To Do Tuesday

Playing along with Texas Quilt Gal for To-Do Tuesday!

Last Week

  1. Quilt Baby Dresden √
  2. Start Baby Quilt #4 X
  3. Quilt the guild items X
  4. Squirrel: Sunflower Pillow √
  5. Boating √

The 2022 Challenge quilt was completed and presented last week. What fun it was. I threw Dresden on the frame and got quilting!! And I spent Saturday finishing a block I made into a pillow for the rocker. Reveal soon. We took the boat our Sunday with some friends, a lovely afternoon of overcast skies, but that meant a calmer lake.

This Week:

  1. Quilt something
  2. Start Baby Quilt #4
  3. More Guild items
  4. Finish piecing Kim Diehl Mystery
  5. Squirrel?

I have 2 baby quilts to quilt for a friend and a charity quilt to do for another friend, so quilting is paramount right now. With a Baby Shower on the 27th I need to get the baby quilt made!! Eek! And more items for the guild sale in November. I need to decide how to finish this mystery, I think this is my plan below, but you never know with me. LOL And for fun, find a Squirrel from my list and just going crazy! I need a little crazy right now.

Sunday Report

Sewing Stats
Fabric In: +.72
Fabric Out: -.70
Net Fabric: +.02
Destash: -0
Fabric YTD: +18.96
Spending YTD: $1287.75

In: Fabric Remnant and Pillow Cover. The cover is perfect for a quilt block or appliqué design.

Out: Faded Star 2022 Challenge and Dresden Baby Quilt. Another quilt as I go and make it up as I quilt project. LOL And a pillow for my rocker was finished, but I will save that for Friday in case I don’t get the baby quilt finished by then. I am almost halfway done quilting on it, so it shouldn’t be a problem to finish before Friday.

Squish was having fun with G-eep the other night.

In other news, we hit the concert venue again, this time I went for Foreigner, and then had to sit through Kid Rock. Now, I will say, KR was a great show, if you ignored the incessant swearing. But Foreigner was a hard act to follow for me since I lived through the era of their music. They were the opener so they didn’t play their full set, bummer! But I still knew every song they played. Next concert is Evanescence, coming with Korn. I am going for Evanescence and likely leaving after that. LOL

Friday FOs

My guild has a yearly Challenge which has set parameters to use when creating our project. The first year I participated we put 3 Fat Quarters in a bag and handed off to the Program Chair. She distributed them to different members and we made something with the FQs. On the reveal day the maker showed the project and many didn’t even recognize it was their fabrics! LOL I made these items with the FQs I had in the bag. We were allowed to add fabric, so I used scraps and the background pieces.

The next year the rules were, choose a block using the 1st initial of first name and a color palette using the 1st initial of last name. For me it was Maltese Cross-C, and my main fabric had a “B”lue background-B. You were allowed to add fabrics to coordinate.

Last year was our 10th anniversary, so 10 was the challenge. To interpret how you wanted. I used 10 fabrics and overlapped them for a transparency effect. What I hoped was a transparency look. This meant buying lots of colors of Grunge, oh the hardship! Some transitions were slight, some were bold.

This year’s Challenge was “Your First”. We were to bring in our 1st quilt if possible and then interpret that into a Challenge quilt. I don’t even remember mine, so I fell back on an early quilt that I made 4 times. One for my aunts, my mom, and myself.

I used knife edge instead of binding, I sucked at binding, LOL. I did SITD in the star and borders, marked a motif in the background areas.

My 2022 Challenge

The good? I used a Fat 8ths bundle I got as my H2H prize. The bad? The limited amount made for a limited placement of fabrics. Oh well, it’s more vibrant in person, hard to capture with lighting.

Faded Star 2022