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dmsquare 04-04-2007 03:23 PM

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 ????

k_jupiter 04-04-2007 03:58 PM


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

mpeters 04-04-2007 05:30 PM

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

PatriceJ 04-05-2007 02:23 AM

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:

bj 08-14-2007 11:17 AM

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.

PatriceJ 08-14-2007 01:50 PM

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

:shock: :lol: :wink:

ShellyQ 08-14-2007 02:18 PM

: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:

ceannastahr 08-14-2007 05:00 PM

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

ceegee 11-12-2007 07:22 AM

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

Chunkymama 11-12-2007 09:32 AM

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

tlcquiltnut 11-12-2007 12:27 PM

Well now how interesting, I was cleaning, yes CLEANING, my sewing room and put all my UFO's in a pile, so that is my PROJECT table. I counted 5..... :shock: But what about the pigs and ufo's in our MIND.....youi know the ones that are in the thinking stage..... :roll: Myself I have no pigs I get 'em otta the sack and get em on the PROJECT table..... :lol: Now....you all know how my brain works.....oh yeah, I have 5 tops to sandwich yet so you do the math I am too tired.....lol :P

quiltnana 11-12-2007 05:42 PM

Thinking about this make me a bit overwhelmed..lol. I have one top done ready to be quilted for granddaughter. One top ready for applique for other granddaughter's first birthday and one quilt with the Ohio stars done and ready to be put together. I have 12 sets of snowmen without heads that need to be finsihed and mailed by friday and 12 sets of snowman who need to have accessories by friday so I can have them for a bazarr.
It's a normal day at the Norris home....lol

QuiltinLee 11-12-2007 06:21 PM

1. Carpenter's Wheel - double - top done
2. Snowman BOM - twin - pinned and waiting to be quilted
3. Grandmother's Flower Garden - 8 out of 20 blocks done - waiting until Christmas projects are done.
4. Candle wall hanging - piecing
5. Christmas tree place mats - needs binding put on
6. Santa wall hanging - cut out and laughing at me
7. Lily stained glass wall hanging - cut out and just scoffing me
8. Two spring table runners - need to put blanket stitch around the edges - I'll leave you to guess how long I've been working on these.
9. Three fabric bowls - cut out.

I think that's it. At least it's all that I can think of. If there's anything else, I really don't want to know about it.

Lee

chairjogger 07-13-2008 12:14 AM

This was chosen from Random topics and I see the date is rather old. I do want to reintroduce this. It is so true !

The F-word. Just like in girl scouts. No one was to say the R word. Rain. I cannot for some reason finish this baby quilt. The edging is so difficult, my Parkinson's hands are NOT cooperating !

How many other projects are you all juggling?

Chairjogger

PatriceJ 07-13-2008 02:28 AM

i don't count anymore unless i need an excuse to eat chocolate. and ... really ... who needs an excuse to eat chocolate? :lol:


quiltmaker101 07-14-2008 07:54 AM

Card Trick, half pieced. Started in 2004 and in the UFO box.
3 Bean Salad, blocks done but need to applique chili peppers in 1/2 of them and find backing I love.
2 patriotic quilts started and they are in shoe boxes now.
Black and pink cat print quilt for sis. Sashing doesn't line up, so that got thrown in a bin for someday.
2 unquilted baby quilts, 1 partially pieced baby quilt.
1 with most of the pieces cut but no piecing.
1 almost [email protected]*&ed!

mpeters1200 07-14-2008 09:38 AM

1 mystery quilt in progress. I have 2 steps of the 3 I've received. It's a 6 part series.

1 Stairway to Heaven in progress. All pieces cut, have pieced some. Need to cross cut and resew.

Quilting Aggi 09-03-2008 10:23 AM

Chairjogger.. just like Patrice.. I too had to give up counting as there are so many one of these days I will be caught in an avalanche of UFOs and other projects ready to be "Finished"!! :) and I don't help matters either when I add more to the pile!! LOL

I too am just doing a little random topic lurking.. I have 10 more minutes to quitting time! :)

Jim's Gem 09-03-2008 10:51 AM

I love to read this and think that I am not alone. My kids think I'm crazy because I have 9 quilts that are sandwiched and ready to quilt sitting on my son's bed. (he left in Nov with the Navy) I did work on 3 of those this weekend, but they still need the binding finished and labels because they are wedding gifts. I have 5 more that are tops without boarders, 2 ready to be sandwiched, and a collection of 11 different block of the month, or block exchanges that need to be put together. There is another 4 sets of blocks that I made that need joining. I am not going to count the rest of the grouped with patterns PITS (projects in tubs) It is way too embarrassing.

PatriceJ 09-03-2008 12:38 PM

i have discovered one advantage to having a pile of UFOs.

when an unexpected occassion comes up for which i need a special gift in a hurry, i can WIP a UFO out of the pile, polish it off, and hand it over. one less UFO; somebody gets something they will treasure; everybody thinks your some kinda genius super-quilter because you "just found out about it" and were able to deliver a quilt in a "jiffy".

:wink:

Jim's Gem 09-03-2008 12:54 PM

Great Idea!! I just keep trying to make it "personal" maybe I need to just grab one of mine too for a wedding gift. Everyone is getting married these days (all my kid's friends that it)

Bill'sBonBon 09-03-2008 01:07 PM

Well let me think, Ok I am still working on the attic window comforter. It has 11, 8 inch blocks across and 14 down. I am currentlly on row 10. That is of sewing the blocks to each other into rows. I have the friendship knot, one block looking at me every day. The Beautiful piece of material I won from the ugliest piece of material Looking at me real hard everyday,since I decided what block to put it in. A baby quilt for a niece of my DH who has 6 boys and finally is baking a girl GOD HELP HER. :shock: :shock: :shock: I would have given up after the 2nd boy, in the beginning stages. A lone star that makes me go GRR! when I look at it :twisted: :twisted: I will not look into my box to really count. It would scare me. :lol: :lol:
Bill'sBonBon

Shadow Dancer 09-03-2008 02:14 PM

I don't divulge that information, our relationship has not progressed to my telling just how many things I have on the go....yet! LOL :) :)

sewnsewer2 09-03-2008 03:49 PM

I feel like a trader saying this, but I only have 1 now. I spent earlier this week "finifhing" up 2 quilts. :lol:

Boston1954 09-03-2008 04:14 PM

I have about 11 tops that need to be quilted. AND about 8 other tops that are not done.

BUT I did start quilting one on Monday.

Anne

QuiltinLee 09-04-2008 08:40 AM


Originally Posted by QuiltinLee
1. Carpenter's Wheel - double - top done
2. Snowman BOM - twin - pinned and waiting to be quilted
3. Grandmother's Flower Garden - 8 out of 20 blocks done - waiting until Christmas projects are done.
4. Candle wall hanging - piecing
5. Christmas tree place mats - needs binding put on
6. Santa wall hanging - cut out and laughing at me
7. Lily stained glass wall hanging - cut out and just scoffing me
8. Two spring table runners - need to put blanket stitch around the edges - I'll leave you to guess how long I've been working on these.
9. Three fabric bowls - cut out.

I think that's it. At least it's all that I can think of. If there's anything else, I really don't want to know about it.

Lee

I took a look at this and realized that I only F$#@% my #4 & #9 in almost a year (I'm hanging my head with shame -- and eating peanut m&m's)

Jim's Gem 09-04-2008 08:59 AM

QuiltinLee, don't be depressed, you have probably started others in the last year. I'm sure that you were productive in other things. I have some that have been around a while(years) simply because I can't decide how I want to quilt it, (cause that's not my strong area)

dkbeck 09-04-2008 10:19 AM

okay, there are a few in my room, just finished the top last night. this will make 4 lap and have a queen size my mom gave me to put together. waiting until it is colder out. maybe by christmas.

Quilting Aggi 09-04-2008 10:27 AM


Originally Posted by Loretta
Patrice, that is a most clever idea!!! May I copy it??

I have to agree with you Loretta... what a smart cookie our Patrice is!!!

PatriceJ 09-04-2008 12:50 PM

and cookies are best when shared with friends. please feel free to copy. in fact ... you can call the idea your own and i won't tell. :wink:

butterflywing 09-21-2008 04:58 PM


Originally Posted by k_jupiter
I was in my friendly neighborhood quiltshop the other day, picking up some fabric to complete the collection for a quilt I am going to make (Homeward Bound, from McCalls Quilting a couple months ago). As I was leaving I accidently used the F-word. I said, I'm leaving to go FINISH the quilt I am working on (A very male version of Yellow Brick Road)... All of a sudden the shop got quite silent and people giggled self consciencely... I realized, some quilters might not know the definition of FINISHED. One woman hurried up and asked me not to use the F-word again. It made her feel so... uncomfortable. I accused tham all of introducing me to another pasttime that I would have multiple unfinished projects, like I needed another.

So the question is... How many projects are you juggling (or have already dropped into the black hole of your quilting closet)?

Me? I have the original queen size quilt waiting to be pinned and quilted, the practice lap quilt waiting for me to be happy with transfering quilt patterns onto it, first cuts made on a full size quilt called Dazzeler (from Southwestern Quilts, a great book), all the fabrics for Homeward Bound are washed, pressed and starched, and I am busy collecting bits and pieces for a scrap type queen sized quilt built on muslin.

So fess up, how many projects do you have going on?

tim in san jose

we are all a riot!

1. blue and white king-size "fans" blocks cut (more than 2 yrs)
2. scrappy queen-size "rob peter.." putting rows together (over 1 yr)
3. repro wallhanging "sisters choice" for my sister, in the cutting (just
started)
4. red and brown queen-size (app.96 x 96 my favorite size)"twirlythingys"
(still cutting blocks at least 8-9 mos)
5. several "stack'n'whack" blocks (just to see what i really think)
6. part of a quilt top from the 20's i'm guessing, really ugly, that i have to
decide what to do with. (deciding for 7 years)

a. also, very neatly trimming and keeping all the cut-offs from everything in case i ever need them. ho ho
b. rewashing most of my stash that's so dusty from hanging around
c. actually organizing my patterns, tutorials and other printed matter into neat file folders. wish me luck.
d. tryng to clean up my sewing and quiltng room so i have space to sew and quilt.

AND FINALLY this year i finished two 100 x 100 quilts, "hexagons" and square "trip around the world" in the making for the last 33 years. my kids are so happy to finally get them they're considering donating them to the smithsonian as lost works of art seen in famous cave paintings. not much compared to what some of you do.




justquiltin' 09-21-2008 05:18 PM

Ohh! May I play, too?
Keep in mind I've only been quilting for a couple years, and I have two little ones -- a one year old and a two year old. So, my UFO list is rather short, but not for lack of trying... :wink:
1. Lap quilt for Memaw for this Christmas -- top done, still need to quilt and bind.
2. Lap quilt for Grandmama for this Christmas -- ditto the first.
3. Baby quilt for friend's shower -- top almost complete, shower at the end of Oct.
4. "Signature" quilt for the baby shower (see #3) -- strips cut out, nothing else done.
I almost hate to admit how many non-quilting UFO's I have not completed, even years after the initial start... :oops:

mrsj82 09-22-2008 05:07 AM

I want to play! I want to play! *Jumps up and down* teehee

I have one that I'm currently working on, sewing the rows together.
I have one with half the blocks cut out that I'm doing embroidery on before I actually assemble the quilt. Three out of five blocks are finished.
I have a quilt top for my husband to tie and bind
I just signed up to do the star block exchange
I'm waiting on a quilt kit to come from operation quiet comfort
And numerous other projects in my head that I'd love to start!

Wow, I have more UFO's than I thought...is that a good thing or a bad thing?

sewjoyce 09-22-2008 06:09 AM

I don't think I even want to think about all the sewing/quilting projects that I need to "F":roll:

Bevanger 09-22-2008 07:17 AM

i have 2 i need to put backs on, 1 to finish and 1 to start........ :oops:

butterflywing 09-22-2008 01:37 PM


Originally Posted by PatriceJ
i have discovered one advantage to having a pile of UFOs.

when an unexpected occassion comes up for which i need a special gift in a hurry, i can WIP a UFO out of the pile, polish it off, and hand it over. one less UFO; somebody gets something they will treasure; everybody thinks your some kinda genius super-quilter because you "just found out about it" and were able to deliver a quilt in a "jiffy".

:wink:

patrice, the only drawback to that is that people think that they can ask you to please make a little something for the _______charity or the housewarming gift or the retirement party, et al, at the very last minute and you will always come through. sadly, it encourages people to be inconsiderate of your time. so i think it's better not to let anyone think you can work TOO fast or that becomes the expectation. then when you really can't do it, they are disappointed or insulted. been there....

Elizabeth A. 09-22-2008 05:51 PM

oh my! no using the word finished? EEE GADS! If we didn't hope and speak of the end how would anything ever get done?

I have 3 double sized quilts and one king that I'm working on -one is ready to quilt (which I do myself in my little machine) two are nearly ready to quilt and the last is awaiting borders. I also have my charity ones which are on the front burner thanks to boston i.e. Anne and her UFO challenge. I also have the block challenge, but I'm nearly done with that and there is lots of time left.

As Patrice said, there's stuff in my head but those don't count till I "start".

crazicorn 09-24-2008 06:40 PM

I have one that I started about 15 years ago...my very first attempt at quilting. It was a queen-size with 'bulls-eye' or 'does & darts' (or something like that) for the blocks. Nothing like choosing a complex block for your first attempt. I ran out of patience and didn't make another attempt until a couple of years ago. This time I did it right and started out simple.
That quilt top is very close to finished, but every time I take it out and think about finishing it, I just look at how NOTHING lines up on it and think how much work it would be and never get around to it.
Somehow, I have finished each project I have started. It is my goal to not have any other quilt top or other project sit around unfinished for 15 years ever again!

justquiltin' 09-26-2008 11:33 AM

Is there are rabbit gene in quilt fabric? I think mine are multiplying! Help me before I'm overtaken!

Elizabeth A. 09-26-2008 12:24 PM

Oh now that can't be right, and if it is will you infect my stash with it?


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