14 May 1201 – 1800 Minutes
This post is the third in a series about my 2020 100 Day Project called 6000 Minutes. In a nutshell, I am spending 60 minutes each Monday thru Friday for 100 Days working on projects and sharing the results. You can read more about my thoughts and how I came up with this project on the original post here. These blog posts are about the finished projects. For the daily in-progress posts, follow me on Instagram or Facebook.
For Days 21-25, I focused on quilting my Grifology #2 quilt. I started this piece in 2018 by making some improv blocks that included an “L” shape. I got the blocks finished and set the project aside as other deadlines called my time and attention. I’d nearly forgotten about it, but stumbled across it in January as I was planning for a sew day with a friend. Just the project I needed! I pieced the top together that week and decided this week of 6000 Minutes would be a good week for quilting it. I was out of town Wednesday thru Friday at QuiltCon, so I did all the quilting on Monday and Tuesday, so I could keep posting for 6000 Minutes. If I can handle my travel days that way instead of needing to either skip them or add them to the end of the project, I’d rather keep things moving along. Grifology #2 is 35″ x 52″.
Days 26-28 saw me making some progress on my ongoing Paris Bridge project. This is the third in the series, Pont Carrousel. I did the appliqué on this piece outside of the 6000 Minutes project, so the three days focused on the quilting. Each of the bridge pieces is 20″ square and mounted on canvas.
On Days 29 and 30 I felt the need for some soothing stitching inspired by the work of Agnes Martin. I wanted the black thread to make a grid on top of the white thread, so I “stitched” the lines where I wanted the black thread without any thread. That way I could fill in the white quilting first and add the black later. This piece is all quilting, no piecing or appliqué and finishes at 12″ x 6″ and is mounted on canvas. Thanks, Agnes is available here.