Sunday, April 14, 2019

My Quilting Week

This is just to report my progress in my attempt to quilt 15 minutes every day, or the equivalent in a week.  Unfortunately, I did not have time to make progress on any of my projects this week.  But I did three things, for which I am going to take credit, to make myself feel better.

1. I got three magazines in the mail.  Oops, I didn't realize I had subscribed to three magazines!  Primitive Quilts, American Patchwork and Quilting, and Today's Quilter.  I did enjoy looking through them and am going to give myself credit for quilty time, even if all it did was increase the list of quilts I want to make.

2. We have several quilt guilds in the area, but they usually meet in the evenings at a location far from my house. I am usually too tired by then, don't like driving at night, and sometimes I work second shift, so I am usually unable to join them. Yesterday, they met during the day at a library close to my house.  I didn't have time to do any sewing, but I did stop by to say hello and see what they were doing. I didn't count the exact time I talked to them - it was more than fifteen minutes but I'm not sure how much more, so I will just count it as fifteen minutes.

3.  I made a decision about my quilting.  I had been working on quilting the drunkard's path, but that takes building of courage, and maneuvering a big quilt, and every time I thought about working on it, I decided not to.  So now I have decided to take it easy on myself and switch quilts and work on something less thought-intensive - like the rail fence or the ATC holder.  Both of these are just mindless feeding pieces into the machine, which hopefully will help me make actual progress on quilts. I folded and put away the drunkard's path quilt, and I am going to take credit for that too.

15 Minutes to Stitch: Week 15

This week, without making any progress on anything, I am taking credit for looking at quilt magazines, talking to quilters about their projects and making a decision that will hopefully move quilts forward for the next few months.

15 Minute sessions of stitching this week: 3 out of 7
15 Minute sessions of stitching this year: 93 out of 104 sessions
Success Rate: 89%

 My 2018 end of the year average was 85% and I hope to beat that this year, so I am still on course for this year.


Tanya said...

You obviously are doing better in the quilting department than I am. I either spend hours up in the sewing room or the door stays closed for days on end.

I envy you a quilting guild. No such thing around here, just four friends who get together and drink a lot of tea for quite a few hours and one or two of us sews or cuts or gives advice.

And I understand about that thinking too hard about a quilt too. I almost always get a quilt to quilting stage and think "Why did I make this so big? Now I've got to figure out how to quilt it and manuever it in the sewing machine! I take time off too occasionally.

Barb Neiwert said...

All things quilts inspire the mind, so I'm glad you counted those magazines and guild visit. Carry on!

Kate said...

Sounds like you got a few background and inspirational things done. Hopefully that means you'll be more productive this week.

Wendy Caton Reed said...

Well, in my book - reading about quilts, spending time with fellow quilters and thinking about quilting all counts!!

Kyle said...

Seems like a great week to me!

June D said...

Great progress!