Welcome to another episode of Tuesday To Do,
a link-up hosted by Texas Quilt Gal.
And happy Mardi Gras!
Looking at last week's list:
1) Start on quilt #9
I hit a wall.
I was all excited with my new book...
...but then discovered that I didn't have any workable
background fabrics. I decided that as special as the
quilts are in this book, I want to be pretty selective
with my fabrics. And that will take patience and time.
Meanwhile, I still needed a #9.
I did have great plans to choose another quilt but on that
snowy morning, as I reached to turn my music on, I saw
the little kit that had been getting the shuffle all around
the room since last year when I found it on clearance.
[See, if I put it away, I'll forget about it and that can't happen!]
At a mere $10, I thought it would be a nice little selection of
fabrics even if I never got around to making it--but the
sample hanging in the quilt shop told me I'd be making it.
With the snow coming down the entire day, it was an
excellent day for squirreling. And there was so much
fabric included that, well, voila: I made two squirrels!
Unless I get impatient--and I might--they'll be
some of my first practice projects on Lucey.
So, back to Quilt #9...
(Below is NOT it!)
"Peppermint Pines" by Erica Arndt
I made the above quilt two years ago and enjoy
seeing it on our sofa throughout the winter.
(Most especially the quilted snowflakes!)
I was hanging out next to it last week, surfing away for
the still-unknown #9 when suddenly I found myself
in the sewing room starting another pine quilt.
And for this one? Stick to the stash.
I was a little hesitant about the silvery snow background
but I had almost 8 yards of it--that made it hard to resist.
Thankfully I listened to The Stash and I'm now loving it.
Above is just my teaser pic of my new one but I'm pretty
close to another finished top.
( If it weren't for those squirrels...!)
Since we're into March, I need to do some tracking.
First of all, after I lost some of my info, I had to
go back over my quilt worksheets and I still have no
idea what happened but apparently I mis-added my
block count for January. (I have sent my correction to
I also couldn't quite account for all the fabric used
so I had to lower that number by a few yards. To keep
it as legit as I can, I gave up and just made the changes.
2022 Purchased: 72.50 yds
2022 Used: 92.9 yds
2022 Net: -18.83 yds
350 Blocks Challenge
January Blocks: 237
February Blocks: 163
Total for 2022 So Far: 400
But back to the Edyta quilts...
I'm going to check out a couple LQS's
(not so local--1 hr drives to ea)
to see what I can come up with. If that doesn't do it,
I might run up/over to MSQS, which of course, is an
So that will kick off next week's to-do's:
1) Visit LQS "A"
2) Visit LQS "B"
3) Continue on Pines
4) Garden Time!
Later this week it's supposed to be unseasonably
warm so that means I'll likely be putting onions in the
garden and seeing what other outdoor clean up I can
knock off the list. An early start means a nice, easy
pace and that's what I'm about.
5) Prepare for Lucey
This one won't be a nice, easily-paced project
because I've been putting it off. Our boys still
have the upstairs bedrooms, though neither boy
really resides with us. The oldest has graduated
and is working and house-hunting in Omaha
so he'll be taking his things soon--just not yet.
And the Cadet won't be home to visit till late-May.
The timing is all off so this will be tricky but my
mission is to play musical rooms, so to speak.
The Cadet's room is slightly bigger and has much
better lighting so his room will be my studio.
Omaha Son's room will now be the Cadet's room.
My studio will then need prepped and painted,
all before Lucey arrives.
You see why I put this off? If it were just painting,
(fun!) I'd have done it already but this...Oy.
And now I need to hurry.
Also, a good and holy Lent to all who observe!
You got this!
...Or maybe I should say: He's got ya!
Or whatever. You know what I mean!