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Too many projects!!

Too many projects and not enough time…

How many of us know and have said this exact line?

I have so many open projects right now that I find myself jumping from one to another… currently I have 5 projects and a redesign that I’m having fun with. I am definitely not saying I’m overwhelmed, or maybe I am, but just… happily overwhelmed.

My Christmas quilt that was hand-quilted needs it’s binding finished, I sewed the binding on one side, started hand stitching it down and then moved onto another project.
I made a beautiful Amish mini quilt for a swap group. In the early stages of making the mini, I knew right away I was in love with it. I had misgivings about swapping it, but rather than keeping it for myself and making something else for the swap, I realized that by not sharing what I considered a worthy piece of art, people out in the world would never truly know my efforts, my creative talents or skill level. In the end, I submitted my mini for voting and sent it off to the lucky recipient in Germany. To combat my separation anxiety (Has anyone else felt this way about giving up something they’ve made?) I proceeded to make another immediately. Thus, project number two is sitting in its hoop, mocking me from the end of the couch.
I had cut out all of the pieces for my Amish schoolhouse quilt, then decided I liked another pattern better and am in the process of cutting that down to piece together.
I FINALLY started the center block for my Block of the Month quilt from Joann Fabric called “Arbor Lane” and have to finish that up. All the blocks will be done at that point, but I’ll need to piece it all together… I can hardly wait until this one comes back from the quilters!
I’m helping my daughter piece her very first quilt together and am very excited to see how it turns out. I’ll post one of the squares here so you can see where’s it’s going.

While all of this is going on, my wife was looking through Elm Creek Quilts and came across a really nice looking pattern called a Sampler. We both looked at each other and said… “We could do this!!” It has 12 blocks and she and I have completed 8 of the 12 as of today. This will be the third quilt that we’ve made together.

All in all, I’m very happy with the various projects we have in the works and can’t wait to share them with you. How many are you currently working on?

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4 thoughts on “Too many projects!!

  1. I had to look twice to be sure I didn’t write this post! Sadly, (or not!) most quilters I know do this little dance between projects often. I think it’s what keeps quilting from becoming “stale”. My sister is my partner in crime. Even though she lives 1200 miles away, we somehow still manage to get each other involved in even more projects! Darn internet makes that very easy!!!!

    • My biggest problem is seeing something new and wanting to start that project as well. I did participate in making a quilt long-distance with a cousin of mine who’d asked for volunteers. Come to think of it, I never did see the finished project.

      • Seeing something new is a big one for me, too. I’m in a completion mode right now. Trying to finish up some UFOs so I can make some more!!

      • Then we are in the same mode… I’m trying to make it to completion mode and then backtracked!! Started a new quilt and am almost finished with the blocks. Must complete projects!! Too funny

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