Baby Quilt Marathon … starting … soon

A few blog posts ago, I mentioned that I have 3 UFO baby quilts and 2 new baby quilt starts.  A couple of readers suggested that I have a Baby Quilt Marathon  and get those little quilts done!

SEW … that germinated a few seeds and got me thinking … What would a Baby Quilt Marathon look like?

According Merriem-webster, one of the definitions of a marathon is an endurance contest.  It can include an event, an activity or requiring concentrated effort.

Typically runninmarathons can be around  26 miles or 42 kilometres.

Now, I know that I can not sit at the sewing machine for 26 hours, let alone 42 hours … SEW … I decided that I can concentrate on these baby quilts for 26 hours … over the space of 2 weeks.  That’s less than 2 hours a day.  I can do that!  And so can YOU!

SEW … are you going to join me?   All you need to do is keep track of your hours and make a concentrated effort to work on baby quilts and get them done!

OK OK …. so you don’t have 5 baby quilts that you need to finish? … that’s OK … you can work on whatever project you want.  But it has to be a concentrated effort to a goal of finishing the project.

What happens if you don’t sew for 26 hours in 15 days?  Absolutely nothing.  But you need to make an honest effort to do so.

When people run marathons all sorts of things happen.  I did a half marathon several years ago (before my back became nasty about it) and I was SLOW!!!   My son text me when I was about the 1/2 way mark and said he was finished!!!  That made me a bit mad, but also made me determined to finish.  Some people that were running didn’t finish … but at least they tried.  That’s all that I will ask of you … that you try!  🙂

I won’t show you all 5 of the baby quilts, but I will show you one of the new starts … I have started to add borders.

One who sleeps under a quilt is covered by LOVE!

Happy Quilting! 

7 thoughts on “Baby Quilt Marathon … starting … soon

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  2. Fun idea! I’m in for tracking my sewing time in a 2-week period, though how well I do will depend on the two weeks!

    I am not a runner but I did some distance walking before my son was born. I started with a marathon (because why start small and work up to it?) and tied for last place. Seriously. The truck that picked up the traffic cones was behind me. I switched to half marathons after that and still finished at the end of the pack most of the time, but with a lot less pain! This marathon should be a lot easier on my feet!

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    • Hi Emily,
      Glad to hear you’ll be joining in the marathon!

      WOW!!! Walking a marathon … that’s HUGE!!! Who cares if you tied for last place? At least you DID it!!!
      I’ve switched to Nordic walking since I had to quit running and the most I do is 10 k … hadn’t thought about walking a half? Something for me to think about!

      And yes this marathon will just be hard on the feet on our sewing machines – although, I’m sure mine won’t even notice! 🙂

      Happy Quilting! 🙂


    • Hi Kathleen!

      Yeah! Glad to hear you’re going to join in the marathon!
      Working on a string quilt will be fun! It’ll be good to see your progress in August!

      Happy Quilting! 🙂


  3. Hhhmmmm, that means that I have two weeks to decide what to do! I have a lot of children’s quilt panels. This would be the perfect time to get some of them sewn up! I think I can do this because it goes along with my goal of sewing up my fabric. I don’t have to buy anything!

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    • Hi Pamela,
      Sewing up quilting panels sounds like a fantastic idea!!! And, if you have them in your stash – it will use up your stash – for free!!! Sounds like a win-win situation to me!
      Happy Quilting! 🙂


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