Monday, October 06, 2014


I know you know what I'm talking about.

You've been going along for a while (doesn't it seem like *forever*?), things are moving forward, things are good, but they just aren't -- well -- exciting anymore. It has become routine & almost seems like work now. You are easily distracted. A quicky detour here & there helps scratch the itch. Then there is that new, fresh face that has really captured your attention. And the old familiar one that you are seeing in a new way. Or? Hmmmm, maybe the two together ........

Wait a minute! You didn't think I was talking about Shug, did you?!?! No!!!!
Quilting projects!!! I'm talking about quilting projects!!!!!
Phew! OK, now that we are on the same page.

I know you know what I'm talking about.

Much of my summer was spent with the 3 + quilts. I enjoyed them, though on the downhill side I did get a little tired of them. I was itching to sew on something different. I could have taken a break & dipped in my deep pool of WIPs -- spike-y batik stars, wonky vintage brown stars, Terra Australis zigzags, my own + quilt, etc, etc -- but I *had* to start something new, so I started some flying geese with men's shirts. (Which brings me to a philosophical question: when does a Work In Progress become an Unfinished Object? Not working on it for 6 months? A year? Longer? Or does it have to completely sink from sight & mind for 6 months? A year? Longer?
Hmmmm, a question to ponder .....)

Now that the + quilts are finished, my time is more free. And even though I've got one more WIP than when I began them, I'm still looking at fabric stacks I've pulled -- MIL's skirt with a recent fabric gift, Liberty florals with solids, scrappy 2.5 inch squares from almost 20 years worth of projects -- & wanting to start something newer.

I have no trouble being true to Shug. But when it comes to my patchwork projects, I'm not so faithful -- a real bigamist!


Rachaeldaisy said...

Oh yes, we know what you're talking about!! A wonderful post Beth!! You brighten my day with your humour and photos of your WIPs, love that mix of fabrics!

Nifty Quilts said...

Ooh, I'm really liking all those unfinished bits all together. Also really like your grouping of black and whites and orange with the fun floral. I don't know when they become UFO's, but it's interesting that we all have so many that we have an acronym for them! So much inspiration, and not enough time to finish them all. Such is a quilt-maker's life!

O'Quilts said...

ditto ditto ditto!! Poor Shug...a quilting widower

Marie said...

Love the shirt geese with those bright, wonky've got me heading down the bigamist path (again) too...