Here is what is on my design wall today. By the end of tomorrow I should have all the blocks sewn together.
I am not getting many projects completed. I LOVE choosing fabric and patterns and cutting and sewing blocks together. It is my form of art. And I get very excited by all my projects and always want to start more….More before the previous projects are completed. Whoops! There is a disconnect here. If you spend your time on starting new projects, when do you find time to complete all the flimsys that are in the closet?
I really intend to work on this vice.
Last quarter I committed, in front of many Flickr friends/members, that I was going to finish four, yes four, UFO’s. I have not completed one. I did work on two of them. My excuse for not finishing at least those two? Procrastination. Putting off things I don’t want to do.
There was the Halloween quilt.
Called that as the backing fabric is a Halloween print and orange and purple and lime green just say Halloween to me. What don’t I want to do on this? I spent many hours machine quilting but then found that my tension was wrong for about one third of the quilt and I have lots of “eyelashing” on the back. I need to unsew and redo. It is the unsewing I don’t want to do.
And then there is the Rainbow Quilt.
I was just going to quilt in the ditch but after seeing a great tutorial on doing Baptist Fans, marking with a template, I decided that was the way I wanted to quilt it. The problem here? I had already sandwiched and basted the quilt. This made marking the quilt with the template, very difficult. It’s partially marked, but not marked well. Now I’m undecided whether I want to struggle to mark the rest, or unmark and go back with my original plan.
So have I made progress? I guess I can say unequivocally, sorta!
In the next few days you will be seeing another post, with a new commitment for this next quarters UFO’s. I KNOW that two of them will be completed as they are baby quilts that MUST be finished. Do I dare commit to a total of four again?