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Thread: Do you have multiple projects going or one at a time?

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    Super Member WMUTeach's Avatar
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    I always have several going at once and then one will rise to the top to be finished ASAP. There is also a pile of finished tops that are awaiting quilting, a backing or what ever. From time to time I whittle the projects down to 3 or 4 but then another wonderful quilt pattern just demands my time or a new baby is announced and so on. I want to leave a legacy for my family and it may just be unfinished quilts. Tee-Hee!

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    I don't think you are a true quilter if you don't! lol
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    Yes, right now I am buying materiasl for a quilt, have one set of blocks ready to put together, am also cutting and sewing on another set of BOM quilt, altering a queen size bedspread to fit a single bed. In the process of making a summer dress. It never gets boring for me.

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    Not counting the UFO's, I usually have 2 or 3 active projects going on at once.
    Stephanie in Mena

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    This topic just tickled me so much. I just resumed quilting last year and so let me see. I have one quilt almost finished that I am quilting by hand. My motivation is that my cover blanket for my bed is getting very old and thin. So I want this done to replace it. I have 4 tops that I have finished and need to be sandwiched. This board is my addiction and consequently I join several swaps. But I have uncovered some quilts that I had started a long time ago. Actually squares that need to be pieced together. So My conclusion to all of this is that quilters are serious ADD challenged. We get bored working on the same thing for too long and our attention is off to the next item. The good thing about the swaps is that it keeps me focused to finish something because people depend on me. But when I get my swaps back........lol there they sit on my design board as I think about what to do with them.
    Dreaming of New England while being stuck in So. Calif.(the asphalt jungle of the world.) But hey the Happiest Place on Earth is here.

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    Oh my yes, I am alwasy astounded that I actually finish something, I guess I must have senior ADD as I am always jumping from one project to another (or starting something new)

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    I just read the first 6 pages of responses and I don't know whether to run away from this thread of idiots or be glad that I'm apparently "normal for a quilter". Let's see, (1) On the USA quilt I made last year I just got the state badges put on the states where our boys' choir school has sung, (2) the (sort of) French braid for my neice and newphew is coming along (have to work on it to free my quilt wall), (3) the material for the lap robe for a teacher friend has just arrived and that needs to be done yesterday!, (4) Got the dragon that DGS designed for his quilt enlarged to 5' and the fabrics he chose are all pilled together waiting....), (5) the front of SIL's "African" quilt is all done but I told him he has to come up to get it (he likes to work holidays because it is extra pay) so it's on the back burner, and (6 and 7?) there are those two quilts sent back to me to try to repair the damage the new puppy did, and (8) is a landscape and another fixer because someone saw a witches face in it!

    Like many quilters I find that often quilts have to perculate for a while before I can move on them again. One of my first quilts was a water color quilt that was done in 1" squares. I could only work on that one so much before I coudn't see it any more! It took my almost 3 years to complete and I did several other quilts during that time.

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    Last edited by Sierra; 07-20-2012 at 08:18 AM.

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    Lets see, of my own...

    1. at the binding stage. to be hand stitched down
    2. a bona fide PIG (Project In Grocery sack) all the blocks are done and sashings cut and pieced border is 99% done
    3. one that is awaiting borders
    4. one that is mostly cut out and I have started piecing, this one I intent to give as a Christmas gift.
    5. one that is from a block swap from here that I need to make more blocks for. Sadly it has entered into the realm of UFO from WIP. I haven't done anything with it in about 9 months.
    6. A true UFO scrappy log cabin. I had run out of dark colored logs and needed more scraps. Every project I have some to add but I have yet to start working on the poor thing again.
    7. A commissioned T-shirt quilt I have mostly cut out and interfacing fused to the cut out T-shirt blocks.
    We won't bother to count the fabric in my stash that is set aside for specific projects with pattern all picked out or idea firmly implanted in my tiny skull.
    I also won't count my leaders/enders quilts of which I have two quart size zip lock baggies full of completed HSTs.

    Other peoples stuff... I have Barn bum's back to nature quilt on the rack right now and several other client quilts in line right behind it.

    I figure I won't be getting back to any of my own piecing until around September. But that is fine by me. I seem to be a very cyclic creature my nature. I am firmly in longarm mode right now and quite content and happy to be there. Then I will cycle back to peicing mode for a while. It is just the way I am. Now if I could just hit the lotto so I could retire and quilt full time!
    Last edited by feline fanatic; 07-20-2012 at 08:56 AM.

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    I always have several in various stages of completion.

    Usually I do finish a particular stage of the process on any one project before going on to the next project, unless I hit a snag and need to set it aside for a bit till I figure out how to make it do what I want it to or find the right fabric to move forward.

    Do have trouble with getting the final stages done though. Once the top is finished I'm usually ready to move on rather than go through the hassle of sandwiching and quilting. Guess I need to make myself tackle some of those UFOs!
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    I always do, when I get tired of one process, I'll go to another project for a while. Sometimes even just make a couple pillowcases or sumpin!
    If a woman's work is never done....why start?

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    multiple in actuality and many in my head. smile...

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    Worse than that. I have bought the fabric and thread for several projects and haven't even started them yet! I usually like to start and complete a project before I move on to the next one. I've had some "hiccups" in the process so now I have several UFOs.
    :-)
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    Oh my goodness, YES! I always have at least 2 short term and several long term projects going at any one time. Especially as the holidays get closer, but mostly all the time.

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    I have many in different stages of completion and different sizes, some baby, lap, prayer, totes, wall hangings.

    This keeps me moving when I need a gift I can choose one that is appropriate and can be finished in time for when I need it.

    I love to work this way.

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    I, currently have 6 Christmas runners pieced, hand quilting and with hand-bind them (the quilting and binding is being done on trips in the car to and from North Carolina and Kansas) , a Lone Star quilt 86 x 86 that I am attaching the binding and will hand bind it when it is on , a fall quilt 80 x 80 that is being hand binding, a piecing a 1930's quilt, another fall quilt, and a 4-square posy that I am having fun playing with and I am not bored with my life at all - just lovin' this quilting. The board is wonderful when I run into an "issue". Oh yes, I have been quilting exactly 1 year and 7 months!!!
    Busy in Ohio

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    The only time I had one project going was when I made my first quilt !

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    yes i do. don't know if i will get them done or not but i'm working at it to finish atleast one.

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    Oh yes, I always have 5 or 6 going on at one time, in addition to the 40+ UFOs that I am trying to completed

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    Used to never start a new quilt until the previous was done in its entirety. Then I retired the end of March. I have been whipping off quilt tops like there's no tomorrow. Have settled done a little though and recently finished hand quilting two of the tops this month. And I wonder why the carpal tunnel syndrome hit me so hard.......then I remembered an important word....moderation

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    Is there any other way to quilt? If so I certainly wasn't aware of it.
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    I have quite a few in process, some from classes or BOMs that I started and haven't finished. Also, a couple of Shop Hop projects.

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    I have 5 tops in progress, as well as many smaller projects. I am also painting my living room and dining room and making new curtains for them. I need to hurry up and finish the painting, because there are 33 boxes of laminate sitting in the middle of the living room floor. Oh, and I also hit a deal today at Michael's on Cricut cartridges, so I want to do some 12 x 12 canvas "scrapbook" pages for our 6 grands. I plan on using the over the fireplace, and paint "Life is Grand" over them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rrhaigh View Post
    W If I get bored with one, I go to another. I found my work turns out better now since I'm not hurrying to get the current quilt done so I can move on. Now I have choices to fit my mood and love it!
    This is so true. This is why I like to have multiple projects--sometimes you are just in the mood for one type of project and not a different type.

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    We live full-time in a 34' RV so space is limited. Only one project at a time!!!

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    Ok, I am not alone. I have only been quilting a little over a year now. Only 1 full size quilt has been completed & given to one of my boys. I have a quilt top done for another son but the back needs to be pieced. I have a small quilt sandwiched & ready to stitch in rows. He's is coming tomorrow for a 4 day visit, wonder if I can completely finish it so he can take it home??? I started another quilt for my gd, have lots of pieces cut out & even some rows done. I had been talked into making a quilt to be auctioned off in Nov but needed to be done in Oct, Got some piecing done but haven't been able to work on it so I backed out of that project. Oh my gosh, I am a Quilter!!!!
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