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Sunday, March 19, 2017

Blocks of Time - Project Quilting Season 8, Project 6

This quilt brings Project Quilting - Season 8 to a close for me.
It is hard to believe it's over.

Kim at Persimon Dreams hosts Project Quilting.
She announces a challenge and you have one week to create something quilty.
Prizes can be won and it's a great way to meet new blogging friends.

This is the sixth challenge of 6 for Season 8.

The first 5 projects this season have been on the small scale for me
that just wouldn't do for the sixth and final project.
I had made up my mind before the challenge was announced that I would make a larger quilt and use this never ending pile of scraps doing it.

Once the challenge was announced, this quilt popped right up in my head
 because I am always fighting the clock.  I added the colors so there would be a secondary design of an hour glass and the third design of the clock.

The Rules:

1Your project must be inspired by time, deadlines or the end.
2.  Incomplete or unfinished does not qualify. Every challenge piece must be a FINISHED project seen through from INCEPTION to COMPLETION during the challenge timeline (March 12th through March 19, 2017). Each piece must stand alone as DONE to count toward prizes. 
3. Please remember that these projects need to be created during the week of the challenge (started on or after March 12th through March 19th). 
4.  Your project does not need to be a traditional quilt, but must meet at least one of these requirements:
  1. Include patchwork.
  2. Include appliqué.
  3. Have 3 layers stitched together by hand or machine.
5.  Link up a blog post, flickr image, instagram post, or public facebook post  by Sunday, March 19th, 2017, at noon CDT.

Anyone who knows me knows
I am so scheduled everyday....

As a hair stylist, my time is scheduled in blocks of time.  
Some of them small, some large, some simple, some complex, and some are more colorful than others.  Just like this quilt.

Deadlines are just a way of life every hour of every day.  I should of called this quilt,
"Escape the Clock."

I made my own fabric blocks by just randomly putting scrap pieces of fabric together.
There is something so freeing about doing this.  (Escaping the Clock?)  
The blocks and borders are pieced completely with random shapes and sizes.

Once the drawing plan was finished, I tied a pen to a string and pinned the string in place to draw a circle.

Next, I used bias tape and HeatNBond Lite to make the circle.  I ripped out the seams where the bias tape crossed the white strips and tucked the ends and then sewed the seams back up.

I drew the hands of the clock (which are pointed to the time usually post my quilts, right before the deadline - hehe) and printed numbers for raw edge applique, once again using HeatNBond Lite.  I changed the 12 to a larger size once I saw the quilt in real life.
 Next I used a blanket stitch to finish the edges.
 The results...  
neater scraps and empty bobbins.  (I used up random bobbins too)

Blocks of Time
(Escape the Clock)

Project Quilting Season 8, Challenge 6 - Time is UP!
Made by Carla in Dodge City, Kansas
Size:  60" x 80"
Fabric building (random piecing), Fusible Applique, Bias tape applique
Stipple quilting by me

I am sure I am forgetting something, I stayed up very late to finish this one.

You can see all the other challenge projects and vote for your favorites starting at noon central on
March 19th
by clicking 
Blocks of Time is # 116

Update:  Voting has ended and it was a winner!!  Thank you to all that took the time to vote!!!!


Needled Mom said...

Outstanding interpretation and beautiful construction. A real winner.

kimbalion23 said...

This is a beautiful interpretation.

Vickie said...

Really artistic Carla, your interpretation of how your life (it won't always be this way when your retired) is chained to blocks of time ! Your quilt is totally the best in this challenge !

PersimonDreams said...

Mind Blowing!!!

Needled Mom said...

Woohoo....congratulations on the win!!! It is a beautiful piece.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Wow love the quilt it is gorgeous. You had a great vision and executed it wonderfully.