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    What do you do when you have a quilting project that is perfectly lovely yet you have to argue every stitch of the way to actually work on it. The one I have is a Log Cabin blanket that will fit my King Size Bed. I figured up that I only need to make one square a day until I have the required number made yet I have a hard time getting them done. I am so far behind I am planting the cotton plant. Yet I do no want to give up on this project. I keep putting it aside to work on later and nothing helps. I just keep seeing me putting it aside again and again and never getting it done. What do I do 'cause I really do want to do this quilt.

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    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???

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    I have the same problem - I am making a quilt for my DD's 1st wedding anniversary and I have to have it done by mid July. I like the fabric but find the piecework very boring. I need to make 16 braid panels and only have 7 complete. ((groan))

    I have decided to change the original design by putting something different in the center and using the braid panels as borders. That gets me off the hook making braids - I only have to do one more.

    Now that I have given myself the freedom to stop doing something that I find boring... I am getting excited to work on this project again. :D

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    I have that happen. I do one of two things. Either set it aside for about a month so I can look at it with fresh eyes and enjoy it again, or force myself to spend a whole day sewing on it just to get it done.

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    When I hit one of "those" projects, I make myself work twice as hard on it so I can get it over with and move on. Then I make sure the next one is something that I REALLY want to do.

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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 is what I do. Working on something I "want" to work on is my reward for working on the projects I have to force myself to deal with.

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    Repeat after me...Starting now, my log cabin quilt is my sewing priority....keep repeating this mantra until it becomes your reality. :? It could work.....tehe tehe

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    I have the same problem. If time allows, I set it aside for awhile. If not, I make a goal to do just something with it on a schedule. Make little attainable goals that you can meet and see progress on.

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    I know how you feel ReRe. I do the same thing. Sometime the planning is more fun than the actual project. Did I just say that? And I call myself a quilter! Usually when I block out a nice chunk of time to quilt it gets my back in the mood, and I start enjoying the project again. I used to tell my students that there are so many great books to read - never read one that you don't eenjoy if it has not been assigned to you. Maybe we should look at quilting the same way. If it really bugs us then why do it?

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    i am currently working on my third quilts for kids kit. when i am done i will send all three back together. then i plan to do what i want---a coffee cup cozy. Then i will decide what project to do. I wont committ to more quilts for kids until fall. This summer i have planned some small projects. Plus i want to practice fmq. So coffee cozy is my priority after this small quilt. Find it hard to fit all things in too.

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