March 28, 2016

To-Do Monday

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My to-do list for the week of March 27th.

Here are 230-ish HSTs, pressed and ready to assemble!  An Accuquilt Go! makes a breeze of HSTs - to size with no trimming whatsoever!  This is a custom order for a full size quilt using Melissa Corey's Starboard pattern which can be found in 75 Fun Fat Quarter Quilts.  I'm adding an extra row of blocks to make the quilt long enough.  The fabric is Summer Breeze by Moda.

I've begun assembling the pinwheel blocks, and the three sections are ready to sew together.  To save time, I cut larger rectangles of the white background fabric rather than the smaller squares called for in the pattern since the squares would have to be sewn together later on.  This change meant the block could no longer be assembled in four rows; the center pinwheels needed assembled first with the larger rectangles sewn to the sides to make three rows to assemble the quilt block.

Saturday sewing time is almost always spent on a fun project for myself since much of my sewing during the week is for custom orders and designing quilt patterns.  I was able to get a few rows of my Bargello quilt top sewn together after finishing the house project goals I had set for the day.  This Bargello quilt is so fun that I could hardly stop at dinner time!  Hopefully I don't have to wait until Saturday to sew on this fun project again!  Fabric is Gelato Collection by Elite which is very similar to Gradations by Benartex.  

I am contributing a 9-patch tutorial during the Nifty Nines Quilt Along at Confessions of a Fabric Addict and need to get my quilt finished.  The tutorial is written, and I need to put the finishing touches on it.  I've been wanting to use the many Army browns and greens in my stash, and this tutorial is perfect for them.

I'm also working on some mystery sewing for an upcoming quilt pattern.  Trying to figure out setting triangle sizes and how to get the idea of a quilt on point into a diagram has doubled my gray hairs, and if I had a tail, it would be twisted as well!!  At least it's fun Daysail fabric in my favorite combo - red and aqua!

And if that's not enough projects for the week, there are still two other quilt tops on my design wall.  One is another rainbow awaiting quilting, and the second one is a triangle wall hanging made from this Craftsy table runner kit.  My quilts look different than the kit since I used isosceles triangles rather than HSTs. I made three quilts from the one kit because there was so much fabric included that wasn't used with the first table runner!  Two of them were gifts which I'll show you as soon as I finish up the third one!

One of my favorite things about Craftsy quilt kits is there is often more fabric than needed!  Be sure to add up the amount of fabric included when analyzing the price of a kit; they are often rock-bottom prices per yard.  


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Shannon said...

You've got a lot on your list. I hope you are surprised by extra time this week popping up where you least expect it! I have 2 school helpers this week, so I am expecting to get some sewing done.

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

What a list. Good that you devote a day to your own personal sewing. Good luck with the tutorial and pattern writing.

Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts said...

I like that you have a day of sewing for yourself. Sometimes work for others overwhelms, and having a 'selfish' creative day relaxes and refreshes. You have a lot on your To Do list - have fun working on all your projects! Thanks for linking to Main Crush Monday.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Wow Myra!!!!!! You have a lot on your plate.....but we love it, right? Gorgeous quilts on the go.

Terry said...

You sure are a busy lady, so many projects. Glad you took a day for yourself.

Christine Slaughter said...

Wow, what a list! All of those quilts look beautiful, and that Bargello makes me want to make one myself! All of those gorgeous colors together, so fantastic! It's a whole lot of quilty yumminess on your blog!! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today. I really appreciate it!!

Sharon - IN said...

You have been busy! What great projects you have in progress. That Craftsy table runner caught my eye too. I do like Craftsy for their fabric & kit sales, and also classes. I also like a personal day for sewing, usually I work on a personal item on my club sewing day. Cheers!

Sarah @ Georgia Girl Quilts said...

Wow you have a lot going on! Such pretty projects.

em's scrapbag said...

Love the fabrics in your pinwheels. Can't wait to see what you do with your nine patch. Thanks for linking up.