Tuesday, February 5, 2013

15 Minute Challenge

I am joining up with the 15 minute challenge again this week.
 
Tuesday - quilted 10 lines
Wednesday - quilted 10+ lines
Thursday - quilted 10 lines
Friday - finished quilting
Saturday - trimmed quilt; made binding; attached binding to quilt
Sunday - finished sewing binding to the quilt; washed and dried it. - ready to mail
Monday - cut blocks for baby quilt

I finished my second quilt this year.  "time and again."  Since I want to take pictures of it in daylight, it'll probably have to wait until Saturday ...  plus I want to wait until it reaches its new home.

I think the key for me to accomplish more is to plan what I'm going to do.  For instance, last week, I planned to sew/quilt 10 rows each day until the quilt was finished.  I think if I had just planned to quilt, I might not have achieved my goals.  I made them something easily measured.

As for workspace, that is problematic.  Right now my "space" is a corner of a table in my bedroom.  The plus is I don't have to completely put everything away when I'm done; the minus is that I'm away from everyone when I sew (this is a minus because if I want to be around everyone, I'm not sewing).  Some day I will have more space, just not now.  I'll post a picture later .. too early now to get out the camera.

Click here to see who else is taking the challenge this week.

6 comments:

Katie said...

WTG this week would be a good week for me to have my machine with me. but alas I do not so I will just settle for going to the gym and working on project life.

Marti said...

You did great this week. 7 out of 7! Can't wait to see the new quilt.

Shay said...

Sounds like your plan is working for you. I often give myself small goals to accomplish like that too. If you break down a task into smaller chunks its often easier to work towards the finish. Go you!

make.share.give said...

Great idea to set a specific goal. Can't wait to see "Time and Again"

Kate said...

Great week! I'm finding the monthly goals are more motivating and help me focus better than coming up with annual goals.

I know the trials and tribulations of sharing a space with the guy of the house. We did that in TX and I was adamant when we moved that we found a place where I could have my own sewing space. It's a luxury, I know, but I'm going to enjoy it for as long as I have it.

Julie in GA said...

Congrats on finding time to sew every day last week. It helps me to have small, more manageable goals too. Way to go!