I'm back for another week of Kate's 15 minute challenge and I'm feeling like a bit of a fraud. I don't have a lot to share this week.
The Flying Dutchman Quilt
I publicly announced I needed to finish the Flying Dutchman quilt this week. I'm publicly announcing that I'm bringing this one down to the wire. It's not as if I didn't touch it at all this week. I made the backing. Let's see how well I work under real pressure. It needs to be finished in 6 days. Last time I brought my finish this close to the actual giving I ended up staying up until 3 am Christmas Eve attaching binding so I could give the quilt to someone Christmas day.
For reasons that are unknown to me the floor on which I normally baste my quilts has decided to become uncooperative at allowing masking tape to adhere to it. Anyway I had to suck it up and baste this quilt on a very large couple of tables outside on Saturday. I'm not sure I love that method of basting and I'm not sure I did a great job.
I started quilting - I like the black and white variegated thread.
What I didn't like was the curvy lines I decided to do on the coloured parts ...so the seam picker and I had a session. I'm also dreading having to de-lint this quilt when it's finally done.
Tis the Season Stitcheries/Quilt
This week I finished two more stitcheries from the 'Tis The Season blocks.
And made some headway on the very last block. I'm disappointed this is almost done and will have to find some other hand stitching to do. Yes- you heard it here. I like hand stitching. Alert the media.
And then I got really ambitious and decided to start making them into actual quilt blocks. (I think at this point I would have done almost anything to avoid the Flying Dutchman quilt )
Pop on over to Kate's to see what other crafters have been up to this week with their 15 minutes.
P.S. Does anyone want to pop on over and quilt the Flying Dutchman for me?