Works in Progress: some finishes

I love checking things off The List.  And you know what, I don’t think I added anything major to the list this week either.  Yay!  Here’s what it looked like last week:

1.  Road Trip Quilt Along: create back.  No progress.  However, I *think* I actually have enough fabric to create the back, so we’ll go from there.

2.  Be Free Bees free form quilt robin: finish top.  No progress.  I still have trouble putting things for me on the priority list.  Though, one of my finishes this week was for me, so that’s nice.  Of course, I was also the stop on a blog hop, so that’s really why I finished it.

3.  Quilt for Brian.  No progress.  I want to finish Brian’s quilt before his house his rebuilt and he posted a picture of a backhoe on his lot this week, so I guess the clock is officially ticking.

4.  Equilateral triangle hexagon block tutorial.  Some progress.  I stopped by Kim‘s house earlier this week for a bit and had hoped to finish a mei tai, but I forgot a key piece so I worked on this instead.  5.  English paper piecing Rose Star wall hanging.  Finished.  My stop on the blog hop was today.  I LOVE how it turned out.
6.  Mei tais
6a. for Gaby #1.  Finished.  
6b. for Gaby #2.  No progress.  
6c: for Kathleen.  Minimal progress.  I had to procure strap fabric for this one.  I now have all the materials I need.  This is for a friend’s baby shower, which is the first week of November, so I’d like to finish this week.

7.  Laundry bag for Virginia.  Finished.  She’s already tried it out and loves it.  Apparently, it holds laundry as well as it holds a small child.  Success.
8.  4×5 Bee Blocks.  Minimal progress.  
8a.  Samples: hexagon + boxes.  One finished; one begun.
What should I name the above quilt block??  It needs a name.  

8b.  Blocks for bee members (5).  No progress.

9. Gathered clutches.  No progress.

10.  Luna Bags: the Essential Tote.  No progress.  But I have a special request for a tote.  The fabric was provided for me, and I’m really excited about it.

And now The List looks like this:

1.  Road Trip Quilt Along: create back.
2.  Be Free Bees free form quilt robin: finish top
3.  Quilt for Brian.
4.  Mei tais
4a. for Gaby #2
4b. for Kathleen
5.  Equilateral triangle hexagon block tutorial
6.  4×5 Bee Blocks
6a.  Samples: hexagon + boxes
6b.  Blocks for bee members (5)
7. Gathered clutches.
8.  Luna Bags: the Essential Tote
8a. Gracie tote

Lots of other works in progress around the blogsphere.  Check out some of them at Freshly Pieced!

 

Works in Progress

Last week, The List jumped back into the double digits.  That’s no surprise, though.  A “normal” list for me usually hovers around a dozen projects in the works.  Here’s what happened this week.

1.  Road Trip Quilt Along: baste and quilt top.  Some progress.
When I put this on The List, I failed to remember one critical step: a quilt need a back.  So, no basting or quilting happened, but I did start piecing some of my scraps for the back.  I need more solid fabric to finish it off.

2. Gathered clutches.  Some progress.  There are three uncompleted clutches in the works, but only of these will be for my Etsy shop.  The other two are commissioned by a friend.  One must be done by Friday.  Rush order!
3.  Luna Bags: the Essential Tote.  No progress.

4.  Be Free Bees free form quilt robin: finish top.  No progress.  I needed to order some purple for one of my borders.  It just came in today.

5.  Quilt for Brian.  No progress.  We’re steady at 7 blocks made by me, two that were sent to me by others.

6.  Equilateral triangle hexagon block tutorial.  No progress.

7.  Safe Motherhood Quilt Project block.  Some progress.  This is almost finished.  I have one line of embroidery left to complete and then I will send it off.
8.  English paper piecing Rose Star wall hanging.  Some progress.  I’ve begun basting the pieces to the paper templates.
9.  Mei tais.  Some progress.
9a. for Jessica: mail.  On the way. 
9b. for Gaby #1.  Straps are finished.
9c. for Gaby #2
10.  Laundry bag for Virginia.  Progress.  This is finished except for adding the velcro for attaching the bag to the frame.

11.  4×5 Bee Blocks.  No progress.  Unless you count picking out some fabrics for the sample blocks as progress.  Picking fabrics for my bee members’ blocks would be better progress!

11a.  Samples: hexagon + boxes
11b.  Blocks for bee members (5)

Here’s the updated version of The List:

1.  Road Trip Quilt Along: create back.
2. Gathered clutches.
3.  Luna Bags: the Essential Tote
4.  Be Free Bees free form quilt robin: finish top
5.  Quilt for Brian.
6.  Equilateral triangle hexagon block tutorial
7.  Safe Motherhood Quilt Project block.
8.  English paper piecing Rose Star wall hanging.
9.  Mei tais
9a. for Gaby #1
9b. for Gaby #2
ADDING: 9c: for Kathleen
10.  Laundry bag for Virginia
11.  4×5 Bee Blocks
11a.  Samples: hexagon + boxes
11b.  Blocks for bee members (5)
ADDING:  12. Tutu (for me).  Really.  I’ve decided to cave to peer pressure and wear a tutu for my upcoming half marathon.  This is a really good thing for me.  I will be 20 weeks pregnant on race day.  It is a physical reminder that I am doing this race “just for fun” and to calm down the competitive beast within.
Check out more great works in progress at Freshly Pieced!

 

Works in Progress: a variety of projects

You’ll have to excuse the poorly lit, nighttime photographs and the lateness of this Wednesday post.  I forgot that the batteries on my camera had died so I needed to charge it up before I could take photos, and well, the day tends to fill up pretty quickly with preschool, playtime and dance class, a toddler who decided she was, in fact, not going to nap today and then dinner and bedtime and all that good stuff!

Anyway, here’s what The List looked like last week:

1.  Road Trip Quilt Along: finish quilt top.  Finished!  This is a partial photo.  I’ll have to get some better photos in the daylight later this week.  I’m thrilled to have this finished top, but now I need to baste and quilt it!2. Gathered clutches.  No progress.  I want to make increasing my number of these a priority in the next couple weeks because I will open my Etsy shop in exactly two weeks and I’d love to stock a couple!

3.  Luna Bags: the Essential Tote.  Minimal progress.  I finished one more.  It’s pretty, using a Dear Stella fabric on the outside and a tan denim on the inside.
 4.  Be Free Bees free form quilt robin: finish top.  No progress.  I do have a plan though, so that might be sort of progress?

5.  Quilt for Brian.  No progress.  However, I did get two blocks in the mail from others, including one all the way from Australia.

6.  Equilateral triangle hexagon block tutorial.  No progress.  However, the 4×5 Bee has just begun, and I plan on working on this tutorial for the bee.

7.  Safe Motherhood Quilt Project block.  Some progress.  I have created the text, and drawn it on the block with my disappearing pen, as well as begun the embroidery.
8.  English paper piecing Rose Star wall hanging.  Some progress.  I have all the papers and the corresponding fabric shapes cut out.  I started basting a few today during dance class.  I wanted to show you a picture, but I brought my bag of paper pieces home and put it somewhere where the toddler wouldn’t get into it.  Now I can’t find it.  I’m blaming it on “pregnancy brain,” but regardless, no photo of progress.

9.  Mei tais.  Progress.  Actually, I’m thrilled with what I’ve done on these this week.  I’m feeling like a mei tai Rock Star.  Jessica’s is finished!  The parts are all cut out for both of Gaby’s and the straps are finished for one of the them (which is big, because the straps take a huge proportion of the time required to make a mei tai, and they are the most tedious.
9a. for Jessica.  Finished!
9b. for Gaby #1.  Some progress.  
9c. for Gaby #2.  Minimal progress.  

Sleeping hoods for both of Gaby’s mei tais:
Here’s The List heading into next week:

1.  Road Trip Quilt Along: baste and quilt top.  I need to get some means of basting other than my straight pins for a quilt this large.  Basting pins?  Basting spray?  What do you think?
2. Gathered clutches.
3.  Luna Bags: the Essential Tote
4.  Be Free Bees free form quilt robin: finish top
5.  Quilt for Brian.
6.  Equilateral triangle hexagon block tutorial
7.  Safe Motherhood Quilt Project block.
8.  English paper piecing Rose Star wall hanging.
9.  Mei tais
9a. for Jessica: mail
9b. for Gaby #1
9c. for Gaby #2

Adding:
10.  Laundry bag for Virginia
11.  4×5 Bee Blocks
11a.  Samples: hexagon + boxes
11b.  Blocks for bee members (5)

 

Works in Progress: A slow week

Well, I spent too many nights this week staring aimlessly at the computer and wasting time instead of enjoying myself in my sewing room and managing some productivity.  Too bad.  No idea where the motivation was this week.  I think I need to find some time to run a little bit more.  Amazing how running, which you would think might drain your energy, actually improves it.  Hmmm …

Here’s what The List looked like last week:

1.  Road Trip Quilt Along: order fabric for final border + finish quilt top.  Some progress.  That is, if sitting at the computer and clicking “Buy” counts as progress.  Ha.  Fabric is on the way and then I can move on with this.

2. Gathered clutches.  No progress.  Again.  I almost stayed up late to make one last night just I wouldn’t have to write “no progress” here again, but bah!  I was crippled by that lack-of-motivation bug I mentioned.

3.  Luna Bags: the Essential Tote.  Progress.  I finished two of these this week.  I am determined to open my Etsy Shop on my birthday, October 17th, even if I only have 2 items to list.  It has been a long standing goal of mine, and dammit, it’s time!
4.  Be Free Bees free form quilt robin: finish top.  No progress.

5.  Quilt for Brian.  Some progress.  I managed to finish a few more blocks (they really are easy to put together!) and am now up to 7.  Which seems significant until I realize I need 42.

6.  Equilateral triangle hexagon block tutorial.  No progress.  Planning on writing this up for the 4×5 Bee.

7.  Safe Motherhood Quilt Project block.  Progress.  I’ve made the block.  The finished dimensions are 12 x 16 inches.  I intend to embroider the name and date of death of the woman in whose honor I’m making this block.
8.  Kid’s play oven mitt tutorial.  No progress.  This idea is cold on the back burner.  I’m taking it off the list.

9.  English paper piecing Rose Star wall hanging.  Some progress.  I have the paper pattern pieces all cut out and have decided on fabric placement.  I also volunteered to pick up one of the empty days on the Travellig PicStitch Blog Hop.  I’m not completely sure how wise this was considering I have NO experience with English Paper Piecing, but I’m just going to jump on in and see how it goes!

10.  Mei tais.  Some progress.  Jessica’s fabric has arrived and has been pre washed.  Gaby’s is ordered and on the way as of today.
10a. for Jessica
10b. for Gaby #1
10c. for Gaby #2

So, The List remains the same as last week.  Actually, one item less since I’m taking something off without completing it.  Illusion of accomplishment.

1.  Road Trip Quilt Along: finish quilt top.
2. Gathered clutches.
3.  Luna Bags: the Essential Tote
4.  Be Free Bees free form quilt robin: finish top
5.  Quilt for Brian.
6.  Equilateral triangle hexagon block tutorial
7.  Safe Motherhood Quilt Project block.
8.  English paper piecing Rose Star wall hanging.
9.  Mei tais
9a. for Jessica
9b. for Gaby #1
9c. for Gaby #2

Other fun progress happening you can check out at Freshly Pieced!

Works in Progress: and The List gets longer again

Well, I had a couple weeks there where I finished a thing or two and actually didn’t add anything to my to do list.  Whaaaat?  All that is over with several new additions to The List.  Don’t get me wrong, this is definitely not an unhappy thing.  As it turns out, I always enjoy having several irons in the fire; give me some variety to my sewing.  But I was feeling pretty accomplished as The List was shrinking a little (it was even below 10!).

Here’s what The List looked like last week:

1.  Road Trip Quilt Along: put together quilt top.  Almost finished.  I put a lot of time into this this week to get all my blocks sashed and sewn together.

I wanted it make it slightly longer than wide, so I added the scrappy sections at the top and bottom.  I’ve added a small yellow border, and I’m going to finish it with a wider border using Michael Miller heuvos, which I used in several blocks in the quilt.  I’m out, though, so I have to order some more.

2. Gathered clutches.  No progress.  
3.  Luna Bags: the Essential Tote.  Some progress.  I finished two this week and also sewed up the lining of several others.  I am going to open my Etsy store for my birthday (October 17th), even if I only have two items there!

4.  Be Free Bees free form quilt robin addition for Jenny.  Finished.  The last two quilts to which I added have been sent home and I have mine in my hands as well.  Now, I have to finish my free form quilt.  I’m still trying to decide exactly what I want to do about a border.  Any suggestions?

 5.  Clean the sewing room.  Finished enough.  It is clean enough that I could vacuum the floor in there this week, so we shall call that a success!  Actually, I lost my rotary cutter this week, and cleaned even more in an attempt to find it, so that worked out well.  Especially since I also managed to locate Katy-the-one-armed-baby’s missing arm!
6.  Quilt for Brian.  Some progress.  I finished one more block, and I also have two blocks on the way made by some ladies in the Quilting for a Cause Flickr group.  Brian’s home was destroyed by wildfire this summer, so if you’d like to help by making a block for his quilt, click over to that post for details!

Two tutorials that I would like to complete, but are on the back burner right now:  No progress.  
7.  Equilateral triangle hexagon quilt block tutorial.  I’m going to leave this because I will sign up for the 4×5 Bee when it opens in October, and this is the block I will make for my group members.
8.  Kid’s play oven mitt tutorial.  Taking this off the list.  It’s just hanging out here, taking up a spot and I don’t see myself making it a priority in the near future.

I also finished 3 house blocks for Be a {Modern} Swapper that weren’t on the list last week.  I’m still laughing that I made a YURT!  I need to pop these in the mail in the next couple days.

Here’s what I’m adding:

*block for Safe Motherhood Quilt Project.  A really amazing project that I just discovered this week.  I will write more about it later.
*English paper piecing Rose Star.  I’ve never tried EPP, but Laura is hosting a blog hop featuring English paper piecing, and there are some times where I could use a little hand sewing project to work on.   The idea is to choose your fabrics based on the color inspiration from a photo.  I did that.

And I drew out the pieces of the Rose Star on freezer paper.  

But now I think I might want to go with a lower contrast color palette and keep it in the blues and greens range.  What do you think?

*mei tais.  I haven’t made any in awhile, but now I have one requested for my friend Jessica, and two for another friend, Gaby.

So, here is The List in it’s current state.

1.  Road Trip Quilt Along: order fabric for final border + finish quilt top.
2. Gathered clutches.
3.  Luna Bags: the Essential Tote
4.  Be Free Bees free form quilt robin: finish top
5.  Quilt for Brian.
6.  Equilateral triangle hexagon block tutorial
7.  Safe Motherhood Quilt Project block.
8.  Kid’s play oven mitt tutorial
9.  English paper piecing Rose Star wall hanging.
10.  Mei tais
10a. for Jessica
10b. for Gaby #1
10c. for Gaby #2

Works in Progress: still more finishes

It’s been a good week.  Finishing my quilts for the Free Form Quilt Robin, the Be Free Bees has been near the top of my priority list and I’m happy to say I’m nearly there.

Here’s what my list looked like last week:

1.  Road Trip Quilt Along Tutorial.  Finished!!  The last block of this QAL is done and that final tutorial will go up Friday.  I’m still leaving this item on The List because now I have to finish the quilt!
1a. Kentucky Chain for Friday.  Finished.  Tutorial is posted.
1b. West Virginia for next week: the last block!!  Finished.  Unlike past week, this is actually finished before Friday.  In other words, early.  What a concept.
2. Gathered clutches.  No progress.  Other priorities.
3.  Luna Bags: the Essential Tote.  No progress.  Ditto.
4.  Be Free Bees free form quilt robin additions.  Progress.  
4a. For Thea.  Finished.  This will be in the mail tomorrow.
4b.  For Jenny.  Progress.  Jenny’s quilt features several baskets.  I did some improvisational letters to read “A-Tisket A-Tasket.”  I am no longer on speaking terms with the letters “s”, lowercase “e”, and lowercase “a”.
5.  Clean the sewing room.  Some progress.  My goal this week is to get the floor clean enough actually vacuum in there.  Then I’ll call this “finished enough” and remove it from the list.
6.  Quilt for Brian.  No progress.  I had hoped to post details about this project this week, but it just didn’t happen.

Two tutorials that I would like to complete, but are on the back burner right now:  This is really just a place holder/reminder that I want to do this at some point.
7.  Equilateral triangle hexagon quilt block tutorial
8.  Kid’s play oven mitt tutorial

That leaves The List looking like this for next week:

1.  Road Trip Quilt Along: put together quilt top
2. Gathered clutches.
3.  Luna Bags: the Essential Tote
4.  Be Free Bees free form quilt robin addition for Jenny.
5.  Clean the sewing room.
6.  Quilt for Brian.

Two tutorials that I would like to complete, but are on the back burner right now:
7.  Equilateral triangle hexagon quilt block tutorial
8.  Kid’s play oven mitt tutorial

My list doesn’t have any fewer items, but with the completion of the blocks for the Road Trip Quilt Along and the Be Free Bees addition finish for Thea, it sure feels like it does.  After I finish my Road Trip quilt, I think I will bring back the Skill Builder Sampler I was working on once upon a time.  I have 6 blocks left to finish.

Check out what others have been working on at Freshly Pieced!

Works in Progress Wednesday

Quick!  Before Wednesday’s over!  What have I managed to accomplish this week?  I was feeling like I really got a lot done last week, but this week, even though I’ve had some big finishes, I’m not feeling like I was as productive.

Here’s The List from last week:

1.  Road Trip Quilt Along Tutorial
1a. Missouri for Friday.  Finished.  But it was late, and I’m kicking myself about that.  I’ve been posting my tutorials on Friday, but it didn’t happen until Monday this week.  I hadn’t begun it Wednesday, and then Thursday and Friday I tried to go to bed a little earlier since I had a race Saturday morning.  Then Saturday night, my husband had “the boys” over for campfire and cigars, and I usually say hello and then stay out of their hair, but they’re all teachers, and I hadn’t seen them all summer, so I stayed up and chatted.  Excuses, excuses.

1b. Kentucky for next week.  No progress.  Other than revisiting the block to figure out how I would write the tutorial.  I am sorry for my “I don’t like paper piecing” quilt along-ers, but there are 2 basic methods of putting this one together and they both involve paper piecing.

2. Gathered clutches.  No progress.  

3.  Luna Bags: the Essential Tote.  No progress.  Blargh.  I want to finish some of these!

4.  Hoopie swap project.  Finished!  Hooray!  And mailed!  Extra hooray!
 5.  Be Free Bees free form quilt robin additions.

5a. For Thea.  Some progress.  Half done with this one.
5b.  For Jenny.  No progress.  One at a time.  When I finish Thea’s, I’ll start on this one.

6.  Skirt for myself.  Finished.  Finished mere hours before the party I wanted to wear it to, but finished nonetheless.  Also took in my husband’s pants the day of the party.  Go me.
 7.  Clean the sewing room.  Er … Limited progress.  But enough that my 4-year-old noticed and commented about it being cleaner in there.  Ha!

Two tutorials that I would like to complete, but are on the back burner right now:  No progress.  
8.  Equilateral triangle hexagon quilt block tutorial
9.  Kid’s play oven mitt tutorial

I also made three 16 inch blocks for a quilt I will be making for my friend Brian.  He lost his home in the Waldo Canyon Fire in Colorado Springs this summer, and I feel like making a quilt is something useful I can do to show him I care and help him settle into a new place when he gets to that point again.  I’ll post more details about this in a few days.  I’m hoping to get some of my quilt-y friends to help me out with this project.

So, here’s what The List is looking like now:

1.  Road Trip Quilt Along Tutorial
1a. Kentucky Chain for Friday
1b. West Virginia for next week: the last block!!
2. Gathered clutches.
3.  Luna Bags: the Essential Tote
4.  Be Free Bees free form quilt robin additions.
4a. For Thea.
4b.  For Jenny.
5.  Clean the sewing room.
6.  Quilt for Brian.

Two tutorials that I would like to complete, but are on the back burner right now:
7.  Equilateral triangle hexagon quilt block tutorial
8.  Kid’s play oven mitt tutorial

You can see what others are up to by visiting Works in Progress Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.

Works in Progress: A good week!

Hey there!  I’m feeling pretty good about what I was able to accomplish in the sewing room this week.  The List is really not much shorter and I didn’t get around to cleaning as I had hoped, but I still managed to make a real progress on some projects.

Here’s what was on The List last week:

1.  Road Trip Quilt Along Tutorial
1a. Kansas for Friday.  Finished.  The tutorial is posted here.
1b. Missouri for next week.  No progress.  I still have today and tomorrow to work on this to have it posted by Friday.

2. Gathered clutches.  Finished (Round 1).  I have finished 7 of these.  Four of them are in the hands of their new owners, and three will be in my Etsy shop when it opens in October.  I’m leaving this item on the list because I would like to make more.
3.  Luna Bags: the Essential Tote.  No progress.  Things With Deadlines have taken precedence this week.

4.  Hoopie swap project.  Some progress.  I’m very close to finishing this project.  This week, I learned the raised fishbone stitch and added some leaves next to the flowers I had already made.  This is supposed to be in the mail to my swap partner by Friday, so it’s going to get some extra time over the next couple days.
5.  Binding for my rainbow double staircase quilt.  Finished.  Hooray!  I had checked this little quilt completely off my list, but now I think I might need to add a few more lines of quilting.  In Katie’s interview with Angela Walters (quilting expert), Angela indicated that denser quilting is better on something like a baby quilt that’s going to get a lot of love and washing.
6.  Be Free Bees free form quilt robin additions.
6a. For Thea.  Progress.  I had been struggling with this one because this is the last round for the Free Form Robin and Karen added some borders in the last round that finished it very nicely.  I didn’t really want to mess with that, so I ultimately decided to fill in some negative space with appliquéd circles and a little hand stitching.
6b.  For Jenny.  No progress.  I want to finish Thea’s first.  But I have a plan.  And that’s a good start.

7.  Skirt for myself.  Some progress.  I have the pieces cut out.  I actually did something for a project for myself.  Score!  I have to finish this week, though, if I want to wear it to the faculty party Tuesday (and I do!).
ADDING:

8.  Clean the sewing room.  It’s getting disasterous to the point where it’s difficult to work efficiently in there.  Yikes!  No progress.  I really have trouble making cleaning a priority when I could be using that time for other things.  The sewing room is still in a state of “Yikes!”

Two tutorials that I would like to complete, but are on the back burner right now:  No progress.  Still on the back burner.
9.  Equilateral triangle hexagon quilt block tutorial
10.  Kid’s play oven mitt tutorial

I also finished a project that wasn’t on The List.  My husband got a digital writing pad to use in his Chemistry classes and he requested a padded sleeve to protect it when he takes it from home to school and back.  It has a velcro closer and the flap includes a small zipper pocket where he can store the cord and stylus.
And that leaves The List looking like this:

1.  Road Trip Quilt Along Tutorial
1a. Missouri for Friday
1b. Kentucky for next week
2. Gathered clutches.
3.  Luna Bags: the Essential Tote
4.  Hoopie swap project.
5.  Be Free Bees free form quilt robin additions.
5a. For Thea.
5b.  For Jenny.
6.  Skirt for myself.
7.  Clean the sewing room.

Two tutorials that I would like to complete, but are on the back burner right now:
8.  Equilateral triangle hexagon quilt block tutorial
9.  Kid’s play oven mitt tutorial

You can head on over to Freshly Pieced and check out what others have in the works in their sewing rooms this week!

Works in Progress: A Finish!

I must admit, these weekly works in progress checks are a great way for me to keep track of what I’ve been doing, what I want to be doing, and what I’m not doing.  Ha!

Here’s what The List looked like last week:

1.  Road Trip Quilt Along Tutorial
1a. Colorado.  Finished.  I posted the tutorial last Friday.  I really enjoyed that block.  Lost of fun with half square triangles.
1b. Kansas.  No progress.  I’m looking forward to this block.  It looks like it’s going to be a lot of fun with the string pieced triangles in the middle.
2. Gathered clutches.  Some progress.  One more is finished and two are well on their way to being finished.  I have a lot of zippers, but I ordered a combo pack from Zipper Stop, so I don’t actually have all the colors I need.  3.  Luna Bags: the Essential Tote No progress.
4.  Hoopie swap project.  Progress!  I finally stopped being intimidated by hand stitching and just did it.  It did not go well at first, but I’m learning.  I outlined each triangle with a straight stitch and completed a little flower above.  I still want to make some leaves and perhaps some accent swirls.
5.  Binding for my rainbow double staircase quilt.  No progress.  Still half finished with the binding.
6.  Be Free Bees free form quilt robin additions.  No progress.  
6a. For Thea.  I’m a little stuck on exactly what I want to do for Thea’s quilt.  It’s the same one that gave me pause the first time around.  This time, though, the most recent addition tied the quilt up so nicely that I don’t know where to go from here since this is the last month for this project.
6b.  For Jenny.  I actually do know what I want to do for Jenny’s quilt, but it just arrived today, so I haven’t had a chance to work on it at all.
7.  Draw sting soccer back.  Finished.  The fabric arrived, I made the bag, and I even posted a tutorial.  Sierra loves it.
8.  Skirt for myself.  No progress.  Though, if I actually intend to wear this to my husband’s opening faculty party, I’d better make some serious progress this week.

Two tutorials that I would like to complete, but are on the back burner right now:  No progress.  As I mentioned, they are on the back burner.
9.  Equilateral triangle hexagon quilt block tutorial
10.  Kid’s play oven mitt tutorial

I also had two finishes that weren’t on The List last week.  I decided to make a dresden pillow and a chevron pillow for my couch.

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Here’s The List as it looks now:

1.  Road Trip Quilt Along Tutorial
1a. Kansas for Friday
1b. Missouri for next week
2. Gathered clutches.
3.  Luna Bags: the Essential Tote
4.  Hoopie swap project.
5.  Binding for my rainbow double staircase quilt.
6.  Be Free Bees free form quilt robin additions.
6a. For Thea.
6b.  For Jenny.
7.  Skirt for myself.

ADDING:
8.  Clean the sewing room.  It’s getting disasterous to the point where it’s difficult to work efficiently in there.  Yikes!

Two tutorials that I would like to complete, but are on the back burner right now:
9.  Equilateral triangle hexagon quilt block tutorial
10.  Kid’s play oven mitt tutorial

 

WiP Wednesday

Hey!  Look at that!  I’m posting for Works in Progress Wednesday on … Wednesday!  What a concept.  Perhaps I will find my routine again afterall.  (whatever that is!)
 This is what was on the list last week:

1.  Road Trip Quilt Along Tutorial
1a. Montana for tomorrow Finished.  I posted later than I hoped but that tutorial went up last Friday.
1b. Colorado for next week  Some progress.  I have all of 36 square I will need for the block cut out and ready to sew.  This week, I will have to add Kansas to the Road Trip Quilt Along “to do” list.
2. Gathered clutches.  Some progress.  My picture last week was a pile of fabric.  This week, I have all the pieces cut out for 10 clutches.
Four of them are already spoken for.  The rest will go in my Etsy store when it opens this fall.  I even finished one!
3.  Luna Bags: the Essential Tote No progress.  I want to time myself to see how long it takes to make one of these from start to finish so I can get a better idea of how I should be pricing them.
4.  Hoopie swap project No progress.  Still in the “overcoming fear of the unknown, if I try this, it will suck” stage.
5.  Binding for my rainbow double staircase quilt.  Some progress.  I’ve sewn binding to two sides of the quilt, so I guess I’m half done!
6.  Be Free Bees free form quilt robin additions.  No progress.  I still have one quilt in my sewing room and I’m waiting for one.
7.  Draw sting soccer back.  No progress.  I order a lot of fabric from fabric.com (including this) and they were moving, so had some shipping delays.  My delivery confirmation says Sierra’s chosen soccer monkey fabric should be here today.
8.  Skirt for myself.  No progress.  No surprise.  I put something for myself on The List, but I haven’t actually moved forward with the project.

Two tutorials that I would like to complete, but are on the back burner right now:  No progress.  As I mentioned, they are on the back burner.
9.  Equilateral triangle hexagon quilt block tutorial
10.  Kid’s play oven mitt tutorial

 No finishes, so The List remains the same.  The only change is for the Road Trip Quilt Along.  Colorado is the priority tutorial for Friday, Kansas is next in line.