Monday, June 17, 2019

Purple Smiles Quilt

For my 15 Minutes a Day update, I am happy to report that I quilted the equivalent of 15 minutes every day this week. It all started with a Shutterfly offer for a free book.  I have ideas about books - a recipe book with my mother's recipes, a listing of all of my travel keychains along with the travel story, more genealogy studies about particular family members, the stories behind all of my quilts, etc., but these offers don't allow for that kind of time to thoroughly write anything,  and as usual I decided to participate at the last minute.

I decided to do what I do with my calendars, throw together all my quilt photos and put them in a book. This time, I limited myself to photos of finished quilts only, with no words or labels. It turned out pretty nicely. I think it is a good start to my quilt story book, and I was able to find photos of about half of my quilts in the short time I had available.

Anyway, I was showing my friend my photo book and she asked me to make her a quilt.  At first, she wanted  the Earth Laughs in Flowers quilt, but after I priced out the batik fabrics, fusible, etc., it was out of her price range, and she decided she would rather design her own quilt anyway.  So I've been working on the purple quilt.

She said she trusted me, and since I like purple, I have been able to make this quilt with a minimum of stress. If I make what pleases me, she should be sure to like it as well. At least right now, I have that confidence.

15 Minutes to Stitch: Week 24

Once again I did not keep track of my work, and I forgot to post last week, so I will say zero for last week. I worked solely on the Purple Smiles Quilt this week. I have 12 of the blocks done.  I'll show you photos next time. It is too dark to take photos now. The photos are of some of my bounty from Connecting Threads warehouse sale. I bought more, but I had put it away before I thought to take pictures. I had given myself a generous budget and I stayed under it.

15 Minute sessions of stitching this month: 7 out of 14
15 Minute sessions of stitching this year: 123 out of 167sessions

Success Rate: 74%

At this time last year, I was at 91%. I have a lot of catching up to do!

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Kate said...

Would you show some pictures of your Shutterfly quilt book? I've been playing with the idea for a while, but wasn't sure how well it would work out. If you think about it, 74% really isn't bad. You've made some progress 3/4's of the days this year. That's still really good even if it doesn't feel that way.

Kyle said...

I ally enjoy making Shutterfly books of my quilts. I make one each year of my finishes and have been working backwards getting a nice record of my quilting history. Glad you're doing the same.

Cynthia@wabi-sabi-quilts said...

It's a really nice idea to make a book like that of your quilts. I guess a lot of us think of our blogs that way, but there's something really nice about a hard copy book. Nice of you to make a quilt for a friend!

Tanya said...

That is the joy (danger) of showing someone a gallery of your quilts... They are going to ask you to make them one!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I see you collect up charm packages too - that is nice to make a quilt for another