Most of my real stitching this week has been dedicated to making pot holders. I donated these potholders to a benefit auction at church and one of the ladies there asked me to make sixteen more for her to give as Christmas gifts. I have 10 left to top-stitch and they are complete. They would have been done sooner, but I got sidetracked by the idea of a "10 Minute Quilt Block". I saw a video that showed a short-cut method to producing a 20-inch quilt block in 10 minutes. Theoretically, you could make an entire throw-size quilt top (9 blocks = 60" x 60") in 90 minutes. In reality, it's possible if you were starting with pre-cut 10" squares and are familiar with the method. Add in the time it took me to find enough scrap pieces 10x10" or larger, cut them, watch the tutorial again, rip out a few mistakes . . . I still had a 60x60" quilt top assembled in an afternoon.
|Sorry for the poorly lit picture, but you get the idea.|
If you want to try the 10-Minute Block, just search for it on You-Tube. The same lady also came up with a 5-Minute Block. This time I purchased a "layer cake" of pre-cut squares. I only have four squares completed so far. Hopefully I'll have a finished quilt top to show you next week.
Needlework Tuesday is hosted by Heather @ Books and Quilts. Visit her to see what she and other participants are stitching this week.