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peaceandjoy 04-16-2021 05:28 PM

2 - 4 actively being worked on. I swap them out every few days as boredom sets in. At some point in the not too distant past, I realized that some of my UFO's ended up there only bc I was sick of working on them. I don't do small - no wall space for wall hangings, no need for more placemats/runners, etc. Most pieces are 2 - 2.5" - so a lot of pieces and many of the same unit over and over and over. Giving myself permission, if you will, to swap things out instead of working on one thing until it's done, actually makes them more likely to be finished.

CanoePam 04-16-2021 05:45 PM

These are interesting answers. I am in the middle of a king sized quilt for my bed. I just finished the 25 blocks, each 16.5x16.5 (jewel box). Now I add borders (plain and piano key), then sandwich and quilt. But I am tired of it, which is why I asked. I did cut another quilt out tonight, one my daughter requested. And I may cut out another one before I go back to the bed quilt. You make me fill a bit better about it.

mmunchkins 04-16-2021 06:08 PM

I work on one quilt at a time from the beginning to the end. I had four quilts recently that were going at one time and it drove me crazy! Never again.

dmo 04-16-2021 06:43 PM

I have multiple projects going. I have a baby quilt, young teen quilt, and a project Linus one in different stages. I also have
string blocks and paper pieced blocks that I do when bored but don't want to get into anything time consuming. When I get enough of these blocks done, I go ahead and make a donation quilt. In between, I work on pot holders, mug rugs, and towel holders. I love piecing, the rest not so much. Sometimes I jus see a pattern and see if I can do it. Then find somewhere to use it.
happy quilting everyone!

canmitch1971 04-16-2021 07:10 PM

I work on 2 or 3 at a time.

copycat 04-17-2021 01:48 AM

Currently I am working on a baby quilt and will begin our annual guild challenge. Also our guild service project is tote bags we donate to a women's shelter. I will always have at least 3 projects going at once...sometimes maybe more as Christmas gets closer.

WMUTeach 04-17-2021 02:28 AM

I always have multiple projects going at a time. One is a long-term hand quilting panel that I work on when watching television. Multiple quilt-a-longs/sew-a-longs that what will all fiinish in the the fall of this year. Then here are the ever present UFO's that need my attention now and again. Oh yes, and one quilt the I just want to do because I want to make it. Number at the moment? At least 6 that come to mind quickly. https://cdn.quiltingboard.com/images/smilies/smile.png

jmoore 04-17-2021 03:23 AM

I loved reading all of the posts on this thread...you gals/guys are amazing, no wonder I see so many creative projects.

Since I am a little OCD, I work better if I don’t have a lot of “stuff” to deal with so I generally have no more than 2 machine projects and a hand sewing project to take on the road. Like CanoePam, I am currently working on a king size quilt which is kind of a boring pattern and as Joe’smom posted, I am feeding leader/ender pieces in between piecing. Having said that, I joined two BOMs this year but I have been able to finish the blocks timely and keep them separate in a clear craft container. I haven’t even given thought to my next project until I get the king size almost done...I’m about half way there.

aashley333 04-17-2021 04:28 AM

Let's see....Aqua seascape needs borders to finish, and choose/purchase backing; Cutting background pieces for blue kaleidoscope; Spoonflower fabric starched and waiting for inspiration; 2 stained glass panels that need repair; one almost 100 piece stained glass project with glass cut but still in progress; plus, I'm in a slump and am making tote bags, purses, and fabric boxes from watching too many YT videos! I downloaded pattern for first bargello quilt and am collecting the fabric to begin. If it feels good, do it!

Karamarie 04-17-2021 05:08 AM

I usually only work on one project at a time till it is finished, but may have a hand project going on at the same time, or do some straightening up in my sewing space if I need a break from my current project.


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