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 24Once 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!
15 Minutes to Stitch with Kate at Life in Pieces