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Thread: Quilts in Progress

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    Let's see:
    2 baby quilts for twins have 18-1/2 blocks of 48 done.
    1 Toddler quilt - top finished
    1 Block of the month -1st month done
    3 blocks of another BOM - waiting to start - have the focus fabric need to get coordinating.
    1 Shop hop 24 blocks done
    1 Shop hop 13 blocks - just got material today.
    and thinking of a few small Xmas gifts to get done.
    Didn't realize I had that many in progress.

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    I've got 5 , but so many more in line to get started!

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    I'm so glad you've given me a new name to use for what I called UFO's. Now maybe I'll feel better thinking of them as "quilts in progress"!LOL

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    I have around ten, could be 20, in various stages. If I separately count the tablerunners, placemats, etc that I am getting to quilting stage it would be higher. I have dedicated spaces and bins so I spend my time working and not hunting. I get far more accomplished that way and always have a clear mind about where I am going.When I am working on throw size I now must have an intended recipient in mind or it stays at top stage. About once a year I donate the tops without recipients to a ladies group that finishes them as quilts and sells them for funds for mission work.

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    Oh, my gosh...this is a funny thread!

    This is an interesting question that always comes up when we have new students enter into my classes.

    Many are gasping for air, when they find out how many quilting projects others are working on...
    Most of the gasping are the new quilters...then two years later...they are surprised at how many projects they have going themselves.
    So much fabric, so little time. lol
    When we do small group retreating, (we have many small groups), I suggest that they list projects they wish to have finished in one year...and ask them to list them on the back of the business card from where we are retreating.
    We keep those cards on our sewing machines...referring to them throughout the year...(We book another retreat for the next year and give a prize for the one that brings the most finished projects from their list...) Really fun...keeps me on track .... and motoviated!

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    For the last 10 years I have tried to keep a running list of completed projects. That makes me feel a lot better than listing the WIP's. (Work in Progress) But some of my projects are actually UFO's because I haven't touched them in many years. I have a couple of quilt-wanna-be's that were started over 15 years ago! Maybe one day they will make it to the Completed Projects list! LOL
    When I was a new quilter, I would start quilts with lots of small pieces, and then very soon get bogged down in the tedium. A new quilt magazine would send me back to the new-project-mode, and the old, tedious project would be set aside. Later I learned to not even start those beautiful designs with lots of small pieces, knowing they would never get finished.

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    I don't have enough fingers and toes to count the number of things I haven't completed. But remember, it isn't the number of projects you finish but the joy you have in reading this board:)

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    I currently have 3 queen-size tops completed, waiting to be basted and hand-quilted, 2 wall quilts waiting to be basted and hand-quilted, and a sofa size which I am on the last border of hand-quilting which I will bind and use for charity fundraiser overseas. I am ITCHING to start another 2 queen size tops that I have the fabric for. I have NEVER had so many UFO's and it's REALLY bothering me!! I am almost ready to have someone ELSE machine quilt them so I can get on with my new ones! And I still need to get started on my Xmas presents (3 x tree skirts and matching table runners!) I exhaust myself just thinking of it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vanuatu Jill
    I currently have 3 queen-size tops completed, waiting to be basted and hand-quilted, 2 wall quilts waiting to be basted and hand-quilted, and a sofa size which I am on the last border of hand-quilting which I will bind and use for charity fundraiser overseas. I am ITCHING to start another 2 queen size tops that I have the fabric for. I have NEVER had so many UFO's and it's REALLY bothering me!! I am almost ready to have someone ELSE machine quilt them so I can get on with my new ones! And I still need to get started on my Xmas presents (3 x tree skirts and matching table runners!) I exhaust myself just thinking of it!
    I have to admit, there is nothing like hand quilting. It is beautiful. But it boggs you down in getting things completed! Machine quilting takes hours instead of weeks & months (sometimes years), and frees you up to make more tops!

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    I think I have 16 UFOs.

    I'm a longarm quilter, and I've finished about 100 client quilts this year so far. The shoemaker's children have no shoes; the longarmer's quilts have no quilting. LOL!

    Seriously, folks, I need to finish some of these projects. They take up way too much space and they are preying on my mind.

    1 Perkiomen Valley Split 9Patch-needs quilting
    2 Economy Patch repro- Needs pieced borders and quilting
    3 Aunt Sukey fall quilt- Needs pieced borders and quilting
    4 Paper pieced wreath- Halfway done, hate paper piecing!
    5 Baby Bud swap-Needs appliqué borders and quilting
    6 Flying geese pillar quilt strippie-Needs borders and quilting
    7 Blue Red & Yellow 4Patch logs-Half of the blocks sewn together;
    8 Kate’s quilted crown-Needs borders and hand quilting;
    9 NY Beauty- A few blocks sewn;
    10 Purple pineapple- Quilt Odyssey class, one block made;
    11 Perkiomen Valley triangles- Needs quilting;
    12 Penciltucky cabins- Pieces cut;
    13 Kaffe Fassett striped snowball- Needs borders and quilting;
    14 Double wrench repro quilt- A few blocks sewn;
    15 Kaffe Fassett St Mark's diamonds- All the pieces cut;
    16 Oak Leaf & Chimney Sweep- A few blocks sewn, needs appliqué alternate blocks

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    I have tons of things started. Lol..to many to count or even find. Last year I had started about 10 quilts that were never finished. I had them in a comforter bag and found them in the garage. I finished them all this year and it felt great. I still have more to finish as I go through bins, I just keep putting them in the "to do" bag and one day they will get finished.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hperttula123
    I have tons of things started. Lol..to many to count or even find. Last year I had started about 10 quilts that were never finished. I had them in a comforter bag and found them in the garage. I finished them all this year and it felt great. I still have more to finish as I go through bins, I just keep putting them in the "to do" bag and one day they will get finished.
    WOW !! Finished 10 UFO's in a year !!! Bravo !! You go, girl!

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    Last year I could have said none because I didn't start anything without finishing what I was working on. Except for 2 BOM's This year I have 5 block of the months and 2 row by row and I still have my Bunny Hill bom of last year. Tooo many ufo's

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    a coupoe in progress and several in mind.

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    Think of all the yardage of material sitting there in WIP's - sort of mind boggling. I know, I know, I have contributed to the yardage and will probably contribute more as I go along.

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    I'm a finisher. I like to complete one project before starting another. It takes me a while to decide what project to make next, but once I decide, I can't wait to finish it.

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    i have a few. two are pretty much done, just adding finishing touches and embellishments. one has the top done and i 'should' be adding the backing soon but it's a pitb because it's a queensize and i don't have room to lay it out without moving furniture around and one i just started so i could be doing something useful while i procrastinate on the other one.

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    Sorry, I don't have enough fingers and toes to count all of those UFOs - particularly if I have to count blocks.....

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    I am use to having many many projects going but then I promised myself I would start and finish a quilt before moving on. Was doing good but last night i just had to try something I saw and of all a sudden I realized i had another project going.
    My mind works faster then my hands and the mind is always getting me in trouble.

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    1) A twin size that I am hand quilting for my GNiece for Christmas.
    2) A king size that I have to sandwich and hand quilt for her mother for Christmas.
    3) Two Christmas quilts in progress.
    4) 1 full size in progress for my GN
    5) 1 stash quilt in progress.
    Is that enough.

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    I just leave it at "several projects" Funny question!

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    A couple of years ago I decided, as a New Years Resolution, to list all my UFO's and challenged myself to not start any new projects but to finish as many UFO's as possible in the coming year. It worked for awhile. I got 5 or 6 UFO's finished. But then my guild had a workshop on something I was fascinated with. That meant starting a new project. After that, it was one thing and another. . . you know the saying: "So many quilts, so little time."

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