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Thread: Buried in projects!

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    I started quilting in 1996 in high school. for a few years all was well. Then i got married and had kids, life got in the way and low and behold my sewing machine got put away (Bernina 1030), after a 5 year break I'm back to quilting and oh my Lord i am buried under a ton of projects! each of the kids wanted one I had been saving fabric for a purple and white quilt (grandma's fan) as well as a yellow and white one (flying geese), i started all of these within a week, then the boyfriend wanted me to make a crown royal quilt (out of his bags he had saved) as well as one for his mom. Now Grandma is hinting about a lap quilt for her.

    I've only been back for a month and i have finished the kids' quilts (they helped) and started 4 more I have also developed a folder of some amazing treasures i have found here that are screaming to be made.
    As quilter's do we ever get caught up?

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    Nope! lol! At least, I know I haven't ever gotten caught up!

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    No Way!! LOL the list is never ending :D:D:D

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    I've never heard of anyone ever getting caught up.

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    I just started last year, and I am buried already.

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    buried in fabric -idears-magazines-ufos-a quilters life for me- love it -never bored---will need to live to 300 to catch up and thats doubtfull

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    I thought I was done, I was delivering table runners today to people who had ordered them and someone fell in love with one already purchased. So.......should I make another one, I have the fabric, or should I just call it a day and clean up my sewing room, which looks like 2 tornadoes hit it simultaneously. Good grief.

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    Depends on who wanted it. Would have to be someone VERY special for me to take on another project before Christmas. We quilters (especially the female versions) tend to want to please others even at our own expenses. Time to take a deep breath and enjoy Christmas. If the person really wants that project, she will wait until after Christmas. That's my 2 cents and I am sticking to it.

    Merry Christmas!

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    There's always one more quilt or project to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jemma
    buried in fabric -idears-magazines-ufos-a quilters life for me- love it -never bored---will need to live to 300 to catch up and thats doubtfull
    Ditto. I have so many quilt tops that need quilting but for each one I get quilted, I add another 2-3 to the 'to be quilted' pile :)

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    I have no doubt I will get caught up - if I live to be 150... LOL

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    Welcome to a very exclusive club. Okay, maybe not all that exclusive.

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    I'm not leaving this earth until I put a major dent in my stash!

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    It's a conspiracy by the quilt fabric and pattern designers! They keep coming out with such neat fabrics and ideas that we will NEVER get caught up! I, for one, am planning on leaving this earth with lots of unmade quilts on my list! That way I'll be busy until I die!

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    I didn't know we had to get caught up!!

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    Caught up?? What's that?? The more I do, the behinder I get. But I love it!

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    I usually have several in different stages going at once. In the living room, I have some hand sewing in a basket and, sometimes, a binding to sew down. In my sewing room, I have a couple of piecing projects along with a couple of quilts to quilt hanging in the closet. I also have some projects that have gotten stalled for one reason or another in large plastic bags. If you think you will never get back to it, put it in a yard sale - you might be surprised that someone else wants to buy it to finish!

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    Quote Originally Posted by annieshane
    Depends on who wanted it. Would have to be someone VERY special for me to take on another project before Christmas. We quilters (especially the female versions) tend to want to please others even at our own expenses. Time to take a deep breath and enjoy Christmas. If the person really wants that project, she will wait until after Christmas. That's my 2 cents and I am sticking to it.

    Merry Christmas!
    annieshane - I think I needed this Permission from someone. I have sooo much to do but I keep sitting down to my quilting in my spare moments, instead of Wrapping! This morning I will clean up my quilting corner and focus on my family and this beautiful time of year. Happy Holidays, everyone!

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    If we ever get caught up then we would be so bored and no I don't stay caught up either.

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    Totally agree NEVER BORED love to read as well!

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    After my parents passed away in 2006 and 2007, I realized that I had about 26 years to live if I lived as long as they did. Somehow I have wasted the last 4 or 5!! But now I am digging into my stash and making tops. It feels good. Rules: can't buy more fabric unless it is absolutely necessary, use up what I've got because my kids will just throw it out, and make something easy that I can get done.

    No we never get caught up, but with this philosophy, I hope to make a dent in the stash.

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    Hey - who says we HAVE to get caught up?

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    I didnt know we were supposed to get caught up. why doesnt someone tell me stuff? lol

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    Nope never get caught up. But I've found those big zip lock bags for storage are a real help in keeping those projects organized. And when someone asks how their quilt is coming, you can pull out the bag with their name on in and show them - and buys you a little time! Have fun!

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    I'll never catch up - my "want to do" list grows faster than my "finally finished" list.

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