Thursday, January 16, 2014

Passion 48....

This has been hanging in my sewing room by a straight pin since August.  It's the August 2013 addition of American Patchwork & Quilting.  The Popsicle Angel is a Sunday School Craft from my 4 year old class.  The Anthropologie tag is a bucket list dress memory that I needed this past summer to just feel like a girl.  The quilt is just one of those I couldn't forget about.


Flash forward to a week ago...I was catching up on quilt blogs -- popping from this one to that one--- probably researching triangles.  Anyway I stumbled across a project at American Patchwork and Quilting completed last year.  Passion 48.  The girls followed guidelines.  They chose any pattern from the magazines history.  They were told the quilt had to be for themselves. They would work on it one hour weekly until completion.  The quilters were shooting for completion within a year, 48 weeks allowing for 4 layoff weeks for illness or pressures of the 'grown up girl' jobs they all had to do.

How many times have you looked at a quilt and wondered, "How long did it take me?"  How many times have you been asked, "How long does it take you to make a quilt?" I liked the idea of measuring the progress.  One hour a week --- if anything I have an hour of sleep a week to give up to do this project.

So. I got out the timer my kids used for teeth brush timing back during the stage of braces.

I dug out the fabrics and began cutting out the pieces.  It took 3 hours total to cut out the pieces.  Though pattern cutting is not part of the Passion 48 plan.

  I just love this piece.  This is going to be fun......


8 comments:

Lorraine said...

What a fantastic idea...one hour a week is certainly a "do-able" amount of time to set aside....I look forward to seeing your progress -and I might even think about choosing a project and getting started myself.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I love keeping track of the time I spend on some of my more difficult quilts and always keep track of my time when I am at the quilting frame - this is just because so many people over time asked "how long did it take you to make this"

Colleen said...

Extremely cool idea and I love that quilt!

Gypsy Quilter said...

I love it too. I think I'll join you in this endeavor.

Kindred Quilts said...

Enjoy the journey... and keep us posted on the "time-line..."

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

I love this idea! I'm going to think on this one, but it sounds like something I'd like to try.

Carrie P. said...

I see from the pile on today's post you are staying busy. Nice pattern!

Sherrill said...

I like that one, too. Every time I run across it when I'm thumbing through some old issues, I think again how much I like it. So far, that's as far as it's gotten! LOL