I can already see in my busy schedule that I will have some days where I will not get my 15 minutes of sewing time on this project. That does not mean that I am not sewing at all, in fact, I have so many projects that I absolutely need to get done for the shop or a show that I just don't have an extra 15 minutes to spare on playing around. I also know that I will be missing a few days of sewing time because I will be traveling out of town. But when I am in town I will try and set aside this 15 minutes for this one project. It is hard to put it down once I get started and the 15 minutes turns into 30 minutes. Anyway…here is what I got done last night!
Two 4" string pieced squares. Yep, that's it! That's all I could get done in 15 minutes. I did not use muslin to piece these blocks. Instead, I used pages from a telephone book. It is absolutely awesome to use! Not only is it a great way to recycle those old phone books that we have, but the paper is much thinner than regular copy paper or newsprint so it is much easier to remove!
I still am thinking of what to make, but it will come to me. Probably at 3am when I can't sle
Well we are into the third month of 2014 and I have been busy trying to stay on top of my New Years Challenge! What is that challenge? I deemed 2014 the year to Trim the Fat. I don't mean this in a weight loss sense, but in a complete cleansing of every facet of my life. Clutter is a huge issue. So I have been going through my house one room at a time to get rid of all the excess things that are crowding my life. Now, I don't actually have a single room completed, but I have been addressing certain areas of the rooms. Many articles on organization state that you only need to spend 15 minutes a day to go through things and you will be amazed at how much you can accomplish! Are you serious? It would take me about 5 years at that rate!! And who wants to spend 15 minutes on cleaning when they can spend 15 minutes on QUILTING!!! So, I combined the two. While I was going through my closet I came across a very outdated prairie skirt made from homespun fabrics. Well instead of just throwing that away, I decided to cut it up and use it to make a quilt. I wish I would have remembered to take a picture of the skirt before I started cutting, but here is what remains!
So I spent a couple of days just cutting out the squares. Then spent a couple days trimming the fabric into 6" squares. Here is what remains:
What will I make? Not sure yet, but stay tuned and see what today's 15 minutes of time will produce.
Hi Everyone! My name is Melanie Barrett and I have been quilting for 15 short years now. I worked in a quilt shop for 7 of those years and I owned a quilt shop for the other 8. Recently I decided to close the brick and mortar store and concentrate on online sales. My favorite types of quilts to make are small and mini size. I don't have a favorite fabric style, I like them all. I find that my tastes change as I grow up!