I've liked moving my To Do List (or goals as I call it...) to Tuesday evening. It feels like I have a couple of extra days to get things done. For some reason it didn't help me all that much this week. Sigh. Here's last week's list and my successes (and
Quilt another one of my quilts and bind it -- didn’t happen
Bind last week’s quilt✔️
Finish all Migrating Geese blocks, start sewing blocks together✔️ the 5 columns are sewn together. Unfortunately I need to buy some fabric to go with them before I can continue.
Start a new baby quilt✔️ Here are the fabrics I pulled. I finished cutting out the center of parts.
It's hard to see but at the very top are two different fabrics I'm considering for the thin border between the blocks and the main border that will be the bunny fabric. The bunnies are a browned grey -- hard to find that exact color in the stash. I'll keep you posted.
Finish Wonky Family quilt Progress made but not done yet. See below for a peak at the almost finished quilt.
And here's what I'll be working on this week.
Quilt one of my quilts
Begin customer’s quilt
Finish baby quilt top
Quilt Wonky Family quilt
Pick a new UFO and start working on it
They seem doable to me. I finally have purchased a new tablet for Ruthie, the long arm. I have had some annoying problems with her although the issues had work arounds and I put up with them for quite a while before I found out what might really be causing them. The computer was 6 years old and had 2 MB Ram. Not really enough for the upgrade from several years ago. Hopefully my tech guru will be able to set up the new tablet and get all the programs and data moved and I will be good to go. I want to try it on one of my quilts first, rather than a customer quilt. I may be singing and dancing by next week if this works.
I thought I'd share a tip I read in a Facebook group. It makes so much sense to me. Someone recommended putting a weight on your ruler when cutting. Oh yea! That really helped me. So I now keep this 5 lb weight on my cutting table and plop it on a ruler when I start cutting. Hey, and I get a little weight lifting done too.
My cutting table is big enough to have 2 cutting areas. See the purple mat behind the front section? I almost always have that cleared off so I have someplace to cut. But the front section often becomes the repository of stuff - especially scraps, things I didn't want to deal with right away and junk. Fast forward several more months and the stack of blocks (shark block on top) had been put away, or did they get put into a top? The ties for the masks had been used or put away. New things had been piled up. I decided it really was time to clear off the mess!
Ahhh. It is usable again. I actually put things away (or threw away) and dusted all the threads and dust bunnies off. That's the top of the Wonky Family quilt. Hopefully it won't take long to finish it.
Not a bad week at all. I'm pleased I got several projects moved forward. I finished a couple of books. (I was tickled to listen to Squeeze Me by Carl Hiaasen that came out last week. Lucky me! I was the first one to reserve it and the library got it right after I put my reserve in.)
Here are the linky parties I have (or will be) linking to: To Do Tuesday, Midweek Makers, and Needle and Thread Thursday. Take a look at what's going on in Blog land. (So, posting Tuesday night works for me but I won't be able to link to the other blogs until Wed and Thursday.)
Happy Quilting All! Bonnie