Ok, everyone, it’s time for us all to speak up and share how it’s going! And this time it’s really important that you all give your input, because we’re at a bit of an important point here and we need to decide how to progress.
In my original schedule, this week marks the end of hand-stitching peels and the start of tutorials for putting it together. I’m a ways off this point, with only about 50 blocks completely finished (above) and a stack more prepped.
I’ve been watching all of the links added here and posts on Instagram, etc., and I really don’t think I’m the only one who isn’t ready yet. :) Which is totally ok! We promised this would be a casual stitch-along and if we want to hold off on the next steps, ain’t nuthin’ wrong with that. A hand-stitching quilt-along is never going to be a speedy affair!
BUT. I do know at least one of us is ready, and I don’t want to hold anyone up if we change the schedule to allow for more hand-stitching time. And I also know that in the coming weeks, a lot of us will start getting crazy busy with holiday crafting.
So, we have to make a group decision, y’alls, and I really really hope you’ll give your input right away. This coming Friday is scheduled for a post on prepping your peels for the next steps. We have a few options:
1.) I can always post the next tutorials and then they will be ready when you need them. But would we lose the group-activity element, if we’re all in different places in the process?
2.) Or I could delay just a couple of weeks to give us a just a bit more hand-stitching time, but then move forward?
3.) OR, we could say let’s all keep hand-stitching until after the holidays and then continue the process all together as a group – but then the people who are finished will be waiting, and anyone making their peels as a holiday gift will be in trouble.
I reckon the second option would be best, so maybe move the next tutorial to November 21st and then have the remaining tutorials follow closely after? But I absolutely want input from everyone, pretty please! I’ve definitely considered this a group project all along, so I want it to work for everyone, or as much as possible.
Show us your progress below and share your opinions in the comments, please!