To-Do Tuesday

Stitch ALL The Things
This week I am joining up with Stitch All the Things to look at what I need to do in the coming week, or lets re-word that… what I want to do!

Last Week’s list

  • Sew sliced rows together on Space quilt to make a cornerstone quilt. √
  • Sew the Grandma’s Kitchen block out this week.Block #10 Grandma's Kitchen
  • Sew a Splendid Sampler block, or two.Block from the Splendid Sampler Splendid Sampler block
  • Walk 50000 steps.  No – 44 000
  • Time gardening, weather permitting.  √  Big yes, very happy with what I achieved. Dug in all the lupin and mustard so that in another few weeks I can start planting potatoes etc.  Digging in the vegie garden

To-Do for the week of the 5th of September

  • Sandwich and baste my Space quilt, possibly a little bit of stitching in the ditch.
  • Start working on September block #2 of the #ILoveHomequilt
  • Complete this week’s Grandma’s Kitchen block
  • Complete a Splendid Sampler block
  • Some gardening – weather permitting
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To-Do Tuesday 22nd August

Stitch ALL The Things
This week I am joining up with Stitch All the Things to look at what I need to do in the coming week, or lets re-word that… what I want to do!
Last Week’s List
  • Complete all the Bloom Blocks so that I have 20.  √  Done.
  • Complete this week’s Grandma’s Kitchen and Splendid Sampler blocks  Partial Block #3 of Splendid SamplerI have completed the Splendid Sampler block – Lots of Love, on the plus side this block measures the correct 61/2 inches and most points and joins are correct. A better effort than my first effort last year with this block,  I didn’t do the Grandma’s Kitchen block so that will hold over for this weeks list.
  • Amy from Diary of a Quilter has this Quick Cornerstone Quilt that I am thinking of making using some Space fabric so will check it out against my fabric and fully decide and then … maybe start cutting. √ Have begun to cut this out – will be quite challenging actually for me trying to get it all accurately pieced. Can but try!
  • Walk 50000 steps Not completed. Just 39800 this week.

This Week’s List

  • Sew a nine block a day and then slice it in four, for the not so quick cornerstone quilt! I aim to have it fully pieced by the end of September.
  • Sew last weeks and this weeks Grandma’s Kitchen blocks.
  • Sew this weeks Splendid Sampler block and start one of the embroidery ones that I haven’t done.
  • Walk 50000 steps

To-Do Tuesday 15th August

Stitch ALL The Things
This week I am joining up with Stitch All the Things to look at what I need to do in the coming week, or lets re-word that… what I want to do!
Last Week’s List
  •  Complete 4 blocks in the Bloom quilt. ( I have decided to to do the full 20 blocks and as I want to complete all blocks by the end of the month, I need to make this one a priority.  √  think I made 6 which has brought me a good ways along. 
  • Complete this weeks Grandma’s Kitchen QAL block, possibly the Splendid Sampler one if time.Will finish at a 12 inch block. I don’t remember any sayings of my grandmas. However Nana C was always very adamant we stay together as a family, and it is something of her legacy that we do! She also advocated a good breakfast and wearing a singlet. The only think I don’t do is wear a singlet any more. Just don’t seem to need one!!Block #7 if Grandma's KitchenThe Splendid Sampler block this week was block number 91 – Gran’s Button Jar. I’ll finish it this afternoon. Will finish at a six inch block.Block #91 of Splendid Sampler
  • Choose fabric from what I already have and cut fabric for I Love Home quilt along and view the videos of  Alyssa from Penguin & Fish on Facebook to see what she does for it. Well I got hooked in my this block. Yes I cut the fabric out for all the blocks. And I’ve watched Alyssa each day – she is still cutting. √ But once I had the fabric cut out I couldn’t stop. (I am using fabric left over from my previous quilt which is also a bonus). I just had to go ahead and work on the block for August until I had it completed and… I love it. It is an 18 inch block. Roll on September. But I am still watching Alyssa on Facebook each day as well because I want to see how her choices work out. Block 1 of I love home sew along
  • Walk 50 000 steps  ×  Bad week for walking – so much rain so only got out a couple of days. I am so over rain.  43000 steps
  • Spend another hour weeding this week. There are lots of weeds. But even seeing small patches weeded is rewarding. × The garden is sodden! No chance of getting out and the next week is looking that way too.

To Do for the Week of the 15th of August

  • Complete all the Bloom Blocks so that I have 20.
  • Complete this week’s Grandma’s Kitchen and Splendid Sampler blocks
  • Amy from Diary of a Quilter has this Quick Cornerstone Quilt that I am thinking of making using some Space fabric so will check it out against my fabric and fully decide and then … maybe start cutting.
  • Walk 50000 steps

To-Do Tuesday 8th August

Stitch ALL The Things
This week I am joining up with Stitch All the Things to look at what I need to do in the coming week, or lets re-word that… what I want to do!
Last Week’s Plans
  • finish stitching in the ditch the quilt I am working on. Machine on the  binding so that only have the hand sewing part of it to complete. √  Just a little more hand sewing and then finished.
  • Complete this week’s Grandma’s Kitchen and Splendid Sampler blocks 
  • Complete 2 to 3 blocks in the Bloom quilt √  3 completed so now have 8 blocks done.
  • Walk 50 000 steps √   51 400
  • Read 2 books  
  • Spend an hour weeding in the garden 
This Week’s Plans
  •  Complete 4 blocks in the Bloom quilt. ( I have decided to to do the full 20 blocks and as I want to complete all blocks by the end of the month, I need to make this one a priority.
  • Complete this weeks Grandma’s Kitchen QAL block, possibly the Splendid Sampler one if time.
  • Choose fabric from what I already have and cut fabric for I Love Home quilt along and view the videos of  Alyssa from Penguin & Fish on Facebook to see what she does for it.I love home
  • Walk 50 000 steps
  • Spend another hour weeding this week. There are lots of weeds. But even seeing small patches weeded is rewarding.

My One Month Goal for August

One Monthly Goal button

My major goal for the OMG over at Elm Street Quilts is to complete 16 blocks of the Bloom Quilt. I have 5 blocks completed. That means I have 11 do to this month. I find I am not really enjoying this method of applique so I need some incentive to get on to them and finish.  I have decided to put in 16 blocks only, not the 20 in the pattern as that makes it longer than I want for a lap quilt.

That will mean I have September to quilt it,

What I have completed so far. I have 5 done. Showing 3.

Three Bloom blocks

Motivation!

I’d like to do that as I aim to have it for a raffle. It will help my local school (where I taught for many years) fundraise money for children who are less fortunate in New Zealand and overseas.

I’ll need to do 3 blocks most weeks in August.

To-Do Tuesday 18th July

Stitch ALL The Things
This week I am joining up with Stitch All the Things to look at what I need to do in the coming week, or lets re-word that… what I want to do!
I achieved my sewing goals from last week and a few of the others. Well my reading goals were good! Walking – weather was so wet cut down on the days I could get out, but scraped in with just on 50 000 steps.
So this week in quilting…
  • Sew  the binding on my Garden Charm quilt. If there is a day that is fine and windy I’ll wash it too but that’s difficult in winter. Weather forecast shows rain for next 10 days!Binding for Garden Charm quilt
  • Sew the Homeward Bound block for the Splendid Sampler and whatever block is given on Friday. Would be nice if it were one I have already done!!Photo of book
  • Sew Block 3 of the Grandma’s Kitchen quilt – possibly block 4 all going well.
  • Finish off  block 4 of Bloom quilt, only have to put the borders on.

This week elsewhere

  1. Walk 50 000 steps
  2. Read 2 books
  3. Visit joinery factory to discuss bookshelves. Really – this week is it!!

To-Do Tuesday July 11th

Stitch ALL The Things
This week I am joining up with Stitch All the Things to look at what I need to do in the coming week, or lets re-word that… what I want to do!
Last Week.

Sewing

  • Complete the top of the 182 Solstice pattern top and once the fabric arrives start the next quilt along Grandma’s Kitchen and decide whether to go for white or cream background. Hoping it will come in the next week.     Done.
  • Start the quilting of a Craftsy class quilt – 2016 Block of Month – at least pin baste it together, ready for stitch in the ditch.    Done
  • Do the embroidery on block of Splendid Sampler   Not Done
  • Once embroidery block is finished start the Sew South Splendid Sampler block which has hexagons, so will be hand sewing. Not Done but started.

Reading

  • Read The Dress in the Window by Sofia Grant and review.  Done

Walk

  • Complete 50 000 steps for the week.    Done   59 000

House

  • Clean some windows!    Some progress.
  • Visit joinery factory and discuss possibility of bookshelves/cupboards/TV combination thing. I am hesitant because of space but I so need shelves and don’t know where else to put them but in lounge/sitting room.    Sadly no.

July 11th Week

Sewing

  • Continue with stitching in the ditch on Craftsy Garden Charm quilt 2016, ideally would like to get this part finished by next Tuesday.  Start of stitch in the ditch
  • Sew block 2 and maybe 3 of Grandma’s Kitchen sew along. Block 1 is completedBlock 1 of Grandma's Kitchen
  • Sew some embroidery stitches on embroidery splendid sampler block and maybe do a few more hexagons for another block in it.

Reading

  • Read 2 books at least and listen to The Stars are Fire by Anita Shreve as I stitch in the ditch.  (Borrowed on CD from the Library).

Walk

  • 50000 steps in the week.

House

Well can see and do know really housework not a high priority and I am nervous about this book case I kind of want but just not sure that it will be too over powering in a smallish room but on the other hand I have little storage space and need some! So putting these two goals back in again for this week.

  • Clean some more windows
  • Visit joiners to discuss book case/cupboards/TV thing.

 

Quilt Plan for July

There are a number of projects I have on the go! This is my plan for July

  • Week 1   –  Complete the top of the 182 Solstice Quilt so that I can fold it away for awhile until I have time to quilt it.182 Solstice Challenge blocks
  • Week 2 –    Press, baste and quilt my Lynette Jensen Craftsy Class quilt and then I have the rest of the month to bind it.  My one month major goal!2016 Block of Month Quilt - Craftsy
  • Week 3 – Catch up on the Splendid Sampler blocks that have been set so that I am up to date.Blocks for Splendid Sampler
  • Week 4 Make a start on the sew along Grandma’s Kitchen  if my fabric has arrived by then, should do. I also need to buy some light background fabric for this.  Also look at fabric requirements for the I Love Home sew along beginning in August. Any spare time I have I will work on the Bloom blocks, maybe I will get one or two more completed.