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Thread: I am starting to feel like a real quilter....

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    Super Member Dina's Avatar
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    I am starting to feel like a real quilter....

    I am one of those people who is goal orientated. Once I start a project, I have to complete it before I start another project. There have been several times lately when I finished a quilt and didn't know what to do. I went blank at starting another project, had nothing in mind, and couldn't decide what to do next.

    It is not a feeling I like, so I have started a new way of thinking. Right now I have one quilt in blocks on my design wall, one quilt "to be built" with fabric already selected, and another quilt where I just have the pattern selected. When I finish this current project, I won't have the "lost feeling" that I have had before, wondering what to start next. I have been known to waste days trying to figure out what to create next.

    This makes me feel more like a real quilter, as I notice many quilters have many Works in Progress going at once. I sort of have that going now, and it feels good.

    I just had to let someone know that I am beginning to feel like a real quilter.

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    You go girl!!! It is so much fun to have what I refer to as quilters brain!! Keep the projects lined up and post some pics!

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    Congratulations! you're a Quilter...with a capital Q!

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    You are a REAL QUILTER!!!! I wish I was a little more like you. I wish ai could finish unprotect before moving on to another. Right now I have about 3 half finished quilts, 6 patterns and material bought just waiting to be started, 1 tote bag, 1 knitted poncho 3/4 done, and lots of little projects like pot holders at all different stages.
    I feel like I never have anything to show for my time that I spend at my machine.
    My New Year's Resolution will be to finish a project before I move onto the next one.......LOL..... though resolutions are made to be broken aren't they!!! LOL

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    I am like you. I prefer to finish one project before actually beginning another. Oh, I have zillions of ideas in my head, so many that when I finish one, I just pull one from my mind and begin working on it. Not much lull between projects!
    Kerry
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    Funny, I have 3 or 4 lined up. All the fabrics set aside together and then I walk into the sewing room and don't know which to do next. But I also have three to be finished...one is sandwiched and pinned - another needs to be sandwiched - and the last has about 1/3 of the blocks done.
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    I tend to have several things going at once. Mainly because I get bored easily. If I am in between big quilting projects and ever get that would should I do next, I will grab my holiday fabric and do some form of decoration for the house until I know for sure what I want to do. Ex: toilet toppers for each holiday or a wall hanging.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EmbQuilt View Post
    I tend to have several things going at once. Mainly because I get bored easily. If I am in between big quilting projects and ever get that would should I do next, I will grab my holiday fabric and do some form of decoration for the house until I know for sure what I want to do. Ex: toilet toppers for each holiday or a wall hanging.
    Me too! I have a few things going at once otherwise I get bored and don't want to work on it anymore. I was going strong with my Jacob's Ladder then the next day didn't want to work on it. I'm slowly trying to use Bonnie Hunter's leaders and enders to get my four patches and hst done. But I also have my brother's custom quilt to work on, a denim circle quilt that I haven't touched in a while and a GFG that is slowly making progress on my breaks at work. Oh, and a mystery quilt and there are a thousand more patterns saved on my computer and drawn on graph paper.
    It's not a mistake, it's an unconscious decision to change the pattern.

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    See, you all have those ideas of "what is next" right there in your head. I am envious, but I am working on creating this mind set!!

    Dina

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    You go girl! I know exactly what you are saying. I have several WIPs around so when I get tired of working on one project I can switch to another and do something different for a while.
    Fabric is like money, no matter how much you have it's never enough.

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