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To-Do Tuesday 5-5-15 | Binding The Iron Man Quilt

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Happy Cinco de Mayo!! I’ve enjoyed some enchiladas, accompanied by some yummy Dos Equis. I should have had a margarita and may still a little later!

Time to leave the heat behind for summer...

Time to leave the heat behind for summer…

You may have noticed I skipped my To-Do Tuesday post last week. This time of year is particularly busy for the Mister and I, as we are preparing to high-tail it out of Arizona and away from the heat for the summer. I’ve been busy trying to get the Iron Man quilt completed before we leave. I’m really behind on helping get the house and motor home ready since I’m also working part-time this year. So the past couple of weeks I have just put my head down and focused on completing the quilt so I could free up my days off.

Time to bind!

Time to bind!

I completed the quilting on Sunday and sewed the binding to the front. I’m spending the evenings hand-stitching the binding to the back. I’m not in a big rush as it’s not due until June 14th. My goal was to get it shipped by the third week in May and I’m well ahead of schedule and now able to help Mister get everything ready to go.

I was considering putting the To-Do Tuesday posts on hold over the summer again, but since I’m bringing quilting projects to work on over the summer I’ve decided to keep the posts going. I’m bringing Maye, my Singer Featherweight along, and will only be working on making quilt tops. Sarah, of Georgia Girl Quilts, and I will be starting our F Word blocks up again. Woo Hoo! I’ll be finishing my 2014 Sugar Block Club blocks too. I also have a few other pre-cuts I’d like to turn into quick quilt tops. So I should be busy enough to keep To-Do Tuesday going!

How have your projects been coming along? Do you have plans for the summer? I can’t wait to read about them! Speaking of, I’m hoping to catch up on blog reading over the summer too!!

This week’s To-Do list:

  • Finish binding Iron Man quilt
  • Take pictures of quilt for later blog post
  • Go over prep lists
  • Assemble fabric and supplies for summer

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To-Do Tuesday 4-21-15 | Iron Man Flimsy Finish

I meant to write this post last night, but signed up for the 14-day Ancestry.com trial… Let’s just say that three and a half hours of leaf-clicking later it was bed time. That is so like me to become distracted with another time-consuming hobby!

Iron Man Quilt Top

Iron Man Quilt Top along with the top of Mister’s head and his feet!

I did finish the Iron Man quilt top/flimsy. I decided to make the middle block in reverse colors of all the other blocks to add some interest. I have the quilt back half way done, and hope to complete that on Friday and then baste it all together. Fingers crossed I’ll be quilting by Saturday afternoon!

This week’s To-Do list:

  • Finish backing
  • Baste quilt
  • Start quilting
  • Don’t become obsessed with ancestry.com

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To-Do Tuesday 3-31-15 | Starting the Iron Man quilt

Happy Tuesday… I hope you’ve all had a fantastic week!

I was able to get my spring cleaning and freezer meals done in one day. Yes!! I didn’t expect to have a lot of time for starting a quilt for my other nephew other than to pre-wash the fabrics. Not only did I get them pre-washed, I starched & pressed them, cut all the pieces for the blocks, got all the parts of the block sewn together and finished three of nine blocks!!

Iron Man Quilt Blocks

Iron Man Quilt Blocks

When I was cutting my fabric pieces, I realized that I calculated the red yardage needed completely wrong. I ended up being a half-yard short. I ordered the additional yardage yesterday (and may have HAD to order a few extra half-yards from the Rustique line designed by Emily Herrick for Michael Miller to get free shipping). Hopefully it will be here by next week. I am very pleased with how far along I already am with these blocks. All I have left to do is cut (6) 6.5″ x 10.5″ rectangles, sew them onto one side of the center blocks and finish assembling the remaining six blocks. So glad for this unexpected progress!

This week’s To-Do list:

  • Weed the yard
  • Work on designing quilt back while waiting for fabric to arrive
  • Piece quilt back??

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Rules:

  1. Link up to this To-Do Tuesday blog post using the InLinkz linky below. You can link up Instagram photos now! The link up is open all week, and you can link any post for the week even if it’s written on the prior Sunday or Monday. It simply needs to be related to setting, working on, and/or completing your weekly goal(s).
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  3. Include a link back to my blog. Feel free to grab the blog button from the sidebar to show that you’re participating in To-Do Tuesday.
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