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Thread: Projects bought and waiting..........

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    Before I retired I started buying kits and patterns and fabric to make those patterns because after I retired I wouldnt have the extra money to buy them, I never took into account everything I already had. Well I have been retired 3 years now and if I never bought another thing I will never live to make all these quilts. But the good news is I have daughters and granddaughters who love to quilt, so its all good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judith1005 View Post
    I'm on board with that. I have too many things to finish. No more starts with the only exception being swaps. And, I'm not involved with too many of those. I used to be such a good little quilter. Start to Finish. I have 5 quilt tops waiting to be sandwiched and quilted and numerous small projects. And some are several years old. Time to finish. I will be looking to see if you've started a thread. Being held accountable not such a bad thing.
    I'm a bit scared to go along with this even though I know that I need to. Although, there is still a bit of time before 2012 starts to pack the larder! I will say that if a challenge is started I will give it some very serious thought to joining. It would be nice to have some group support in this difficult endeavor.

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    If any....ha ha!! You are so funny.

    I honestly have too much. I only started quilting...well almost 3 years ago now. I bough fabric while I was in Anchorage this summer and it's still sitting in the tub I put it in when I returned home and haven't made a thing with it (including Grinch christmas fabric!!!!).

    I have a weakness....BOMs. I joined two last year...didn't finish, got about 7 out of 9 blocks on one done and 2 blocks out of 9 on the other. So what did I do this year? Signed up for 3. One I didn't even complete one block with because who has the time???

    So, not counting projects on my own, classes with my LQS...I have 5 BOM projects to finish.
    LQS classes? well I have one class left this session, a tote bag in December so that doesn't count yet. But I have 2 projects to finish from this fall...Firefly (a new york beauty style wall hanging) and a pineapple quilt. Last session? Oh I actually did good, I finished (not counting the quilting, we're not counting quilting are we???) 2 out of 3 projects. I still have my one block wonder to finish piecing..however, I only have 5 rows left on that one!!!

    Previous sessions? Hmm...Rolling Waves and a Autumn Wall hanging (it's applique...takes me forever).

    So what am I up to???? 10???? And that's not counting my at home projects...let's not discuss those yet.

    I really need to finish something. I don't want to even contemplate my cross stitch WIPS and UFOs...I may need some chocolate to help with this strange bit of woozy-ness that has overcome me.
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    I'm telling myself that I am stocking up for when my husband retires at the end of the year and I won't be able to buy things then. I don't think he bought it!

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    I have several just initially started but none finished. I know I need to finish just one but I'm ADD and get bored and go to something else.

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    I refuse to go count them, but will confess to two that need to be finished before Christmas. The lap quilt I started quilting yesterday and the other is a queen-sized flannel that I'm almost half done hand quilting. Oh, and a baby quilt. I will watch this thread and see if someone starts one that we must account for our progress. I have at least 3 I want to finish in 2012. It's difficult when you work two jobs to support your addictions!
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    I have a stack of finished tops and boxes of projects with fabrics ready to go. Unfortunately I will go into those boxes and "borrow" a fabric that will work on something else that I'm doing. Then I'll have to replace the fabric whenever I'm ready for that project. There's this one fabric that I should have bought the whole bolt because i keep going for that green.
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    With all the baby quilts I have to make the kids will be teens by the time I finish. That does not include promised curtains for a playhouse, kindle cover, swag for my kitchen, oh...all kinds of stuff!

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    I too have too many wip...and counting them would be depressing......so, everyone, since a new year is approaching...well, almost, we should make a group resolution - something like finishing one and maybe at least two of these wip this coming year..........someone compose the agreement and we shall say aye to it........

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    Wow, now this a scary question! haha Too many projects in work to count.

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    6 WIP and around 20 that are all ready with fabric and pattern pairs nicely in small containers. I buy the pattern and fabric and then store everything together in small shoebox size clear containers, ready to go. I really would like to do a couple scrappies too. This year I did very little buying, and tried to work on my pile. Of course I bought a little, but mostly backing, or batting. I really have to work on these ones and not buy more. I am not even attending any classes but have booked into a few retreats that will allow me to work on my pile of progects.
    I dont like to have too many WIP, drives me a little crazy.

    Maybe that could be a new term POPs----Pile of projects!
    fatquarters

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    I have many waiting to be finished. Most were started when I was working and didn't get finished (either from class or a shop hop).

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    I have over 60 quilt kits sitting in my sewing room. Then I have shelves, drawers, rubbermaid tubs, and baskets full of fabrics. I have 9 quilts that I need to bind (I don't like binding one bit), 6 that need to go to the long arm quilter, and about 10 that I'm working on. I'm OCD all the way. I work on one for just so long and get bored and start a new one. That's why I have so many I'm still working on. But I always get them done within a year. I make about 20 quilts a year. I'm retired and quilt almost every day. My housework shows how much I love to quilt :-)
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    Not tellin'! Like Sewflower, I can't count that high. Suffice it to say, enough for one lifetime. I'm not as fast (or diligent) at finishing projects as I used to be. Actually, I guess it does serve a purpose... I can't die until I finish all these projects.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcrow View Post
    I have over 60 quilt kits sitting in my sewing room. Then I have shelves, drawers, rubbermaid tubs, and baskets full of fabrics. I have 9 quilts that I need to bind (I don't like binding one bit), 6 that need to go to the long arm quilter, and about 10 that I'm working on. I'm OCD all the way. I work on one for just so long and get bored and start a new one. That's why I have so many I'm still working on. But I always get them done within a year. I make about 20 quilts a year. I'm retired and quilt almost every day. My housework shows how much I love to quilt :-)
    Oh, my, you've got even me beat! Too bad we live so far apart, because I'd enjoy binding your quilts. In return, you could cut my fabric for me. Housework? What housework?

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    My list would only depress me so I refuse to think about it. Instead I'll think like Scarlett (O'Hara) " After all, tomorrow is another day to quilt." I'm pretty sure that's what she said. ; )
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    Seriously, this thread has really inspired me to dig out all my kits and other unfinished/unstarted and forgotten projects. I could free up a lot of cabinet space for fabric, as well as get a clearer idea of what I DO have and what needs to be planned into my quilting schedule. Thank you all, again, for lighting a fire under me!

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    I have also though of a few that no longer want to construct, so I'm taking the fabric and putting it into the sale bin. There I just downsized.

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    Afraid to count. Have them in big plastic container on down to the smaller size.

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    Too many to count. Just building for my retirement!

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    I'm afraid to count. I am, however, reassured that I am not the only one alone in this..... we should come up with a name for this condition...
    Carrie, Queen of the Seam Rippers!

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    I have one that is waiting to be quilted and it is a Christmas gift so I need to get a move on. Then since I am gonna be a new grandma in May I can finally make all the projects I have collected over the last 2 years for when the time came. Hehehehe. That is about 5-6 of them, and then......!!!! Well lets see, about another 10-15 things on my must do list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sewflower View Post
    LOL Can't count that high.
    I can't count that high either. I just pray for a long life of quilting.

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    I have 5 finished TOPS waiting to be sandwiched. Two project for quilts half done, have been since summer, one huge celtic knot quilt I'm making for DD and SIL for Christmas..not sure I am going to make it. Yesterday a friend at work asked me if I'd make her a bottle holder like mine..so that took a couple hours out of my day off, I still have to make a table runner for the Mom, I may cheat and use some blocks I'd started for yet another quilt. have to make a pillowcase for the brother. And it's only a month away. Why, oh why, did I wait so long???
    have been happily divorced from the same guy for 39 years now! Yay!

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