23 March 2021

Tuesday To-Do #11: Baby Quilt Tops Finished

Happy spring!
It's another rainy morning and as I look around
from not-my-usual-table, I'm thinking everyone
here had the same idea:
It's a good morning to hit the coffee shop.
Someone even took "my" table.  The nerve!
(I'm kidding.)
Hmm, maybe that's a little nudge?
It is a new season.  Have I grown a little
too comfortable with anything?
Fabric, colors, styles, quilting....

Well, I did step out of my comfort zone last month
to paper piece all those snowflakes!  No I'm not
going to launch another whine-session about it
but it's a nice segway into today's list.

Snowflakes, aka Christmas Flurries
Finish quilting.

The Snowflakes are quilted and off the frame.
I think I'll go with Christmas Flurries for the name
unless a better one hits by the time I make the label.
(I'll get better pic upon when it's completely done.)

Charity Baby Quilts
Finish quilt #2 top.

I already had this into rows so this was easy to
check off.  Next Mount Scrap Batting did a great
job in setting me up nicely for both quilts. 
The backings were then prepped...
Hmm, was that momentum building?

I only planned to get the first one loaded up
yesterday but I guess I was just in my zone.
Suddenly, it was quilted, rolled off and
the second one was on and ready to go.
Wow, baby quilts go so quickly!

So quickly that in no time the second baby
quilt joined the pile.  What a day!
I'm positively giddy to be finished with items
thought I'd be putting on today's list!


I stitched up trimmings from baby quilt #2 to make
a mere 30 HSTs;  no progress on anything else.

It's a lake out there!  I'm thinking it'll be well
into April before anything else gets planted.

Up until yesterday I was feeling like I still had not
come out of my post-holiday slow-mo rut.
I was even going to blame it on the rain.
Yes, the rain that actually set the stage for my
awesome quilty-packed day.  I work well enough
with my own to-do lists but I have never liked
deadlines set by others.  As a consequence I try
to start those things early.  Thankfully, I did that
this time and now with my big jump, certainly
I'll be finished by next Wednesday--or earlier.
Maybe the sew-jo is finally picking up!

Label and bind / completely finish.

Charity Baby Quilts
Label and bind both; submit.
Top priority!


Nothing to do but watch the rain.

A last word on comfort zones...it's good to step
out occasionally but that doesn't mean we have
to stay out.  Maybe things were just fine before.

Truthfully I don't like this table, or its view,
(anymore than I like paper piecing!) and I'll be 
fighting for my regular table next time.
Maybe I should just order up a little sign?

Happy quilting!


Linda said...

By all means fight for your table - lol! Your "flume" quilt is beautiful, looking forward to seeing it in the completed state. Love the blocks for the baby quilt. Hope you get to see something besides rain!

Michele McLaughlin said...

Your snowflake quilt looks gorgeous! Laughed at needing your table--I get it! Have a great week!

chrisknits said...

Yippee for you!!! They all are amazing!! I just love the baby quilts, and your snow flurries!

grammajudyb said...

Cutest ever baby quilts! No coffee shop for me! It’s snow showering here. C’mon Spring! I could use a bit of green showing!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Absolutely, you should get "your" table! šŸ˜‰ We've had that feeling many times over the years! The snowflakes look wonderful in their quilted form, and your baby quilts do, too. It's definitely hard to follow someone else's deadline when it comes to quilting!

Vicki in MN said...

Some days are just like that, everything goes smoothly in the quilt room and wowzers we get tons done. Me, lately not much done, I hope to change that soon! You rock!

Julierose said...

Hi Cheree--I jumped over from Michele's blogpost today--(FYI my Mom's name was Cherie too!!) I find my own self in that slo-mo rut you talk about, too. My oomph has gone off somewhere...
That snowflake piece is gorgeous--good for you stepping out a bit...nice work
hugs, Julierose

piecefulwendy said...

Oh, for heaven's sake, don't they know that's your table??!! :-) I hope the coffee was good, at least. You did well this week! I could send you some more paper piecing fun, if you'd like. I know you're really wanting to do another one (maybe smaller this time). Am I helping? Love the snowflake quilt and the baby quilts! Good week!

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

Your Christmas Flurries is a beauty! I admire you for tackling this project. The colors in the Baby Quilts are striking and so pretty! Enjoy - Not a good view at the table.... Hugs

Jennifer Fulton Inquiring Quilter said...

Wow you really found your mojo! Such beauties this week. Love Christmas Flurries and those baby quilts are so pretty! Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

All the quilts turned out nice. I still haven't been inside any restaurants since last year (and not in Illinois). Hopefully soon, but now my diet will restrict me, since most restaurant food is way too calorie rich. I bought silk geraniums yesterday. Maybe I'll 'plant' them in the buckets by the front door today. That's about all the gardening I'll do any time soon. Plants don't grow for me (something about wanting water and attention on a regular basis).

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