This week is all about finishing projects (and maybe starting a few, too!). I was able to finish the HST quilt top on day one of my vacation. I've discovered new ways to work more efficiently. I guess I had to given my lack of time.
Working in stages really helped. I would pin all the pieces, then chain stitch all the pieces, then iron all the pieces. I used to work on a block at a time rather than on a part of the process. This way, it was easier to find small blocks of time to devote to the part of the process, sewing, pinning, or ironing. I didn't have to continually figure out where I left off.
The quilt top is composed of HST made from Moda Bliss. The white fabric isn't a solid white. It's off-white with white swirls. It's from Moda, too, but a couple years old. I don't know what it is, but I had it in my stash and will probably use the same thing for the back.