21 May 2401 – 3000 Minutes
This post is the fifth 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.
As the pandemic news continued, on Days 41 and 42, I sought some familiarity in working with organic black lines on white. I played with more organic quilting than my usual, but found it less peaceful than what I really wanted. Grifology 6 is 10″ x 10″ and mounted on canvas. Available here.
I’d been mulling over the scrap project I started on Day 36 and spent Days 43, 44 and 46-48 working on it. It felt like the original lines were too heavy, so I cut them up and added some more white space as well. I went crazy with the quilting (for me) and used colored thread! I know! It turned out much less dramatic than it felt and was an interesting experiment. White and off-white thread are in the middle of the piece with light to medium grey on the lower part. The upper area has shades of blue, green, pink and yellow. Colorful finishes at about 24″ square.
I took a break from this quilt on Day 45 to work on some masks for a medical office in a nearby community. I didn’t make as many masks as some during this pandemic, but made over 60. This was the only one of my 100 Days that I devoted to mask making.
One of my lovely quilting friends challenged me to make a “landscape or something with water.” The sky on Day 49 was such a beautiful blue, I decided to so do a seascape in blue fabric. Two different blue threads were used for the quilting. Seascape is 12″ x 12″ and mounted on canvas.
Day 50 found me struggling with what to make. (Interesting that this is exactly halfway through the project?) I spent half of my 60 minutes staring at the fabric. When I started playing, this duplex house appeared. I call it In This Together and it is 12″ x 12″ and mounted on canvas. Available here.