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    Junior Member QuilterMomOf3's Avatar
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    73!! And counting...(Quilts in progress & to do...)

    I keep a composition book for quilt planning. I just went through & counted all the quilts that are either in-progress or still need to be made...

    There are 73!!!

    I better get back to work!! Good thing I'm only 23!!
    "Some people have bunches of WIPs (works in progress) and UFOs (unfinished objects)....I prefer to think of them as PhDs (Projects Half Done)!!" ~Elena Boen
    "Just keep in mind that your function here is to have fun and not to be someone else's interior decorator! So ... go forth and have fun!" ~Krystyna
    I cannot count my day complete 'til needle, thread and fabric meet.

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    well...i don't have anywhere near 73 quilts that i am working on in any way, but i do use a composition book to collect thoughts and ideas. i even tape pictures of quilts in there that i find from quilting-related catalogues. i guess you could say it is my quilt brain!

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    I am afraid to count! I am sure there are more than 73!

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    At that rate you will have 150 by the time you are 25. Even if I am not sewing, I love to think about the next quilt and the next quilt and the next quilt ....

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    73 is a pretty big number! sometimes i see posts for a UFO completion challenge
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    That's why I sold off a bunch of patterns and quilts! Now my quilt room doesn't look so overwhelming
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    And speaking of composition books, did you know that they come in graph paper versions also? The bog box stationery stores carry them ( Office Max, etc.) but I just found them at Wall Mart they are called "Graph Composition" books, and are manufactured by NORCOM. WM doesn't sell them on line but here's the listing so maybe the clerk can locate them for you:
    http://www.walmart.com/ip/Norcom-Gra...heets/20659438
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    Most of the quilts in the book are pretty much part of an unstated to-do list...

    i have probably 10-20 that are actually WIPs...
    "Some people have bunches of WIPs (works in progress) and UFOs (unfinished objects)....I prefer to think of them as PhDs (Projects Half Done)!!" ~Elena Boen
    "Just keep in mind that your function here is to have fun and not to be someone else's interior decorator! So ... go forth and have fun!" ~Krystyna
    I cannot count my day complete 'til needle, thread and fabric meet.

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    I keep my lists in Word. It makes it real easy to move things from UFO to WIP to the finished lists.

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    Gotta have a plan -- and ambition --- looks like you are aces on both !!!! And wonderful to know there is another young quilter out there to carry on !!!!
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    Thanks! My paternal grandma has been making quilts FOREVER and my maternal grandma sews.

    My dad claimed it is my duty to continue the tradition (I already sewed, just hadn't started making quilts yet...) and so I am!!

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    Gotta have a plan -- and ambition --- looks like you are aces on both !!!! And wonderful to know there is another young quilter out there to carry on !!!!
    "Some people have bunches of WIPs (works in progress) and UFOs (unfinished objects)....I prefer to think of them as PhDs (Projects Half Done)!!" ~Elena Boen
    "Just keep in mind that your function here is to have fun and not to be someone else's interior decorator! So ... go forth and have fun!" ~Krystyna
    I cannot count my day complete 'til needle, thread and fabric meet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuilterMomOf3 View Post
    I keep a composition book for quilt planning. I just went through & counted all the quilts that are either in-progress or still need to be made...

    There are 73!!!

    I better get back to work!! Good thing I'm only 23!!
    I've got about the same number. However, I'm a bit past 23 so I'd better get busy. ;-)

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    I've been seriously quilting since about March; I've finished 11 so far, have 3 more in progress, plus 2 more I need to start; all for Christmas presents. *whew*!! Then I have another huge king size one I actually started about 3 years ago...the top is all pieced (with TONS of mistakes - it's my first patchwork quilt and I did lots of "learning" on that one) but I still need to figure out how to quilt that monster. Then I have about six more in my mind to make for myself!

    It's not 73, but it feels like a TON to me!

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