Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Fifteen Minute Challenge with Kate

A couple of weeks ago, I decided that I needed Kate's 15 minute challenge to keep me motivated to work in my quilting room.  She explains it here: http://kate-life-in-pieces.blogspot.com/2012/02/15-minute-challenge-february-28th.html.  Well, I didn't realize that I would actually have to keep track of the time I spent!  LOL Of course, that's what it's all about--the idea is that when I look at what I've done, I'll be  motivated to keep at it.

Since I decided to do this, I''ve spent some time in the sewing room every day except on the weekends--and in the evenings after work.  That leaves only 3 days in the week when I've quilted.  Not a very good start.  The good thing is that when I go to the sewing room, I'm there for HOURS, not minutes!  On the days when I've quilted, it's been for 4 or more hours at a time, so I'm making very good progress on Lily's quilt.

Here's my progress report:  Mon--several hours; Tues--several hours; Wed and Thurs (work days)--nothing; Fri-several hours; Saturday and Sunday (weekend visitors) -not a stitch.

That's what I'm working on now, a Disappearing 4 Patch twin-sized quilt for my 8 year old granddaughter.

I started this last fall and the poor child has gone all winter with her old blankets while I've farted fooled around with it.  Now I'm doing the actual quilting and have nearly finished the center part--with luck I'll get that done today and be ready to move on to the borders.  I'm doing a "fancy" design in each block and am using Golden Threads paper. That means I have to stop and tear off the paper after I've stitched each block--so time consuming!  But the borders and the sashings will be done FMQ so it should go a bit faster.

That's my week's report on Kate's Fifteen Minute Challen ge.


  1. YOur fifteen minutes and more have got a lot of work done.
    Way to go, before you know it this quilt will be done.

  2. sometimes it's just easier to do a project with more than 15 minutes 'at hand'. this quilt for your granddaughter looks so fresh and fun~!


  3. Some days I have to force myself to put in my 15 minutes but I know once I get started, it'll be much more time than that. You're making good progress on your granddaughter's quilt. She's going to love it.

  4. You got allot done. I'd be happy with that!

  5. Love all the quilt! You've made tons of progress, which is really the whole point! Looks like a great week.

    Thanks for linking up this week.

  6. Your quilt is beautiful. I am sure your granddaughter will love it!

  7. I always track my total effort over the week because I just cant sew every day (Those work days are a killer for me too!)

    Considering the "several hours" days I'd say you rocked this weeks challenge Barb! Lily's quilt is gorgeous.

  8. You did well, I always struggle on working days too