Monday, June 6, 2016

15 Seconds at a Time

For years, I have been telling people that they can make a quilt with just fifteen minutes at a time. Build up enough of these fifteen minute sessions, and your quilt is made!

Well, today I am here to tell you that this also works with just fifteen seconds at a time.  Truly, some of these blocks were made just fifteen seconds at a time.  I did manage to sneak in more time and eek out a whole fifteen minutes some days.

I decided to spare you and not blog about each fifteen seconds of activity, mostly because it would take quilting time away to photograph and blog about it, but I do have some results to show you now.  I am much happier with these blocks than the last batch I showed you.

Block 162

This one uses leftovers from an 1857 block.

Block 163

When I met with June, she gave me a baggie full of scraps for me to use in my circle project.  All of the fabrics in this block are from that baggie, and I am sure you will see quite a few more blocks using her fabric. Thanks June!

Block 164

This is also from June's fabric.  This was already pieced, so all I had to do was cut it into a circle. So easy!

Block 165

This is the one that makes me the most proud.  It truly was made 15 seconds at a time. Every time I walked by it, I felt compelled to do something else to it, and over time it switched from being an abstract oval into a little chick. All the fabrics are from the 1857 quilt. I still need to sew down the applique on this one and the next two.

Block 166

This one was inspired by a book that cut fabric like a paper snowflake and appliqued it onto a background.  Mine looks like nothing like that, but hey, there are circles in there! It looks vaguely like a face to me.

Block 167

This one is a leftover from the Adrinka block I made.  I decided to leave the shape as it was, and in case the circles in the fabric wasn't enough, I cut a couple more circles out. This one looks like a face to me too.

Adrinka Blocks

I have caught up with the Adrinka blocks.  If you notice, all of these have been sewn down. The center of the top left was block 167 of the circle quilt.


Here's a picture from my garden.  It may be shabby but I have planted some flowers and the rabbit came to inspect the changes I've made to his home. The dirt bed behind him is filled with flower seeds. I am looking forward to seeing more blooms.


Allie-oops Designs said...

Great blocks - oh I just love your birdy!!! That's too cute. Not sure I'd have the sense to utilize 15 seconds, lol....
Your Adrinka blocks are lovely. And so is your garden - hope Mr. Bunny leaves you some seeds!

Tanya said...

Your chick block is adorable. Nice reminder to make our minutes and seconds count..

June D said...

What fun to see the creative way you have used some of the scraps - I knew you would do something neat but of course didn't know what it would be!

It was so much fun spending the afternoon with you - so glad you had time before leaving on your business trip.

: )

Kaja said...

I'm a big believer in getting on with the sewing and not waiting for those big blocks of time (that never come, in my case). And look what you achieved in your 15 second bursts! When your flowers come up you should post again and show us how they look.

Linda said...

Beautiful blocks! :)