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    Other quilt blocks

    I am working on a bento block quilt. For a king size I need 64 blocks )32 each kind. After making 30 blocks yesterday I needed a change but I still was not ready to leave my sewing machine. Does anyone else have this problem? I think that is why I have four or five different quilts started.
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    Oh yes, I frequently change projects mid stream. I have a to do list with everything from cutting up scraps to quilting the quilt. It's handy to have them in different stages. Variety is the spice of life.

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    ​Yes, a repetitive quilt block can get pretty boring. I switch between projects and sometimes throw in something small and fun to the mix.

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    Yes, I'm the same way. I'm working on a quilt right now but it's made from 2 different blocks. One is a star & the other is a log cabin. So, when I get tired of making star blocks I switch to the log cabins. That way I can spend more time at the machine without getting bored.

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    I usually make it through the whole top, but then I make a different one and then......

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    You're lucky to only have 4 or 5 other quilts started....just saying! I get bored easily so it's nice to multitask on other projects
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    I work until I get one finished. I don't have enough storage for unfinished quilts. Out of sight out of mind.
    Too I am always anxious to finish so I can see the full top. Different strokes for different folks.
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    My wife and I also have QADD (Quilter Attention Deficit Disorder). We have eight in process right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wesing View Post
    My wife and I also have QADD (Quilter Attention Deficit Disorder). We have eight in process right now.
    same here

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    Add me to that list too

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    Yep, I have a few quilts in progress at a time. Then, I'll get a 'bug' to to get them finished so I can start another new one
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    Guess so. I have several in the works and I want them all finished right now. lol.

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    That is only one of my bad habits.

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    Add me to the QADD list. I have several projects going, in different stages. And always have new ones in mind! lol
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    Somehow QADD really sounds better than UFO. I guess that's why I have so many. I'm changing to QADD sounds better. However, in due time they all get finished!
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    I read Don Asslett's book, "Is There Life After Housework." He suggests that a great way to get things done is to work on several projects at at time. Work on one project for a while, then move to the next, to the next, etc. Then when you come back around to the first one, it feels like a fresh project. This way you don't get bored with the task, and it doesn't become monotonous.

    On the other hand... I made the mistake of cataloging all of my started projects, and I had 75! That was a long time ago, and I've tried to get out of that habit.
    Annette in Utah

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    I have two quilts in the works now (a large one and wall quilt) and a jacket that I'm designing in my mind.
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    Count me in. Two weeks ago I was working on an autumn-colored string quilt, got bored with that after tea-dying a bunch of blocks, and switched to a floral hunters star. Thirty-six blocks in I am bored with that, so may switch to the Easter Bunny quilt that I started last year but didn't finish in time for Easter. I do not, however, get bored with reorganizing my fabric stash - there's always something new to discover that I forgot I had.
    A fabric stash is always missing that one fabric needed to finish the quilt on which you're working.

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