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Thread: How many quilts on your 'to do' list?

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    There are so many wonderful patterns available today, how do we decide which ones to make? Theres only so many hours in a day. We have a stash so whenever we need to make a crib quilt we can get one made up in time for the birth. There are friends that become ill that need a comfort quilt. Once again our stash comes in handy. But how many patterns do you have set a side to make for yourself?
    I have 3 patterns on my desk, these are my 'to do' quilts.
    The first one I have most of the fabrics, so I can get a start on it whenever time allows.
    The second one I have half of the fabrics, no need to start collecting fabrics until I'm almost finished with the first one.
    The third pattern is a paper pieced quilt, which will need a lot of different fabrics which will take several years to collect. Hopefully by the time I get to this pattern I will have enough fabrics to make this quilt.
    What if I come across another quilt pattern? Add it to the bottom of my 'to do' list? Bump a previous pattern?
    Decisions, Decisions, Decisions. LOL
    I'm curious what about other quilters and their 'to do' list.

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    I work on a crisis basis only.

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    Quote Originally Posted by erstan947
    I work on a crisis basis only.
    :thumbup: :mrgreen: Good one!

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    Too many to count! I have a someday list (ones I'd like to do before I kick the bucket) and a shorter list of ones to do this year. Unfortunately my short list is getting longer with additions from the QB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by erstan947
    I work on a crisis basis only.
    I did not know i did this until i read it but i usually do this also

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    There's the 'to do' list and then the bucket list. I want to make a Bargello and a Double Wedding ring in teals.

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    too many ideas floating around in my head...sew many quilts to make but so little time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by erstan947
    I work on a crisis basis only.
    OH!! I must remember that response!! It's great!

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    Top of my To do list are r 3 twin or larger size quilts for my oldest DGD's, 1 bought her own condo and 2 are engaged. Thinking of D9P in black, white and touch of red for DGD's condo and scrappy stars for the engaged ones. Next on list are 2 small quilts for my guild's show in May, still searching for ideas for these two as they have specific themes, one something about Van Gogh and the other The Jersey Shore.

    Things have been hectic here lately do to remodel of bathroom and I'm itching to get back to the sewing machine. Think I'll put a scrappy string quilt with black centers for the HeartString project on the tippy top of the list, best way to quickly get sewing and also a way to reduce my stress. May in Jersey

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    I am making a quilt for my father for his birthday, then I am going to a retreat in November and will do their project. I want to make myself a Christmas quilted jacket, but beyond that there is nothing planned. But I am sure I will find something to occupy my time.

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    I find every time I see a quilt I love....I say.....Oh, I want to make one of those. But I see the ideas go in and out of my head so fast that I'm always thinking of something new.
    I had actually decided what I was going to do next last week, then had a new idea and completely forgot the first one until last night when I picked up a pile of books and saw last week's idea.

    I think I better start an 'idea' book to record my thoughts and ideas.....and keep it open on my desk! At my age, my short term memory is getting shorter all the time. OR, is it that I am getting better and better ideas all the time????

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    Oh, my To Do list is quite long, I'm afraid. Four quilts are currently in progress:

    Blue Irish Chain (single bed cover)
    Christmas Quilt (wallhanging)
    Dear Jane Goes Dutch (Dear Jane quilt made from scraps, no clue how it will turn out in the end, but I'm having fun)
    Star Quilt (BOM from this board, although I am woefully behind!)

    Then there are two where I have some of the fabric already, but not all of it yet:

    Sylvia's Bridal Sampler
    Orca Quilt (based on a beautiful panel I got years back)

    And then these are on my list as well, but only in the planning stages:

    Fall Quilt (Debbie Mumm pattern (I hope I spelled her name right))
    Drunkards Path
    America Quilt (own design, not completely worked out yet, but I'm getting there)

    So, plenty to do!

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    Yes, crisis basis here too, for the most part.

    I have two fabulous kits waiting but they are both difficult (what was I THINKING!!!), plus the fabric for a triple Irish chain that is earmarked for DH's niece (hope she doesn't decide to get married anytime soon because I REALLY don't need another crisis!!). I also have 3 of twelve baltimore blocks done from a BOM a couple of years ago--it's also on my waiting list. I try to keep a couple of gender neutral baby quilts on hand, but lately DD has been raiding my completed stash for shower gifts so need to whip up a couple.

    And I decided to take an afternoon and a cheap piece of fabric for myself and try a OBM. I think I am now addicted!! Everywhere I look, I see potential OBM's and my fingers are itching!!

    And here I sit.....

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    Too many to list! I do need to get moving on two Christmas quilts.

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    I go through my Future Projects binder and add/edit/delete every month----but then comes one like the recently posted Hexagon one and suddenly all else aside and I'm doing hexagons!

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    I have 8 3" binders filled with patterns and the fabric to complete 60 quilts (the fabric is stacked together so I don't have to search for it when I'm ready to piece it). The 8 binders mentioned are only the "quilt" binders-- I've also got binders for wall hangings, table runners, and every assorted size and technique available in the quilting world.

    So much fabric, so little time!
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    Sooooo many quilts...sooooo little time...how true, how true. I'm currently saving vintage fabrics for a GFG & Dresden. Working on the fabrics for 2 log cabin for my 2 oldest boys, (16yrs. & 26yrs.). I have all my fabric for my youngest sons' (5 yrs.) Americana / Patriotic quilt. And then there's a quilt for my daughter (27yrs.) and my DSIL....no idea yet. Whew....toooo many ideas. Yep, crisis basis about sums it up!!!! lol :)

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    There are waaaayyyy too many quilts in my head to try and put them into a list. I have books and patterns and magazine articles and photographs, plus all the ideas that just pop into my thoughts daily. I don't know if I could ever live long enough to make all the ones I'd like to.

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    Please dont make me count... ;)

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    Too many to count.

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    I have about 7 or 8 that are actually written/sketched out in my sketch book. There are plenty of others floating around in "oh, I'd love to do that!" land. I only hand quilt so my process is slow- my priority is to finish this quilt for DH, and complete quilts for all of my kiddos (going on 7, so it'll take me a while!). I do have a wall-hanging that I'm making for my parents for Christmas. After all that- I'm going to make the quilts that I want to make and will trust that they will end up where they are supposed to be.

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    I have 5 BOM blocks done waiting for the tops to be completed, I am working on the top for another quilt I had to do when I saw the magazine pattern a couple weeks ago. I have three tops that need to be quilted and two Bow Tuck purses that have to be finished by the 15th. I have one doll quilt that needs the binding put on and to finish the last two sides of my potholder swap binding. However, I work on the blocks to make the top so the winter I can spend quilting them only to start over in the spring with blocks.

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    I have too many to finish in this lifetime... I'm counting on a quilting group in heaven!!

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    I have too many waiting so for the next few weeks i am concentrating on doing all my UFO before i think about anything new. I have a stack looking at me right now. I have finished 2 and have 4 more to go before i can shop or cut LOL

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    I have 3 tubs of projects....they are LARGE tubs. So I've ordered a HUGE cone of Aurifil #2000 for piecing so I don't have to go to my LQS for thread and be tempted to buy more.

    I want to get at least 1 tub cleared out before I purchase more. :)

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