This is a test.
I'm testing HARVEST, a small business management site, to track how much time it takes me to write a pattern, make the test quilt, and get it published. Come with me!
- HARVEST tracks project steps by time or budget.
- You can have multiple project team members (such as stunt quilter, longarmer, photographer, see?) and track their time and expenses.
- HARVEST graphs your progress! Sounds ideal for UFO busting, right?
- You can even send yourself a HARVEST Time Sheet and pay yourself :)
Am I right? Do you shop patterns by how long they take to make? Do you trust the designer's estimates when they say, "can be made in a day?"
Please let me know in comments!
Here I have set-up a total quilt writing project with estimated hours for each task. When I start a job, I start the task timer. HARVEST logs the results for calculations and charts.
|quilt project on harvest|
Please tell me if you think I have estimated enough time for each task?
Assume full-sized double bed quilt. Or did I forget any tasks?
Here is a sneaky peek of our next quilt pattern, Blue Magnolia. I found some fabric I really like at Cutting Edge yesterday.
Blue is Island Batik and grey is Moda Grunge. Karen assured me the world wouldn't end if I mixed batik with other fabrics. But I'm still not sure....What do you think?
I love this Grunge. Look how many colors it has in plain gray! So I will use it for lots of things, even if we decide to get a new batik background for Blue Magnolia.