that out. Right?! So our official November OMG is to piece the quilt top for Evening Star. Finally, I have started sewing the star points together again.
Sue’s Mom, or GG to Dominic, did not have a baby quilt. What?!?! How did that escape us? So there is an urgent need (!!) for her to receive a quilt, STAT. The quilting on one of the animal panels has jumped to the front of the list.
November OMG Goal:
- Complete the Evening Star quilt top – all 20 blocks sewn together
To-Do November 6th through 12th:
- Sew block #19 in the Grandma’s Kitchen QAL
- Block #10 in the I Wish You A Merry QAL
- Finish six more microwave cozies
- Start quilting GG’s quilt
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