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    I agree with cutting all of the pieces out and ready to go. It makes it easier to sit down and do it. Lately I have had to force myself to finish one project before I start another. It is HARD to do but seems to help. Good Luck!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nana2
    Often I find that getting myself organized helps the very most. I find it very difficult to sew if I know the laundry is stacked up, or the kitchen needing attention, or I haven't cooked a good meal in a few days. THEN there is the sewing room!!! If I make myself get that room in order and get my project organized, i.e. iron in convenient location, quilt pieces lined up, several bobbins wound and ready, etc. etc. I can enjoy a project that I've lost interest in. It drives me absolutely NUTS to have to look for sissors or have to stop to wind another bobbin or having to run to another room to find something I left there. The psychological thing for me is that I feel that I am neglecting my family if I don't have their laundry done or good food for them every night. However, I am LEARNING to expect my family to take some responsibilities for their own care and trying to drop that "guilt trip" for myself.
    Nana, If I had to get all of that in place before I began working on my projects, I would never get to them. Although when my kids were growing up I did manage to get all of that done (not all at once though) -- there was always food on the table at mealtimes, clean laundry, etc. But now that the nest is empty, I seem to putter around more and more -- going in circles. So I just get to my sewing when I can and don't worry about much more. When something really needs to be done, I do it best I can. Priorities change over the years.

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    I cut it all and then work on multiple ones at once. There's a charm quilt I don't want to do, so I sew a chain of puzzle quilts (makes me say :-D ) then, without stopping, I sew a chain of hour glasses, then, without stopping, I sew a chain of D9P. So I try to work on them in stages, so doing one block per day would never get done for me. My goal would be adding one piece x every block per day

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    Quote Originally Posted by BKinCO
    Yep. I hear you. I've got 2 projects like that going right now. I've found, with me, I have to force myself to do a little something (sew a block together, sew a row together...something!) BEFORE I allow myself to work on something else I "want" to do......eventually it's got to get done, right???
    that's what I do too. Sometimes I have to force myself to do it, and then I'm really glad when it's done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ReRe
    Thought ya'll would like to see a picture of the quilt so far. DH even approves of the layout ... and since it is for our bed that is important. This is the first picture I have posted so be nice please ladies. Now I am off to work on said quilt while in the right mood.
    Keep it up, ReRe! That's going to be one pretty quilt when it's done. I love your colors and the way you are setting it up.

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    Thank you jojo. DH picked the colors as well as the log cabin pattern in the first place.

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    I don't think it would be much fun (for me)to make one project, finish it before I could start another. I would get bored. I have two hand projects going now. I work on these when we are watching TV. One is a mini-whole cloth that I am quilting and the other is a lap quilt that I am piecing. I have another machine pieced top ready to be sandwiched and quilted. I am fortunate that I have a sewing room upstairs and I can leave things out. I have my ipod in a dock and when I get tired of sitting at my machine, I can dance around to keep from getting stiff. I want to learn to do some FMQ so yesterday I pieced a small 18" wall hanging to practice on. That's the beauty of having a stash of fabric, you can always find something to work on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ReRe
    Thank you jojo. DH picked the colors as well as the log cabin pattern in the first place.
    He has good taste...and with your quilting...good teamwork!

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    My king quilt project has been in a bag with fabric and pattern for over a year....now I am finally working on it. It's an uneven log cabin pattern in one of my magazines, and I do want to get it done. There have been so many other projects come up, I have had to delay it. Now I am finally working on it....and I am really thrilled. I WANT to do this quilt...I REALLY DO!!!

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