To-Do Tuesday

To Do Tuesday : 4-29-2014

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I’ve been keeping my head down and working hard on my goals!  I was able to get quite a bit of work done on the Mister’s Anniversary present, and I’m feeling a bit of relief that I will actually finish it by the deadline!

The secret quilt has been a different story altogether.  I finally got the backing sewn together, and yesterday prepped all the pieces to be basted together.  That’s when Mister pointed out that while I thought I had 6 blocks across and down, I actually had 5 across and 6 down.  I had a moment of panic when I realized I designed and sewed my backing based on my bad math skills, but it turned out that I simply had to cut about 14″ off one side.  Which sucked, because it meant I unnecessarily added a 13″ white stripe to make sure the quilt was wide enough to begin with.  Ugh.  The backing looks okay, I just REALLY need to start quadruple checking myself.

After a series of absolutely ridiculous mistakes yesterday, I finally got the quilt set up for thread basting, and basted one row before I had to put it away.  I may get another row basted today, but then the rest of the day will be busy with appointments.  Hopefully tomorrow I will finish basting it and start quilting by Thursday.

This weeks list:

  • Finish basting quilt and start quilting by Thursday Done 5/2. 
  • Finish July Bee Block Done 4/30
  • Do at least 3 hours of needlework per day Done and completed anniversary present

To-Do as time allows (before May 22nd):

  • Complete May and June Bee Blocks

After Summer List:

  • Make the Skillbuilder Scrap Jar & Pincushion blocks
  • Design VQR Quilt back
  • Continue working on the How-To/Tips page for the Brother PQ-1500S
  • Make the April Sugar Block Club block
  • Make February Bag of the Month
  • Make March Bag of the Month
  • Make April Bag of the Month
  • Make the Go-Go Bag for Callie

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That’s it! Now let’s get sewing… or whatever there is to do on your list!

Red's Needles & Threads
Red's Needles & Threads

3 thoughts on “To Do Tuesday : 4-29-2014

  1. Sorry for the mistakes… They happen to me all the time. I get distracted by my kids, or the cats, or something, and then realize I have to rip half of what I’ve done apart. Ugh indeed! I’m glad you are moving along nicely on your hubby’s present. Again, can’t wait to see it. I hope you’ll share!


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