Thursday, May 10, 2012

15 Minutes a Day

Desperately searching for my quilting mojo,
I decided to try the 15 minute a day challenge I had read about over at Paper Napkin Poetry.
Inspired by Kate at Life in Pieces,
Libby was making progress, so would it work for me.
Soon, I found 15 minutes became 30 minutes and then sometimes, an hour.
The result...

Next,
Pinwheels for Caroline.

Maybe if I get some of these WIPs and UFOs done, I can move on to something new.
Recently visited Missie over at Hallbrook designs and she is working on a wonderful wool and cotton quilt  called In The Orange Grove.
She is new to blogging and designs traditional quilts and punchneedle with a touch of primitive.
Go here to take a look.
I adore her window treatments and the new finish she put on an old oak table...
very clever!

Right now, I need a new, fast project .
I think this will be it.
This is a pattern designed by Rita Briner and found on the last page of the Fall Winter 2011 Quilt Sampler magazine.
I know I have all I need in my stash. 
 Maybe one of Lisa Bongean's Seasonal Gatherings for the black border!

Then I will start on this freebie using my Kate Spain Good Fortune fabrics.
I will not piece a four patch in the center though.  Just let the center show off the fabrics.
Many have asked for pattern link.
Here it is:   http://freshlypieced.blogspot.com/2012/05/quiltmakers-100-blocks-blog-tour.html

Back to the sewing machine.
I need to put in my 15 minutes today.
Who knows...
it might become an hour and I will have Pinwheels for Caroline done in no time!

20 comments:

  1. Good luck with your plans. ANY time spent sewing is a good time! :)

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  2. Wow, what a beautiful quilt. I love the pumpkin one from the Quilt Sampler. That's also in my pile to start soon. Can you tell me the name of that last quilt? What a great way to showcase a beautiful print.

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  3. well here i was thinking that YOU inspired ME~!!~
    thank you for sharing the link to my blog and i'm thrilled to see this is working for you~!!!!~
    what a beautiful quilt top you've made~!

    that rita briner quilt is totaly wonderful. maybe someday i'll be "dug out" from under my wip's enough to try that one too.

    :-D
    libbyQ

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  4. You'd be surprised how much you can accomplish in 15 min a day. I do that alot.

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  5. The 1880s sampler quilt border is stunning and the entire quilt quite a masterpiece. Beautiful job! Looks like you have no shortage of ideas for future projects!

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  6. God luck ith your quilting :-). Pinwheels for Caroline is such a beautiful top, Cheryl and I am sure, you will have it finished soon.
    Great new projects, which I am looking forward to follow.
    Hav a nice and relaxing weekend :-)

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  7. Pinwheels for Caroline is such a wonderful quilt...I have a couple blocks made, several cut...need to get stitching on those. I love the last quilt...Love it...where oh where can I find that pattern...Please

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  8. You've got some really wonderful quilts planned out! I like your 15 minute stratedgy - wishing you great success with it!
    Congrats again on such a beautiful finish to your 1880's sampler!

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  9. Thanks for such an encouraging post. 15 mins doesn't sound like much but sometimes it is quite hard to find. I must say that you inspired me to do 15 mins tonight.
    Your sampler looks wonderful - love the border treatment.

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  10. You have made some good progress. Keep up the good work. I would love to know the name of the last quilt in your post and where to get the pattern.

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  11. I'm going to try 15 minutes a day. What a great idea! Sometimes I just have a hard time getting started. Maybe this will help. Your quilt is wonderful....15 minutes a day worked well for you!

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  12. What a absolutely beautiful quilt !! I love it !!

    That pattern designed by Rita Briner is also on my to do list> Just fell in love with that quilt when I saw it !

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  13. Love the 15 minutes a day idea! I so need to make a point to get into my sewing room 15 minutes a day! I always have a project next to my chair for daily handwork, but your idea will get me to the sewing room. Thanks for the shout out for my blog! You're a sweetie! Happy Mothers day to you..

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  14. Your 1800's quilt is a treasure! Your projects are always so inspirational.

    Happy Mother's Day!

    :) Carolyn

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  15. Trying to catch up with what everyone is up to - you have accomplished some very wonderful things with your 15 minute strategy. Love how all the blocks came together and such an eye catching setting. I am so far behind on my little 3" scrappy houses - will try the 15 minutes approach on that!

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  16. The 1880's Sampler turned out wonderfully, love the border too, such a great finish! I've been finding it hard lately to even find 15mins/day - so much going on at the moment - it is a good strategy though and amazing how much those short stints at the sewing machine add up over time!!!

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  17. Wow! Love the sampler top! Great border!
    Yes, libby sure does get a lot done.
    Your new projects are pretty. I look forward to your versions.

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  18. Well, the 15 minute a day challenge sounds like a plan.

    Your sampler is just gorgeous! I love it!

    The Quilt Sampler project does go fast, per a friend who made it. She used the wool for applique as well. It was beautiful. You know... I have had that one bookmarked! AND Cheddar and Poison put aside. ;-)

    Thanks for the link to Missie's site... followed her, too. That oak table IS fantastic.

    Happy Monday...

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  19. Hi, Cheryl. I agree with all of the above. The pink quilt with the interesting border is quite distinctive. Of course the 15 min. a day method is effective--you are proof! Also liked your beautiful wool quilt.
    best, nadia

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  20. Hi, Cheryl. I agree with all of the above. The pink quilt with the interesting border is quite distinctive. Of course the 15 min. a day method is effective--you are proof! Also liked your beautiful wool quilt.
    best, nadia

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