One Thing, One Week Challenge
Last week (Monday that is) I signed up again for Amy's One Thing, One Week Challenge. I have done this before, one semi-success, one fail, and now one ultimate success! In case you don't remember the premise behind the challenge, it is to pick just one thing for the week and get it done! Honestly, I have been doing this most weeks, just trying to wrap up those many projects laying around. Well this time, I set my goal really really low (I knew we would be out of town for the majority of the Thanksgiving holiday) and I really wanted to complete this challenge. What was my challenge? Simply to baste together the three layers of my advent calender pocket Christmas quilt. First I had to finish piecing the backing, which I did, then I got down on the floor and hand basted the top, batting, and backing together by hand with a needle and thread and really really big basting stitches! I hate this task and it did take me an entire day, but I finished!
What is my next goal? To quilt this baby (by hand) during the Christmas holidays, so that we may actually use the wall hanging next Christmas! Interested in making your own advent calender wall hanging? Then head on over to Sew, Mama, Sew for the great pdf tutorial for this super fun quilt. Thanks Amy for the challenge!
11/29/2010 04:36:04 pm
that is super cute!! good luck with all your hand quilting, and congrats on your challenge finish!!
11/30/2010 01:18:17 am
cute! I have yet to try hand quilting and hope you really enjoy it! I'm sure it will be satisfying to hang that beauty on the wall next year!
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