I’ve gotten many comments and mails about those of you who want to work with me on the one hour of hand quilting a day.
I’m just planning to work this in on days that I am home ONLY. And only if time allows – but I want to do it early in the day on days that might be busy, unless I can definitely carve out a time in the evening where I won’t be pulled away by anything else.
Many have asked if they can work on “OTHER” handwork things too.
Of COURSE you can. We can consider it an hour of unplugged sewing time.
Do some redwork.
Do some applique.
Do some hand piecing.
Hand stitch a binding.
Someone said they had a cross stitch quilt kit that needed to be finished with the embroidery. That’s all good too.
It’s just got to be needle and thread --- BY HAND.
But for me – my main purpose is to get myself going on these quilts that are basted and partially quilted, yet keep getting pushed to the way back burner. Without a goal, I’m not going to make it!
So what am I going to do to remind myself?
Print Calendar HERE
Simple! I found a printable calendar ((linked above)) to mark my time down on the days that I hand quilt.
You can run this as you want to yourself. If you know you are going to be gone Friday, but want to quilt 15 minutes extra on four other days to make up for that lost hour on Friday, go for it!
I’m getting my things ready. I want to work on the Baptist fans on my In The Pink ((Dear Jane)) quilt. I’m putting all my tools in one place. I’m going to make myself ready.
I am betting that even at the end of one week, we will see OODLES of progress, all of us!
Those with blogs ---would you like to do a linky? Take a picture of your project as it sits right now. Then after a week, let’s linky again to show the before and after, okay? We can do the “Ready, Get Set – GO!” Linky tomorrow ((MONDAY)) and the following one will be the next Monday, with your blog post showing both your start photo and your progress photo. And a photo of how you marked your time on your calendar would be fun too!
Can you think of anything else that might benefit others? A photo of WHERE you sew? What you listen to when you sew? Make your posts as interesting as possible – it’s more fun for readers than just reading “I worked 7 hours on this this week.” End. Of. Story. You know? Be creative! Be inventive!
I’m All In! I hope you are too!