Monday, October 2, 2017
It's October already, and the goal for this week is to finish things. Look at the to-do list on the calendar and put a check mark besides as many things as possible. I must resist the temptation to add new things to the list as I check off old ones.
Wash dishes, check.
Replace burnt out light bulbs, check.
I have to admit I added those two things just so I could check them off!
I am not going to bore you with the household items on the list, but the list does include sandwiching some quilts, quilting some quilts, and binding some quilts. Yes, each of these steps is listed for each of the quilts, so I can get lots of checkmarks! Just sandwiching quilts will be a big accomplishment in getting them ready for the next phase, and will result in less work for me to do in the future.
The sandwiching of the seven day mystery quilt is done, and quilting has commenced. I have finished the walking foot portion - outlining all of the points, and will do some free motion work in the background areas. This is similar to what Anne Ida did. It would have been easier to do everything by free motion, but I still get nervous with starting free motion quilting, so having a small area to do that way makes me feel better. The pink backing fabric was a leftover when I used it as a backing fabric for another quilt, and was just the right size for this quilt.
Waiting in the wings are the present boxes (front) and the Adinkra (back) quilts. I have made enough blocks for the present boxes to make a quilt, and am deciding whether to make more blocks for a bigger quilt. I'm not sure that more will make it any better. I have leftover starters which might wind up being a separate, possibly simpler, red and white quilt.
Small Quilts and Doll Quilts. I don't have a design wall, but my current quilt doesn't need one, being under the needle.