I have finished two quilts this week from beginning to end. Lots of fun but lots of time, as you well know! I have one more to bind to achieve my week one goal. Well, I had a moment of panic when I realize that I had committed to 10 total by the end of the year. Even if I doubled my time I spend on sewing per week, I am not sure I was realistic. This week I have spent 27 hours -on sewing-don't tell my family. Although they probably already know by the quality of meals this week. And then there is the photography class work...yikes. I had a moment of panic this am as I was thinking, was I realistic? So, the list. The dreaded list.
Project Joy in the New Year
Unfinished quilt tops
1. Bowtie-4 hours
2. Connections -Tan-25
3.Connections- Red and Black-10
4. Connections-Red and blue-20
5. Workshop-Autumn Mums-15
6. Directions 1- mini -3
7. Directions #3-30
8. Connections#7 -30
I came up with 140 approx hours divided by 6 weeks( ok we have some major holidays and people will be sick) so 24 hours per week. Most art quilters spend more than that plus work outside the home. Now that I have actually put a number to it it feels better. I think I can do this. The list is just a bit daunting. I really will try not to whine. Sorry to bore you with this but I am using this as a journal for my process.
I haven't used a pattern since. It needs a special name but for now for now is just Connections #1 -the piece that rocked my world and made me excited about the process. It's large at 51x69 and was quilted by a longarm machine friend.
Have a good weekend . Happy Sewing, my friends!