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    It looks fabulous so far, if you don't have someone in mind when you finish it, I'll send my address. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by wattse2000
    Ok -- I think I am obsessed and I hope I'm not the only one. It seems like the moment I start a project (or even the idea for a project) I am like a woman obsessed to get it done! I still enjoy piecing, quilting, whatever I happen to be doing at the time, but the strong urge I have to complete the project turns the activity into more of an all-consuming obsession than a relaxing past time. Does anyone else have this problem?

    My main problem right now is that I jumped into this tremendous hand-piecing project. When I started I thought it might take me a year to complete -- quilting and all -- now I'm 6 months into the project and I can see that a year is MAYBE enough time to piece the top -- MAYBE. Now I'm depressed because all I can think about is the end product which I won't be enjoying for a long, long while. I need to learn to enjoy the moment!!!!

    FYI -- when I finally do finish the thing I'm afraid I won't want to touch it for fear of destroying it after all the blood, sweat and tears that went into it. It will probably sit in a closet somewhere and never get used!!!!!
    Oh that is so pretty so far. Don't ever hide it away. Display it somewhere, it is far too pretty to put in a closet and not use it.
    I am the same way, I can hardly wait to finish most of the projects i start, and some just take way toooooo long to suit me. I guess because we live in such an "instant" everything world now, maybe that's our problem ya think? Be sure to show us the beautiful completed quilt.

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    It's going to be gorgeous. I can't even image doing all that by hand, not even by machine. LOL When it's done, don't even think about not sandwiching it and let it sit in a closet.

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    I have what I call "My Forever Quilt" because I have been working on it for the last eight (yes, 8) years! I still haven't finished cutting out all the pieces! It is my take along project, so I only work on it on airplanes, at red lights, while waiting to pick up kids and while waiting for Dr. appointments. Now I have started a take along Grandmother's Flower Garden and my Forever quilt is just sitting there. I will get it done sometime because I just love it, but the straight lines of the hexagons are quicker to sew than the curves on the forever quilt. Keep working on it. It is just beautiful so far and you will be so proud and happy when it is done!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wattse2000
    Ok -- I think I am obsessed and I hope I'm not the only one. It seems like the moment I start a project (or even the idea for a project) I am like a woman obsessed to get it done! I still enjoy piecing, quilting, whatever I happen to be doing at the time, but the strong urge I have to complete the project turns the activity into more of an all-consuming obsession than a relaxing past time. Does anyone else have this problem?

    My main problem right now is that I jumped into this tremendous hand-piecing project. When I started I thought it might take me a year to complete -- quilting and all -- now I'm 6 months into the project and I can see that a year is MAYBE enough time to piece the top -- MAYBE. Now I'm depressed because all I can think about is the end product which I won't be enjoying for a long, long while. I need to learn to enjoy the moment!!!!

    FYI -- when I finally do finish the thing I'm afraid I won't want to touch it for fear of destroying it after all the blood, sweat and tears that went into it. It will probably sit in a closet somewhere and never get used!!!!!
    It is going to be beautiful and well worth the time spent making it. Keep going!

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    I get like that too. Sometimes I get in over my head and get so upset. On more than one project I look at the clock and it's almost morning. I'm retired now- but boy when I was working it was terrible. I'd go right back the next night until I got it made. After it's pieced I really don't care what happens to the quilt LOL. I use a longarm quilter. I will send her several tops at a time. Then I can't wait to get them back...

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    I can relate! Isn't it funny how some of us have that personality trait? It is in some ways a curse and others a blessing. I guess, at least, I'm glad that I get the projects done in the end rather than just giving up!

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