I decided to make the rose using a satin stitch. Crazy quilts need satin stitch motifs and a rose seems like a good satin stitch motif.
What I knew but tried to ignore, is that satin stitch takes a lot of time to work up. Filling in the shape with color involved a lot of stitches. Satin stitches would require me to be more careful about laying the stitches correctly next to each other without pulling too tightly. A big shape would take a long time to fill. In my defense, it is a long motif and doesn't especially look like there is a lot of space to color in.
What I didn't know until it was too late is that it would be a particularly hot week. What I didn't think about until it was too late, is that adding a motif to the center of the quilt in a really hot week meant that the quilt would be covering me up. I managed to add the stitches on a pull out ledge on my desk which kept the quilt from resting on me, but it was still pretty warm.
One day, as I was watching a video, I braided some pieces of thread. Since I had the braid, I decided to give the dog a braided rug. The plan was to give him an oval rug, but now it is a perspectively-challenged round rug or a maybe it's an exercise ball.
2020: Weeks 32 and 33 of 15 Minutes to Stitch
During this two week period, I have mostly been adding the rose to the quote quilt. At this rate, it might take two more weeks before I am finished with it. This entire space has a lot of stitching. The tree on the left has lots of leaves, and the quote on the left is the one that is stitched.
15 minute days this week -- 14 out of 14
15 minute days this year -- 175 out of 229 days
Success rate = 76%
Slow Sunday Stitching
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