WIP Wednesday: Crunch Time

Nothing like a deadline! It became obvious on social media the past couple days that I was in good company with many other quilters finishing up (or, in the case of some, just starting) our QuiltCon submissions for tonight's 10pm PST deadline.

Submitted!

Here's my sneak peak of my quilt (full reveal when I blog about the entire project), Perspective, which I submitted for the American Patchwork & Quilting Nine-Patch Challenge. I enjoyed playing with the geometry of a nine-patch by piecing skewed blocks. Then I had this wonderful recommendation (I'm looking you, Sarah N.) to pebble the background. I estimate I spent about 13 hours over the past two days to pebble the quilt. (My arms are so sore... so it totally counts as a workout, too, right?) I'm very pleased with the results of those marathon quilting sessions. And I'm feeling quite confident with pebble quilting now!

I also submitted my Retro Trailer mini quilt.

Now that the Thanksgiving holiday and my QuiltCon submissions are behind me, I can settle back into a more normal routine and get focused on some goals: quilting, blogging and otherwise. Oh, and bee blocks for November. Thank you for your patience! ;-)

Thanks for visiting! Happy sewing!

10 thoughts on “WIP Wednesday: Crunch Time

    1. sarah

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      Thank you so much! I definitely picked a pretty section for the sneak peek. There are definitely some wonky pebbles in there. I want to count the pebbles... ;-)

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  1. Yay for making the deadline! Yes, all the quilting does count for a workout. I actually finished my nine-patch entry three or four days before the deadline (a first for me)! I hope to see your entry in Savannah!

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    1. sarah

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      I had a one square foot sample that I pebbled to check my rate and be sure I had time to do the quilt. My pebbles improved from beginning to end of that piece. That's something I love about free motion quilting. Practice makes noticeable improvement! Thank you as well for the moral support, Mel. It was nice to have a last minute quilter buddy!

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