Just one hour

irish-chain-06This weekend is a very busy one for our church, and since sweet hubby is the pastor, that means I am very involved, too. Today, I had just one hour of free time between two of those activities. Normally, I bemoan the fact that I don’t have all day to quilt, and so I don’t do anything at all. Today, I decided to see what I could get done in just one hour.

irish-chain-07Yesterday, as I cut the sewn jelly roll strips into 2-1/2″ units, I threw them into paper bags; one paper bag for the light-dark-light units and one for the dark-light-dark units. I counted them as I threw them in the bag, and I kept track by writing the number on the outside of the bags. Since I knew the total number of blocks that I need, I wanted to make sure I made enough, but also didn’t cut more units than I needed.

Once I sat down to sew this morning, I placed one of the bags right next to my sewing machine so I could pick out the strip that I wanted. I’m the type of person who tries to make sure no two fabrics are repeated within the same block. Putting the bag within arms reach made that easy.

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Since everything was ready to go, I sat down and whipped out twenty blocks in very little time, even with taking time to dig through my bags. In just forty-five minutes, I had twenty blocks sewn and pressed. In the remainder of my hour, I took pictures, cropped them, and wrote this blog.

Who knew you could get this much done in just one hour?

I think I need to quit making excuses and just get to work.

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Just one hour — 4 Comments

  1. Maria, you never cease to amaze me…I really should try this…just do a little instead of wondering if I have time to do something…

  2. Oh, I know this lesson, but I am not learning it very well. Not saying this is everyone’s problem, but when I goof off and fiddle around, the word that comes to my mind is “lazy” – yikes. So thank you for this post. Pray for those of us that are so slow to get to it…