I think it’s time to let you all in on a secret…drumroll…I am a serial project starter–much less so of a project finisher. Ha!–I know many quilters claim to have this same dilemma. But, seriously ladies–sometimes the unfinished projects take over!
When I started quilting over 15 years ago, I told myself that I would only purchase enough fabric to work on one project at a time, finish said project and then move onto the next. I even said this out loud…to other quilters…I am sure they all had a good laugh at that one!
So, my hope is that by sharing a couple WIP’s with you every Wednesday, it will give me the motivation to finish the project by the following Wednesday so I can share the finishes with you. Hopefully it will help a bit, but I know that my personal projects often get pushed to the back burner for other deadlines. Well, and of course, it is still summer and that means all kinds of summer fun with the girls! I’m curious to see how my schedule pans out this fall…the littlest miss will be heading off to Kindergarten and it will be the first time in 9 years that I will have days with no kids at home. Our school district is still deciding as to whether our Kindergartener’s will be going to school every other day or every day. Either way, there are going to be kidless days…weird!
So, the project at the top of the page is MBS project–I won’t be able to share the finish with you next Wednesday but it will be completed by then!
My 2nd project is my sew-together-bag….it still needs sewn together. =)
And the last project I would love to finish in the next week is a Metro Rings Quilt.
I’ve been wanting to try out the Quick Curve Ruler and when I was asked to make a quilt to donate to auction off, I knew now was the time. I am very excited about this quilt–the lady(a relative of my husband) left the pattern design and fabric choices 100% up to me…but, she mentioned several times during our conversation how much she loved my Ruby, Pearl, & Opal Quilt(my pattern is available on MBS).
I showed her the new Miss Kate line of fabric knowing it was a sister collection to Ruby which was used in my original design. I got the feeling she wasn’t entirely sold on Miss Kate(much as I would have loved a good excuse to purchase some more of this line!)–so I raided my stash and pulled fabrics with a similar color palette to make a scrappy quilt with the same feel. I cannot wait to see this quilt finished, I think it is going to be beautiful. =) And, I think she will love it!
So, those are the 3 projects I would love to have finished by next week at this time…fingers crossed! =)
Tell me, what are your tried and true tricks for keeping the unfinished projects under control?