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Thread: Dropping the F-word

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    I have to finish a project before I start a new one. As I'm finishing my current project my mind is planning the next.

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    I have:
    3 UFOs that just need quilting.....one is actually on the frame and I'm waiting for more thread.
    1 UFO that I started working on and then quit....(may get back to it)
    3 WIPs but two of them are being done through a group and we are only doing so much each month.

    I also LOVE the PIGS category but don't have any of those.....YET!! LOL
    Gay

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    I am trying to get all my UFF finshed I going to be moveing so try to get all done and use up farber so wont have to move it NEVA

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    Oh my word!!! I missed this topic previously & have been laughing for the last few minutes as I read. Let's see here, I have a mini quilt top, hanging from a hanger on that doorknob over there, and underneath it are at least 5 blocks - 3 that were supposed to become either a small quilt or table runner, 2 orphans waiting for adoption. In the cabinet next to the TV, hmmm, along with fabric, there MUST be at least 6 quilt tops, maybe more, I refuse to get up & count them. :roll: There are 2 more tops piled on the coffee table, with various scraps & yardage. On the actual sewing table, my "Making Faces - Wistful Wanda" art quilt. She is at least stuck to some batting, but no backing yet because I need to quilt her first, then do some beading...then add the backing & binding. Oh yeah, there is also a wallhanging in that cabinet that actually only needs binding. My first quilt class, that I still attend, started me off with a sampler "quilt as you go". Never completed that, but do have those quilted blocks somewhere, at least the ones that didn't get made into pillows & given away. Second quilt made, Log Cabin using Eleanor Burns Quilt In a Day, well, I gave the top away to be completed & used as a fund raiser. Next Log Cabin quilt top is SOMEWHERE in my house...if I remember correctly it was cool, reds & blacks with gold metallic. But the first quilt I really f****hed, is hanging on my wall mounted quilt rack right now & I still love it. There are 24 blocks in an envelope on the front seat of my car, waiting to be mailed to my guild Swap-a-Block chair since I'm leaving on vacation Saturday for 2 weeks & will miss this month's meeting. And I KNOW there are more PIGS, UFOS & WIPS hanging around here somewhere! Just haven't dug out the machete to remake the trail to their locations! :lol:
    May I refer back to the Quilters' Horoscope? (http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/820.page) Find me under "Gemini" :wink:

    I think I win 8)

    sue

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    UNCLE!
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    Okay.......I don't know where all of mine fit in these categories but, I'll do my best.

    UFO's: I have at least 8 tops that need to be quilted.

    WIP's: a queen size made w/all Kansas Troubles fabrics, a bed size Stars Around the Garden, a small wallhanging w/half done binding & if they count here ....... over a dozen projects that I have done one or two steps or blocks on and then put back away.

    PIGS: If I only count the ones I have all the fabric for already and not the ones in my head.............at my last count I had 113. Yes, one hundred thirteen.

    Talk about obsession! And the sad thing is....I added another PIG yesterday after visiting the quilt store. Then, as I was leaving the quilt shop they received the new Nancy Halvorsen Christmas line. So, I told them I would be back today to pick up that fabric for yet, another PIG!

    HELP!

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    3 current projects --they are going to the mtns with me, maybe I can get something done on hem or horros even complete one. One cut out, one in progress--needs to be quilted, fabric for another--pink dogwood quilt, two from flea mkts that need to have the tops done. And like Patrice syas, don't count the ones in my head--No one can count that high I think--well..........maybe another quilter could LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boo
    I love when I get the easy questions before someone else does. :lol: WIP=Work in Progress. PIGS are Projects in Grocery Sacks. Regarding the quilt police, I would stay clear of them. I have met a few in my life, but have soon discovered that they are just critical of everything, not just quilting. My Aunt Mary (not a quilter) would have fit the quilt police profile. She came to visit once and started dusting! If truth be known, I don't think the quilt police are actually quilters. :roll:
    OMG! so, quilting police is the same as a MIL! :lol: :D hahahaha!!!!
    and when I think of the PIGS...I think Pigs In a Poke! It just comes to mind...I know ppl that call a bag a "poke"...my brain works in mysterious ways, or just works too much all together! ;)

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    I had to smile when I saw "Dropping the F-Word". I thought the f-word was what you say when you've cut 2 yards of your favorite fabric into 2 inch squares and then realizing it should have been 3 inch. I'm still laughing.

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    Uncle, aunts, cousins. Heck family tree even. I think you got everybody....it would drive me crazy to have that much unf*****ed business. YIKES!!!

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    That last one was for Sue. I didn't realize the thread kept going.......and going and going.

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    2 inch squares that should-a-been 3 inch squares are just new opportunities!

    They say butchers make hamburger out of their miscuts, carpenters make sawdust out of theirs, quilters must just make alternate designs out of their miscuts! :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Debbie Murry
    I had to smile when I saw "Dropping the F-Word". I thought the f-word was what you say when you've cut 2 yards of your favorite fabric into 2 inch squares and then realizing it should have been 3 inch. I'm still laughing.
    Oh heck(or one of them "H" words)! It's coming up on three months later... and I am still working on Homeward Bound's flying geese backgrounds, the YBR is still un-basted, Dazzler has been put away till I figure out how to make the squares not look like the ground in an earthquake from 20,000 feet, and the scrap quilt... well, it's coming along slowly. On days when the head hurts from too much going on at work, I will go to my studio and just... iron. I have no idea how much fabric that quilt is going to take, so I have lots. The lap quilt I have used for learning how to use fat threads for quilting is still... unfi...shed (does that make it a U-word?).

    It sure would be nice if the boss told me to go home and quilt awhile, but I am not holding my breath.

    tim in san jose


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    I've only started quilting so I only got one unfinished quilting project (the Super Mario mushroom quilted pillow).

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    I'm still a bit of a novice quilter, so my UFOs, WIPs and PIGs are pretty much under control. I tend to go for the fabric - (Oooooooo, pretty! I've been wanting to work with border stripes... how much should i get... hmmm... i guess 3 yards is good for a start... look at that gorgeous batik...etc.) - and patterns, especially from QNM. When I cut out a quilt, I generally follow through without it taking tooooo long. (clothing, now THAT'S another story)

    My sewing room currently has - a bin of country color fabrics that i'm flirting with making into a log cabin or perhaps a really nifty F&P scrap quilt for myself (i've never kept a quilt - i just shiver under sheets and blankets)... assorted bits and pieces of blue fabrics and bandanas for a quilt made to fit a truck bed for camping - he doesn't care about the pattern and it'll be tied - i just need to START it!... then there's the baby quilt for my nephew who will be 2 in May (whoops....)... the candy bright and black fabrics for a jewel box quilt... the slowly burgeoning pile of rich/dark batiks that i'm falling in love with... the 20 yards of unbleached muslin destined to become a chemise and assorted muslins for clothing/costuming and practice pieces to learn how to marble... bits and pieces to make a charm quilt via English pp, which i've never done before... a bookcase of fat quarters because i'm addicted to the packs from KQ... also somewhere in there is batting scraps, two sewing machines, a serger, a desk, an ironing board and iron and a loveseat (for handsewing). Thank goodness i sleep in the tiny little bedroom of my 2-bedroom apartment and keep the "master" for sewing! There are no UFOs currently (please don't hurt me!!!) and less than half a dozen orphan blocks. No PIGs - that's what the bookcases are for! :lol:

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    Well, to tell sort of the truth, I have 30 bags with cloth and patterns put together. I keep going on shop hops with patterns in hand and buy the fabric for those patterns. They then go into bags and as soon as I finish one, I have all the fabric, matching thread, templates if necessary, the whole ball of wax ready to go. I have one to finish quilting and binding and one to bind and those tow are done and then I choose a bag of goodies and get going on the next one. :D :D
    what is a wip ????

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmsquare
    Well, to tell sort of the truth, I have 30 bags with cloth and patterns put together. I keep going on shop hops with patterns in hand and buy the fabric for those patterns. They then go into bags and as soon as I finish one, I have all the fabric, matching thread, templates if necessary, the whole ball of wax ready to go. I have one to finish quilting and binding and one to bind and those tow are done and then I choose a bag of goodies and get going on the next one. :D :D
    what is a wip ????
    Have you thought about setting up an EBay business with that model?

    Brilliant!

    tim in san jose

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    Here I thought someone should spank my hand for not finishing this top I started on months ago. It's done...but I was discouraged that the size was sooooooo much smaller than it said it would be. Even after I added the borders. I HATE MATH!!! So I cut out the pieces for 8 more blocks. Now if I could get those eight blocks sewn together now that I have them finished, I could rip the borders off (Not a big fan of frog sewing either rrrrrip it rrrrrip it), then I could add the 2 rows on, add the borders back on and then I might be done.....But I have 2 more patterns in my brain and am starting to complie fabric for them.....and schools almost out so my time is almost gone.....

    Perhaps I should move to a state that has school all year????? HA

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    I just made the mistake of checking my list from page 1. I've managed to finish only one thing on that list. "Worse" is that I've added to it.

    Somebody delete page 1 for me, will ya?
    :shock: :mrgreen:

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    When I took up quilting about 4 years ago, I lived in a house that did not have much room for sewing ( a small nook in my kitchen). My stash all had to fit in a wicker basket/coffee table. I didn't have room for things to accumulate, so I just made a commitment that I wouldn't start anything new until I'd finished what I was working on. Even though we've retired and moved into a bigger house, I'm trying to stick to that. I took one of the bedrooms and converted it to a sewing room. I am beginning to accumulate extra blocks and squares (I sometimes change my mind mid project), but so far no UFO's. I will say my stash has exploded, however. No longer fits in my basket alone.

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    ok .... who's gonna break the news to her?

    :shock: :lol: :wink:

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    :lol: I think you just got elected.
    Reading thru these, is real good to know that I'm not on my own and have had a good giggle too. I don't think I really want to go into the size of my problem :oops: and I don't want a cure :lol: But suffice to say that before I met my DH I lived in this house on my own for 5 years and didn't need to consider anyone elses need for space. I'm sure you can paint an appropriate picture :mrgreen:

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    Patrice I'm with you delete page on I've add a few to that list also

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    :lol: I thought I was the only one. My husband keeps asking me when will the quilts be finished

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    :evil: DON"T EVERE, EVER USE THAT WORD AGAIN. I have used it only 4 time in 2 years

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