For once, I'm remembering to post my weekly progress on Kate's 15 minute challenge. Even though I only spent two days quilting. Hey, life interferes occasionally with my quiltmaking, what can I say?
Last week, I finished the auction quilt that I've been working on since January, but not steady. There have been other projects interspersed. I posted pictures and narrative about this quilt in my previous post, if you want to take a look. I spent 3 or 4 hours each on Tuesday and Wednesday stitching on the binding. Since then I've looked around in my sewing room, but haven't done anything.
I find that after I've finished a quilt that's due on a deadline, I take a few days or a week off. It's like I have to decompress from the pressure of that deadline. Fortunately, I don't have any more deadlines in the immediate future.
A couple of weeks ago, I was telling one of my coworkers about this quilt and she asked me how long it will take to do the quilting on it. For once, I kept track. To quilt up the queensized quilt took 27 hours. I was amazed! I imagine the piecing and all the rest took at least that long as well. Wow! No wonder I feel so burned out when I've finished one of these giants! And I have 3 more big quilt tops in my cupboard waiting to be quilted up.
Today, I'm planning on spending a few hours working on a little table quilt that I want to get pinned and quilted so I can put it in my Etsy store. I'll post a picture when it's finished.