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    Love your block! I have to have several projects going at one time or I get bored. I try to at least have either a hand quilting or applique in the works, a quilt to piece on one machine, and a quilt to FMQ on my other machine and one in the planning stage. I find I don't bored if I keep my projects staggered. :-D

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    I rotate all the time. Right now I'm working on a pinwheel quilt. I get bored with them quite quickly, so I work on PP at the same time.

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    I'm like you.Get bored easily.Do a bit of this,then a bit of that,but eventually get a lot finished at once.

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    Oh, boy do I do that. I just get so excited for the next new project. This quilt group has inspired me to finish some UFO's--unfinished objects.
    Robin in TX

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    i always have so many projects going, i have to work on them all at the same time, my sewing area has three or four piles of projects at any given time, so whatever i am in the mood for at that hour of sewing, i just pick that up...it seem to keep me going til they are done, i always want to clear a pile to start on the next project!!!!! gina

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    Ditto for me. Always have several projects going. Something I do that might help you finish a project you hate or just simple bored with...I usually cut all the pieces of my project first & this makes it easier to use a block I don't like as the "leader/ender" for the project I'm enjoying. I guess my attention is focused on the favored project & that makes the piecing on the other go faster. Before I know it I have all the blocks done.

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    I'm trying to learn to do "custom" quilting with my Tin Lizzie 18 - quilting a design specific to the quilt, not an edge to edge or panto. The process scares me even though I'm working on a charity quilt! So I have put the quilt on the frame and basted the sides and stared at it a lot. Then I go do something, anything, to feel productive! I've mended my neighbor's jodphurs, hemmed my new pants, made a pillow for a friend, pieced 84 blocks and placed them on my design wall (where I stare at them and try to find a setting that I can commit to)! I keep a list of the things that I have finished next to the list of UFOs. Sometimes I just do a bunch of little things, add them to the list and cross them off just so I can feel that I've done something!

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    I never do just one project at a time. To borrrrring for me. I usually have 4 going at a time. I will work on two using each as starters & enders for the blocks to save thread. Then I'll switch to the other two projects & do the same. Now & then I'll get one finished before the other so I just start another to go with it. I do love your block. Very bright & colorful. Those are my favorite to work on.

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    I like to do assembly line piecing if I can. I would not want to work on different quilts in the same sewing session because, for me, I would have to refocus and reset up each time.

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    I love those bright colors!! :thumbup:

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    Can't wait to see the rest of them all put together. Love the block and the color choices, WOW!

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    I suppose you could call what I do "rotating" but I think mine is just working on s number of projects at the same time.
    When I work on the QFK's kits it's so simple that I satisfy my "making something" need. While doing this, I generally have my design wall working trying to create something with the left over blocks from other projects....that is if I can remember just where I put those. (Note to self...work on organizing your sewing area!)

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    Striking colours, Keep at it .It will be wonderful on completion.

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    Sounds like it may be fun. Just make sure you remember what you are doing when changing projects. :)

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    You might not be enjoying matching the points but you are doing a great job.

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    that is really pretty thanks for sharing

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    Yes, rotate projects. I have a crocheted afghan in progress at my chair, 2 quilt tops by my sewing machines and a knitted project in another area - I not only switch projects, I also switch areas.

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    wow, what a good idea....i should put my cross stitch at another table, or the den to do when i need a break from all the quilting that i am doing....i usually put my cross stitch away while quilting...thanks for the good idea...gina

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    Tell me about the frabric, I love it!!!! Who makes it? :?:

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    I would enjoy working on that quilt that you are not. I use HST all the time. What is it that you don't like? The colors are stunning.

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    Yeah, I switch projects a lot, too. Except if I have a dealine like a birthday or Christmas. I've had two scrap quilts in progress for years now, and i don't consider them lost causes!

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    Rotating projects sounds like a great plan to me. I love the fabric that you are using for the star. The multiple colors really makes it pop.

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    Maybe we actually do our best work if we follow our bliss.

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    Love the colors in this project.

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    Love your block and I would be working on it to get it done because it is beautiful. I rotate if I get bored or tired of working on one but not in any certain order.

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