Couch to 5K to QuiltCon 2019

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Couch to 5K

My husband and I started an exercise program called Couch Potato to 5K this past summer.  It’s a phone app.  The app starts with a warm up, followed by one-minute runs and one-and-half minute walks.  During our “training” one morning, I commented that “little by little” we would reach our goal– just like quilting.  To document our progress, I made a small block representing how far we had gone each day.

But, once football practice started, we stopped running and we didn’t run a 5K.  I did, however, make a quilt with the ones I had pieced.  Five weeks of running! With such small piecing, resulting in bulk, I struggled with the quilting and used only a few straight lines for each row.
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It finished at 26″ by 31″.  I entered it into QuiltCon 2019, small quilts category, and it was accepted.

I’m sure there is a moral to this story.

Keep moving,



Day 64/100: Week One

Week One Couch to 5K

Week One, Day 1-3

This is what the first week of our Couch Potato to 5K looks like. The first day it was hot and humid– thus the red. The second day was a beautiful Saturday morning, so blue. Yesterday was an evening run in the park where everything is green. The last one took about 20 minutes to make. I cut the strips to 2.25 inches wide. It’s about 12 inch long.