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Thread: I just want to make ALL the quilts!

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    I just want to make ALL the quilts!

    Gah! I have 7 quilting WIPs (works in progress) and can think of 6 or 7 more that I really want to make RIGHT NOW! LOL! It's an illness I tell you. hahaha...

    Please tell me I'm not the only one with this problem. I know I'm not, I've seen some of your sewing rooms.

    And how do you "treat" this illness? Do you just start them all anyway even though you can really only work on one at a time? Or do you work on one at a time? Or do you start a few and work on them for a while and then start a few more, and just hope to eventually finish some of them?

    The fact that I got 2 new templates doesn't help any either. They just added at least 4 projects to the wish list right away.

    I may be beyond help. LOL!

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    Ah the world of quilting.... it is therapy and at the same time it is a sickness.

    I will not list my UFO and WIP and my 'to-do' list is soooooooooo long. I can only sew one at a time on my machine.
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    I'm all over the place with ideas, wips, design boards, folders and magazines and books and patterns and fabrics and well, you get the picture. I bounce all day every day from one project to another!

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    You are the only one!! LMAO. If I could do nothing but quilt, had all of my food brought to me and only had to get up to iron and go to the bathroom for the rest of my life - I couldn't do all of the quilts I want to do. The worst part is I probably have enough fabric to do that! I just do what I can. Normally I will pick one and then try to hurry and finish it so I can start on the next most exciting quilt I have ever seen or sometimes I put that one away and still go onto the next. No rhyme of reason just what the mood is I guess. In addition to my regular job I also work part time at a quilt shop and I do have to make at least 2 projects a year for them (spring and Christmas) so I get at least 2 quilts a year done!!!

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    I work on 5 or 6 projects all the time. Right now I have two quilts ready to be layered, basted and quilted. Will work on that process this weekend. I have two BOM that one is current and the other is 3 months ahead of schedule. The applique/pieced quilt is a work in progress - have the stems to figure out. Make two American Girl doll outfits every month for Christmas presents and will be starting a foundation strip pieced quilt this week. I also crochet around receiving blankets and usually have one in progress. That way I always have something to work on either by hand or machine depending on my mood. You are right quilting is an illness that is treated with fabric therapy! Enjoy all your projects and have fun with the love of creating!

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    I usually only work on 2 ata time. One 'main' quilt and another top that I cut out completely and sew as an 'enders and leaders' per Bonnie Hunter. I just make sure that the 2 quilts are totally different color schemes so I don't get confused. It's amazing how this bonus top gets done.
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    I have several going at one time...one that is hand- appliqued,several BOMs ,and one or 2 piecing. I throw in a charity quilt now and then. I get bored if I work on the same thing all the time.
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    So many beautiful patterns, that it is hard to not want to try thrm all. I get several pieced and then feel guilty for not getting them quilted. Have to force my self to stop and get caught up every now and then. No doubt that quilting is addictive and going to a fabric store is as bad! Can't resist. We could be addicted to somethng worse!
    Happy to be alive and capable of doing some quilting!

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    You're not alone!!!!!!! I'm working on 4 right now and have at least 20 planned, with the pattern and the fabrics. LOL

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    Right now I have the patterns and fabric for 11 projects just calling my name! You are not alone in this "illness!!!"
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    I have up to three different project going at one time. I can't handle more than that. Right now I have two knitting projects and one quilt project in the works. But I have a LOT more projects in my head!!
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    I am like francie.....I get bored easily. I have been not really wanting to do anything for a while now. I started back last night. I have one that needs to be quilted (it is sandwiched and ready to go). 1 completed quilt top. 1 quilt top I am working on...I think it might turn out ok as I changed my plan mid-stream! 2 others I have fabric and patterns for waiting to be cut out. Plus I have the quilt blocks for bom for Jan-Mar and need to get April done. Got a plan for the overall quilt using them though! I'd like to make a scrappy quilt using my left-overs......too many ideas, not enough time! Not to mention there have been times I have spent HOURS reading this board and not getting anything done. LOL

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    I too have your affliction... but have discovered if I don't keep some level of control.. I will have lots of projects in various states of completion and none getting finished. So I have a rule or self imposed restrictions.. once a project is cut .. I can't cut another till I finish. This self imposed rule has kept me finishing many a project when my brain so desperately wanted to start something new. Its amazing how motivating this can be.

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    I have 2 hand piecing projects going at this time, along with about 3 other projects to finish. I get bored if something takes too long to finish. If I am too tired to stand at my table or sit at my machine, I will hand sew. So I like to have more than 1 thing to work on at a time. It definitely is my therapy and obsession.

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    I try to have a selection of quilts on the go using different techniques for different sewing machines and different times of the day. I hate sandwiching so at his stage usually a delay so another quilt is tarted. Oh did I mention also hnd sew a project.
    Finished is better than a UFO

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    Hey, creative people can't turn off that switch in our brains. I have gotten so that everything I see I can relate back to quilting. Carpenters figuring out how to cut wood, painters deciding how and where to use their paint color, crafters ALL use some of our quilting expertise. So, yep...lots of quilts working and creating and I am NEVER bored NOR do I get impatient with people being late any more....I just quilt while I am waiting and greet them with a smile because I could take a few minutes to quilt...hey, look on the bright side, WE QUILTERS always have something to do and are NEVER bored.
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    I have more big bags with fabric and patterns ready to go and I keep buying more. At 74 I know I will never get them all done but what fun it is to play with my fabric and make plains of what to do with it.

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    Aah yes, but I will never face boredom. Just panic attacks, (need to get this one done, so I can start on another). lol, just love it, love the planning.

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    i made a 'bucket list' and posted it. But, i haven't looked at it in a while. i have 3 waiting for the bindings to be put on. one in a hand quilting frame, a FW quilt that i'm making along, and then one i'm working hard on. so really just two actively going right now.
    Oh, i forgot, i could set blocks together on a couple more tho, if i just would. sometimes, i just say, no, finish this one, before you can start something new.

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    You are not alone! I would like to do it all too. I just have to figure what I want most.

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    I have a zillion quilts floating around in my brain I am sure - having said that I only work on one top at a time and limit my toppers to 5 before I FMQ them. I do have a paper piecing project that is on going but other than that I know for myself that I would never finish anything if I just kept starting projects. Now fabric is another story, I buy for future projects as I see things I like
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    I have lots of quilts I want to make. Usually when it is time to start another I pick a new one out. I gues I'm weird, I finish one before starting another.
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    Hello, my name is Karen and I am a quilter...

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaperPrincess View Post
    I usually only work on 2 ata time. One 'main' quilt and another top that I cut out completely and sew as an 'enders and leaders' per Bonnie Hunter. I just make sure that the 2 quilts are totally different color schemes so I don't get confused. It's amazing how this bonus top gets done.
    I've just started doing the same thing and it is amazsing!
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    OMG I've got so many. I blame this site. Prior to coming here, I had made only a handful of horrible things. QB is a baaaaad(yet good) influence.
    Fork it though right? If I get an idea, I pull the fabric, start playing and stuff it all in a bag when I get bored. I'll eventually get back to it. I love having all of my projects. They suit my many moods.
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