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To-Do Tuesday 12-2-14

I’m late! I’m late! For a very important date! No time to say hello, goodbye! I’m late! I’m late! I’m late!

Here I am, just sitting in my kitchen drinking a nice hot cup of coffee (black, of course), when I look at the Mister and ask… “Is today Tuesday?” His reply, “Yup.” Mine? “OH CRAP! I forgot to write my post!!” *sigh* This past week just flew by!

My week pretty much consisted of Thanksgiving prep and cooking and eating and cleaning (and there has been much consumption of leftovers), throwing up the Christmas decorations, and working on the MQG Quilt Con Charity quilt. As an Individual Member, they put us into geographical Bees so we could participate in making a quilt for Quilt Con. I’m in the Southwest group. After QC is over the quilt will be donated to a children’s charity in Austin, TX. We used Anna Maria Horner’s Feather Quilt pattern (with her permission), but we arranged the blocks differently. So I spent the weekend pressing and trimming blocks and then sewing them into a quilt top.

A quilt top by the MQG Individual Members (Southwest location) Quilt Con Charity Quilt Challenge
A quilt top by the MQG Individual Members (Southwest location) Quilt Con Charity Quilt Challenge

The picture is pretty bad, as Mister was given strict instructions to “PLEASE don’t let the quilt touch the ground. It’s white. And it won’t be washed before going to Quilt Con.” Although he is 6’1″ tall, it was still a pretty impossible instruction to follow what with me not bringing a foot stool for him to stand on and having the quilt be over 80″ long. So, yes, there was some kissing of the quilt to the concrete. He had to tuck himself into our porch area because it was so windy and I also happened to not be in the right spot and backed up to a short wall, so the entire quilt is not in the picture. I didn’t have the heart to ask for more, since his arms were killing him trying to hold the quilt up so high. Oops!

The quilt is on its way to a quilter in our group and hopefully when it’s done we’ll get a better picture!

Now this week I have to get back on track with Christmas sewing. I also have a quilt due to my niece the beginning of January for her birthday, so I’m starting to stress. I really wanted to avoid the frantic sewing this year, but managed to do the same thing as I always do… commit to more projects than I can manage and then speed sew my way through Christmas. I’m sure I’m the ONLY one who does that, right?!

Okay, enough typing I have Christmas sewing to get to!

This week’s To-Do list:

  • Finish Sew Together Bags 12/7
  • Sew another secret gift (No specifics; that person probably reads my blog!)
  • Make 4 or 5 Boxy pouches. Might need 7. Need 6. Cut out all pieces needed and interfaced linings. Quilted exterior panels of two bags.

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Are you sewing for Christmas this year? Or are you doing what I should be doing and buying gifts?

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8 thoughts on “To-Do Tuesday 12-2-14

  1. I’ve loved this feather quilt since it started a couple (?) years ago making the blog rounds. It’s so different. Was it difficult with so many pieces/odd shapes. I might have to give it a try. I’m looking forward to seeing it quilted (my least favorite part in making a quilt).


    1. The first time I saw this quilt was when it was suggested for this charity quilt. As far as piecing it together, all I can say is thank goodness for graph paper!! Since the first column was made up of 10 equal sized blocks, the math was much easier for the subsequent columns (once I drew it out on graph paper). I’m also very excited to see what the quilter does with the quilt!


  2. You did a fantastic job putting the top together! I’ll be on the lookout for pics of the finished quilt. Once QC is over, someone is going to be the happy owner of a fabulous new quilt!


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