Wednesday, September 12, 2012

WIP Wednesday 9.12.12 A Time Line

Many people ask me how long it takes to make a quilt.  Those of you who make quilts know there is no good answer to this.  I have prepared a little timeline today of my current Work In Progress to try to explain why there is no good answer.

 August 19, 2:37pm.  All the blocks are sewn and squared up to 5.5"
 September 3, 6:54pm.  The blocks are laid out approximately how they will be sewn together.

September 9, top is completed, borders are sewn on (sorry, no pic here)
 September 10, 9:34 pm.  Backing is taped down.  Step one of basting. (I love our new space!)
 9:41 pm.  The batting is laid out and smooth.  Ready for top.
 9:48 pm.  Top is down and smoothed out.  Ready to begin pin basting.
 11:11 pm.  Top is pin basted.  Going to bed now.
 September 11, 11:42 am.  Backing and batting are trimmed away.
 1:21 pm.  Thread decisions are made.  Still unsure of quilting plan, though.  Best decide soon!

In between all those days and times, life happens.  Children to care for, dinners to cook, laundry to do, errands to run, yard work to take care of, etc.

 8:43 am.  Started the quilting last night.

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


5 comments:

Katie said...

I like the pattern with all the blues. My quilts take months:)

Barbara Konkle said...

WOW! I love the blues and so pretty! It looks HUGE too! That will be fun to snuggle under!

Anita Rozendaal said...

Wish I had your nighttime energy. If I had tried to do lay out after 8:00 I'd have had to start the whole thing over by morning. Good job!

Cath said...

I just love blues and I think your quilt is terrific.
Cath @ Bits 'n Bobs

Mareenchen said...

It's lovely and I like the meandering quilting lines! Great to see step by step pics and get an idea about tim, too. :)