(I started writing this post Monday, some paragraphs are updated)
After working hard on WIP's and actually finish some of them (previous post), it took me a day or so to decide what's next.
I decided to work on the tea cozies. They are quilted and ready for binding.
Update: 2 tea cozies are done, just have to fix the loop on each.
I've this one left to do. Insulated tea cozies are a bit tedious to make, especially to machine sew the binding through four layers cotton batting, 2 layers insul bright + the front and lining. For this, I use needle #18/110, slow, and lots of P-A-T-I-E-N-C-E, and COFFEE!!! lol
While hunting for the binding fabric, I pulled out a small piece of poinsettia fabric, just enough to make a tea cozy in a different design. This one is done, I have to bias cut binding for the small teapot mat. I think this tea cozy turned out really cute.
Well, my to-do list consists of WIP's already on the table and chair. What I didn't count, are the WIP's on the bench next to the table! HA! Guess what I found there?!
40 arcs for a Double Wedding Ring quilt
I'm a member of the Quiltsy Team on Etsy and one of the challenges this year is to make something we've always wanted to do but never made before. For me, that's a DWR quilt! I'm making it in scrappy batik.
48 New York Beauty blocks
These were put aside when I decided to work on UFO's.
I never buy kits. This kit is a gift from a quilter in the US.
Update: Working on these. Stockings, batting and the back are cut. Have to go hunting in my Christmas stash for lining fabric.
During lockdown (beginning March 10, 2021) as well as recovering from a surgery, I couldn't move much around. To stay sane, I did counted cross stitching. I used to do it some years ago and really enjoyed it. I made these ornaments more than 10 years ago. For the 'Coffee Menu', I had one color missing and due to the lockdown I couldn't go into the city getting it. Eventually the lockdown was lifted, I got the floss, and no more progress.
The 'What's-on-the-Table' list has shrunk considerably, from this, to this:
- 3 Tea Cozies - quilted
- PSQ blocks 36 patches - ongoing project - no new blocks
- Pineapple Quilt (UFO) - make a pieced backing - not done
NEW to the list:
- Double Wedding Ring quilt (2021) - arcs done
- NYB - 48 blocks done (2021) - layout
- 2 Christmas Stockings (kit / UFO)
- 'Coffee Menu' Cross Stitching
#1 - Blue & White Irish Chain
#2 - Black/White Poppies Wall Haning - FEBRUARY
- #3 - Got the Blues
#4 Christmas Lap Quilt - APRIL - DONE!
#5 - Pineapple Quilt - JUNE
#6 - Christmas Stockings Kit
#7 - Log Cabin Blocks (Nancy Halvorsen) - JANUARY - DONE!
#8 - Scrappy Quilt / Migration to Africa - DONE!
#9 - PS Quilt - MAY - DONE!
#10 - Basket Quilt
#11 - Kitchen WH / Vegetables - MARCH
#12 - PSQ Blocks -JULY - DONE!
#13 - Crumb Quilt
#14 - Scrappy Flannel Quilt
#15 - Scrappy 4' Squares
5 big quilts finished in 6 months. Not that bad, eh?!