Monday, October 10, 2022

Make-A-List Monday - Slowly Making Progress!


Hi, all!

And another week begins!!  Mondays are wonderful, aren't they? A fresh new week to play with!  I'm still getting back in the swing of things, so I didn't get as much done as I'd like, but I did make some progress.  Let's take a look!

1.  Put borders on the string quilt and turn it over to someone else for finishing.

Done!  I think this is going to be a beautiful finished quilt - I'll find the perfect backing for it and bundle it up for someone else to quilt.

2.  Pull/buy fabrics for Emmy's annual quilt.

I didn't get to this one, although I did have Lilli look at what I already have purchased and she gave me a thumbs up!

3.  Cut out Nathanael's annual quilt.

Started (although I don't have a picture to prove it!) and I will keep working on it this week.

4.  Cut out Lilli's annual quilt.

The first cut is done!  Next step is to sew these into strip sets and cross-cut them into patch strips.

5.  Keep working on (finish?) the hexie quilt top.

Drum roll, please!!  I sewed the last hexie this morning!! Next step is to appliqué this onto borders and prep it for quilting.

6.  Get back in the habit of writing blog posts!
I'll  have to say this is a work in progress - I still have to check every morning to see if it's a blog-writing day, and put it on my list!

So while I didn't get to everything on the list, I did make progress.  I have to confess that I have a jigsaw puzzle spread out on top of the piano that keeps dragging me away from more productive work!  So I will try to limit my time "playing" and get back to work this week.  Here's what's on my list to do...

1.  Finish cutting out Nathanael's quilt.

2.  Choose final fabrics for Emmy's quilt.

3.  Start assembling the strip sets for Lilli's quilt.

4.  Put borders on the hexie quilt.

5.  Choose a back for the hexie quilt.

And while I was working in the studio last week, Bree entertained me mightily by "protecting" me from the drum set, which would vibrate a little bit when we walked in the room or slapped our hands on the floor...

Bree was very confused as to why Lilli and I were laughing at her as she did her doggy duties and told that drum set to stay away from us!

So now I really want to know - - - what are YOU working on this week?




  1. Hard to re-entry, I am sure. I had Covid this last week and after 4 days of high fever, my whole thought process is shot and has to be rebuilt.

  2. A puzzle on top of the piano? Does the piano not get played? Ha ha...we do ours on the dining table, on a board so we can move it out of the way.

  3. Good to see you making progress! Finsihing up a quick table runner this week.

  4. I am working on paper pieced blocks that will be a Christmas present for a friend and I’m quilting some very old UFOs. I love to know what everyone is doing.

  5. Glad you are making progress. Love the hex quilt....good luck adding the borders to it. Good progress on cutting and prepping some quilts, too!

  6. Progress is a good thing! I'm working on a patchwork pumpkin quilt (a few weeks behind the season LOL). The pumpkins are done, I just need to finish sashing and add borders.

  7. Loving the hexi quilt, great progress! And re blogs, I post {sort of} regularliy, however I'm wondering if anyone still reads them anymore?

  8. Really glad you are getting back into the swing of things. Take your time and progress as you can.

  9. Congrats on getting the hexie quilt done. Whoop Whoop! Even little progress is good progress. Don't push yourself beyond your limits. It's not a race and quilting should be fun, so enjoy the journey. Bree, the Drum Slayer. It's so cute! This week I am playing with my paint brushes as my sewing machine is at the Doctor's. Good thing I have more than one hobby. ;^)

  10. The hexagon quilt is amazing--the borders will really set off the hexies! The dog is too cute!


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