04 Jun 3001 – 3600 Minutes
This post is the sixth 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.
On Day 51, I finished In This Together, which you can see in the post for minutes 2401-3000.
I’m always behind in reading magazines and when I finally read QuiltCon magazine I got very excited. I’ve been a fan of the work of Heidi Parkes for quite some time and was lucky enough to meet her at QuiltCon in February. The magazine included a project of hers called the Scavenger Hunt quilt. Instead of being a pattern, it is a series of instructions, step-by-step, that lead each maker to create a quilt that is similar, but all their own. I almost never make things following someone else’s plan, but this idea really captured my imagination and curiosity and I decided to dive in! I spent days 52-57 creating my version of the Scavenger Hunt quilt top. Heidi recommends hand quilting it to finish and I’d love to do that. However, I already have several hand projects in progress so am not starting it now. It was a lot of fun to make a quilt this way and I highly recommend it. You can buy the magazine here. The quilt top is 40″ square.
On Days 58 and 59, I made Threads of Caring. This piece was inspired by my first pandemic trip to Trader Joe’s. There was a long line to get in as they were limiting the number of customers in the store at any one time. Everyone in line was spaced 6 feet apart. It was very calm and orderly. That is not to say a few people didn’t drive up, look at the line, and leave. This is a new thing and many of us did not anticipate a line and a lengthy wait. It took me 50 minutes, but it was worth the wait to get things that my mother wanted. I chose gold thread to highlight the value that everyone placed on each other’s health. 10″ x 10″ mounted on canvas. Available here.
Please see the post for Minutes 3601 – 4200 for Day 60. Day 60’s project is a mini series with Days 61-65, so I’ve included them all together.