The Three-Hour Challenge
When Michelle posted her quilt top, 42 x 54 inches, made from our 3-patch Rectangles using 4 fabrics, finished from cutting to finished top in 3 hours 15 minutes . . . I wondered if a completely scrappy version would go as quickly. The super rectangle table topper I planned to make started to feel like The Three-Hour Challenge.
My little 18 x 27 inch table topper is made from nine 3-patch blocks cut from 27 fabrics (no fabric repeated.)
Michelle inspired me to time my effort tonight:
25 minutes to cut fabrics-one rectangle from each of the 27 fabrics.
25 minutes to sew the blocks . . . including ripping out one of the blocks because I sewed a fabric that looks like a batik but isn’t wrong side up.
30 minutes arranging and re-arranging the blocks.
10 minutes to sew the 9 blocks together, 3 rows of 2 short blocks and 1 row of 3 tall blocks
90 minutes from cutting to ready to layer and quilt. I plan to try a bunch of Leah Day’s FMQ filler designs
, maybe even a different one in each small rectangle. I haven’t decided yet about thread color? (or thread colors?) What do you think?Edited to add, I blogged about it on my blog here: A rectangle for my table