Tuesday, November 8, 2011

15 Minute Challenge - November 8th

Welcome to week 5 of the "crazed Christmas sewing" installment of the 15 minute challenge.  Reality has set in, of the five quilts I had hoped to finish as Christmas gifts, I'll get 3 done.  Which is perfectly OK.   There will be Christmas next year, as well as birthdays, Mother's Day, because I love you days, so it's not worth adding sewing stress to an all ready overloaded schedule. 

I still have a ways to go on the Geisha quilt, I worked on it 6 out of the last 7 days.  All the blocks are finished and I started adding the sashing last night.  Hopefully adding all the sashing will go quickly.  But I have 4 borders to add, plus the backing to piece before it's ready for quilting. 

Friday night I was so tired that any time in the sewing room was likely going to end up with me needing bandages or spending extensive time with the seam ripper.  It seemed to be more productive to just go to bed earlier and get a jump on Saturday.  Do you ever have days like that,  where it really is just more productive to avoid your sewing room?  

I have just about 2 weeks left before I hit the deadline for getting the Geisha project shipped out for quilting.  I'm going to have to spend more than 15 minutes every night of the time I'm home to make the deadline.  I still have to put a label on the Texas Twilight quilt, then bind and label the Flurry quilt. But those are things I can do while Geisha is off being quilted.  That's my game plan for the next couple of weeks. 

Are you managing to spend 15 minutes a day on your Christmas sewing or keeping up with other crafty projects on your to do list?  Link up and let us know how things are going in your sewing space.  

1. Kate @katiemaequilts
2. Shay
3. Thea
4. Amanda, Seabreeze Quilts
5. 501quiltblocks
6. Marcia

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♪♪Melody♪♪ and Puddin said...

My plan when we got back to AZ was to finish a few of my own quilts but have not even looked at them yet. So dedicating at least 15 minutes a day would get me started and I know the 15 minutes would grow to much more time. So great idea.

thea said...

Great week! sounds like it was productive too. I will link up this week (even though I was no where near 7 days, but at least I did something). Christmas is just around the corner, isn't it?

Lynne said...

Yes, I have times where I just need to stay out of my sewing room but today I'm determined that I'm going to sew - and it's going to be something new!

Shay said...

6 out of 7 is pretty darn impressive Kate. And your progress in the Geisha quilt has been nothing short of amazing.

I have days like the one you described. It's just easier to stay out of the sewing room. If I push it those are the days I make major mistakes and tend to get rather pissed off with myself!

Shay said...

Oh yeah and thanks for the reminder it's 46 days until Christmas ....

seabreezequilts said...

There must be more than 46 days, maybe I should have quilted last night but I was too tired to do it and it was humid here .. yuck. Ah well think I may have to pull my finger out.

Pat said...

Another productive week for you. Thanks for the countdown to Christmas. It's making me focus on what needs to be done. Your Geisha quilt is coming along nicely. I love what you've shown so far and am looking forward to seeing it finished.

Keep Stitchin' said...

Yes, I do avoid my sewing room on days I'm either overtired or my mood is not 'right'. It's not worth the headaches it often causes by me not being with it 100%.
You're doing great and I'm sure you'll get done what you need to get done on time.

Marg said...

I wasn't too keen to be reminded of how many days until Christmas. You have had a productive week.

Deb R said...

Hi ...I found your blog through Shays and admit I love the idea of the 15 min challenge.
I do sew most days as there is always something to work on. I am content to follow for now and think about adding to mr linky...
Happy Stitching
Deb :)