Sixteen place-mats to whip up in a few days. It is not going to happen. I have so over estimated what I am capable of. I have now quilted the first 6 of the 16. That has taken 2 days. And let me say 2 full days. I am pleased with the quilting. Six different designs all done with my walking foot. All that practice has payed off.
But I haven't thought this through. I still have all the bindings to do and all that hand sewing takes time. I knew what I was doing with these mats.
With the next 10 I am going to be in new territory. I want to use my Bernina quilting rulers and my free motion sewing is not good.
Thinking about it, if I want to catch up on the number of mats I need to finish I might be better to stick with the walking foot quilting. I might be able to finish this lot in a week or so. I still have another 14 to go to get to my projected total which has to be finished in November. I can complete this lot using a technique I am familiar with and take some of the pressure off myself, then learn something new when I have a bit more time. (I have had a couple of visitor to my sewing room who would like to buy these. It's the cat thing.)