Monday, September 3, 2012

One Hour a Day

Bonnie Hunter from Quiltville challenged her blog readers to join her in working on hand stitching projects for one hour a day. Since I have several hand projects in the works right now, I'm joining in! If you've come from Bonnie's blog, that means I've figured out how to do her Linkie.

Here's my hand project - I'm calling it my Jubilee+5 Garden Quilt for now. Go to this blog to find out more about our Jubilee quilts. We're a group of quilters making quilts to celebrate our 50th or other significant number birthdays. I'm late working on my quilt because my birthday was back in July.

My quilt is a wallhanging version of a quilt seen on Quiltsalott's blog. I admire her quilts very much. Mine includes fabric about things I might see in my flower garden.
There have been a few bumps along the way. Like stitching the blocks together wrong but all that's been fixed now and below is what my quilt looks like as of last night.

I plan to embroider my initial "M" on the middle block and am trying out a paper "M" to see if its the right size. I'm still thinking its too large.

This week, I hope to finish piecing the square gray polka dot insets in between the blocks. I would also like to begin embroidering my initial because I can't join it all together until that's done.

Its going to be a very hot day here - 105 degrees last I checked. We're grilling tonight and I plan to bake an apple pie for dessert. Its already 76 degrees outside so I better start in on baking now during the "cool" of the day!


  1. Oh, that is looking wonderful!!! Can't wait to see your progress!!

  2. Love the color of the fabrics! I usually get really tempted by those bright and festive colors in my project during the summer, but didn't get a chance to play with them this year. (Glad seeing the summer is almost over now though!)Having your initial in the middle block sounds such a great idea. I can see you are having a lot of fun with this project already!!!

  3. Are those big fussy cut snowballs? Looks very interesting.

  4. your quilt looks great - I like the an hour of handwork a day idea - I think they used to call that a stint.
    hope it's cooler now.

  5. love the idea of an hour a day devoted to handwork, I used to do that last winter with hand quilting I should get back to it.
    love this quilt, ah yes Janet is my idol !