Sunday, September 15, 2013

Balls in the Air

There's a woman in my Guild who says she has just one project going at a time -- she works it till it is done & only then will she begin something new. No UFOs in her house! How smart, but, to my way of thinking, just a bit dull.

Me, I love having several projects at different stages of completion -- when I tire of cutting, I piece a while; weary of piecing, try some quilting; bored with quilting, maybe sketch for a bit. I have the luxury of having more than one machine, so all this jumping around is a bit easier. (But I have to be mindful of which machine is piecing what project -- I've found that not all quarter-inch machine feet are created equal!)

Maybe because the weather is so miserable (see my previous post), maybe because I'm finally getting over my focus-less funk, I'm not sure the reason, but right now I have an especial LOT of projects going: 2 gift quilts & a 3rd I'm thinking about, the Tower of Owls, 2 other projects with Stash Creatures to be revealed later, a simple tessellating block with an old jelly roll, a 16-patch using double knit scraps, a re-make of an old quilt, & a percolating idea that may be ready to begin.

design door madness

polyester 16-patch
 
Phew! A bit excessive even by my standards.

9 comments:

Julianne said...

You sound like me...most definately correct on the 1/4" seam comment...they are not the same!

O'Quilts said...

Wow...goodbye focus less funk!!! I know what you mean...(: So much fun to have tons of projects going at a time. It is getting started that is the hard part.

Becca said...

I think you know where I stand on the multiple projects at once.

Maybe that would simplify my life a bit though?

MariQuilts said...

The more projects the better...to my way of thinking, anyway. I have been pushing myself to actually finish now and again lately.

cassie said...

oh man, lemme know if you want some double knit scraps??

Nifty Quilts said...

Glad I'm not the only one who has plenty of things--and more ideas--going on at once. Geesh! Love the way your design wall looks.

fiberchick said...

Am with you on the multiple projects. In my case, it means that I often lose interest so I have a grudging envy of people who finish projects start to finish. Am so glad you are out of your funk and look forward to seeing what you make!

amy and the bad cats said...

which crazy HMQG member is that?!?! can we gang up on her? heh heh.

Rachaeldaisy said...

I would love to be a one quilt at a time wonder but I'm like you, I have a zillion things going on. Variety is the spice of life. I love your Tower of owls, it just makes me smile to see all of those owls peeking out.