Sunday, March 11, 2018

Project Quilting 9.5 - A Stitch in Time

The fifth theme of Project Quilting hosted by Kim @ Persimon Dreams was:  A Stitch in Time.

So what does "A Stitch in Time" mean?  The phrase appears to mean:  a (or one) stitch in time, saves nine stitches, which generally is shortened to a stitch in time.  If you mend a tear right right away, you would only use one stitch instead of ten stitches later if the tear goes unfixed and worsens.

It also means:  there's no time like the present, which means if you spend a little time and effort to deal with a problem now than to wait until later, when it may get worse and take longer to deal with.

So I decided to make my project about procrastination.  Ta da.

In my mind, I was going to make a pillow.  But I guess I should have figured out the measurements before I started sewing letters.  Oops.  It ended up being 20 x 36 inches.  Guess it's a wall hanging.

Organic wavy lines in black thread for a quick finish.  I used Kona Black and Silver

After it was all pieced, I realized that I should have left a bit more space between the check boxes and the letters.

This needs to be hung in my sewing room to remind me not to procrastinate on all my many WIPs.

Just one more challenge for Season 9 of Project Quilting.  I was nervous as I started this journey, but I am glad I decided to play along.  Thanks to Sarah @ Sarah Goer Quilts for the encouragement.

You can vote for your favourite project here.


  1. I think this is really clever, Anja! It's amazing what can be done in a week.

  2. I need this on my wall! And the black and white is perfect.

  3. Love the message! great way to use the theme. love the black and white.

  4. Love this! Great interpretation of the theme! 😊

  5. Great advice, love the lettering. Good job. ❤️❤️

  6. Oh very nice, I need one of those for my workaholic husband and I could refer to it when discussing a possible holiday. Love it.


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