Wednesday, August 21, 2013

drowning in WIPs

So, in the past week I've worked on no less than 7 different quilts.
Madness!!! Wouldn't you say?
Here's a peek....

 (these are blocks for 3 different quilts)


Sometimes I wish I was a one project at a time girl.
But that would probably get boring, right?

61 comments:

Quiltin Jenny said...

Oh, but these are all so yummy! How could you pick even one to give up? It would be like picking a favorite child.

Lorna McMahon said...

Each project is sew pretty and sew different from each other. It must be a pleasure to work on the one that suits your mood at the moment!

Dee said...

Love the variety, colors and fabrics!

Susan Owenby said...

I hear you! I'm pretty manic in my approach as well. Honestly, I'm just not happy if I dont have choices!

~Susan @ TheBoredZombie.com

karen said...

One project at a time?! (Imagine woman screaming in terror in a B-horror flick.) I could never do that!

gMarie said...

My first thought - Wow! She has loads of pins! Those are beautiful blocks. g

SarahZ said...

They all look wonderful! I have a few in the works, and after moving(like you!) am antsy to get going on ALL of them!!!

Patchwork and Play said...

Ah, variety is the spice of life! I can see why you want to work on all these projects! They are ALL wonderfuL!

Moneik said...

I usually work on several at a time too. It keeps me from getting bored.

Adrianne said...

These are all beautiful! I think it's nice to have several projects on the go at once - then you are always getting to do your favourite part, whatever it is.

Liz said...

they all look lovely. One project at a time... psha totally overrated ;)

tubakk said...

Nice projects all of them. 7 different isn't that much. The hardest thing about that is that you might use a fabric on wrong project. Or even not find it, because you put it away on a safe place...

Julie said...

They're all beautiful, but I feel tired and overstimulated just thinking about juggling that many at once. lol. Good for you that you're of a more organized mind to have that ability.

Julierose said...

I mean--who can only do one project--not me! They are all really lovely...hugs, Julierose

Jenny said...

Can't wait to see more of them -- that solids HST quilt, especially.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Very pretty quilts!! no wondering you are working on them so much.

Jessica said...

Yay, stars! Glad these are getting some attention, but I'd really like to see the tiny scraps one done!

maroccanmint said...

You are amazing. Amd great inspirations for me :)

Di~ said...

:)

Susie at ProsperityStuff said...

I always have several things in various stages of progress - so I really can't imagine not having a bunch of things going ... Beautiful work,as always!

Vicki said...

So very nice, each and every one of them!

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

Great WIP...one at a time...no way.

Svetlana said...

wow!!! You are AMAZING!!!!

Jill said...

Love the stars with diamond shapes. Are they paper pieced?

Cheryl Arkison said...

Only 7?! You're doing great!

Love the last one. Such a perfect value lesson.

Brenda said...

ahhh, sounds like a case of Quilter's ADD -- I've got it too!

Jeneta said...

Definitely - and boredom's not fun (obviously!). I am very impressed with the third to last photo of the stars in hexagons. I mean, that seriously looks like 10,000 hours of hand sewing! I also noticed that your floors look very clean (I'm off to vacuum!).

Emily said...

I wish I was a one-project-at-a-time kind of girl, too. *sigh* Beautiful projects, all of them!!

Kat said...

A quilter after my own heart! I was thinking I was the only one. I consider myself rather fickle, or just excited to start something new. If I finished everything, I'd have a ton of quilts!

Little Island Quilting said...

Although to be fair you are 'drowning' in some fairly spectacular quilts!

Cille said...

I'm the same... But are right now forcing myself to wrap up some projects before endeavouring into new ones. That being said I think you are rocking those colors :)

Maggie said...

I have a pile of quilts waiting to be finished. I think I'm in denial about them! One if them is my chequerboard quilt from your book. I don't mind that this one is a wip as I'm working on it bit by bit as you advise in your book! I must put some photos on Flickr All your quilts at beautiful! X

Timi said...

Great projects!!! I like them!!!
And it is very exciting to do all in the same time :o))) Not 2 in 1, but 7 in 1 :o)

Filomena Crochet said...

Very beautiful works!!Beautiful!!!
I also do this kind of skill, that is, start multiple projects at once and then the finish is also well ... several at the same time ...
The good thing is that we have several jobs at once ...
congratulations on your beautiful work

hugs Maria Filomena

Sarah @ FairyFace Designs said...

I like working on multiple projects, I think it helps you see colour and design freshly when you move from one to the other. These all look beautiful!

Suzanne said...

The good thing about having many WIPs is the ability to choose the right one for the number of minutes you have free at that moment. The more time you have, the more involved the project can be. Stealing a few moments at a time adds up and boom, you have a FO.

I, on the other hand, have been away from my machine so much that having to repair a seam on a pillow case felt like eating ice cream. Funny how just the whirl of the machine makes me feel better no matter what it is I am sewing.

Carie said...

How could you possibly choose only one of those to work on and leave the others languishing - it would be too cruel both to the quilts and to us! They are all completely gorgeous and wonderful and have me itching to start sewing!

Amy P. said...

Oh my goodness those are so pretty!!! I love the bright colors!!!!! Love love love the star quilt!

Olivia Marion said...

I cant even imagine doing so many WIPS. I have limited myself to 2 projects at a time or else I would NEVER get anything done! Have a fun time!
I am a long-arm quilted if you need help quilting them. If we quilt a quilt we can also bind it. Our website is blackcatstitching.com

Live a Colorful Life said...

A girl needs options. The difference between you and me is that you actually complete your WIPs....

Jessica Christensen said...

I feel ya. I'm not a one-project-at-a-time girl either. Well, YOU know. I live the sneak peeks. Can't wait to see the final products!

Jessica Christensen said...

I mean, I love the sneak peeks. Yeesh.

Vikki B said...

Love the quilts - they all look amazing. I am the same with projects, I am always working on multiple quilts at a time (I even had to make myself a spreadsheet to keep track of them).

MellieWo said...

Glad you can keep them straight! I might start to buy fabric and plan for another quilt at the same time but generally I just focus on one at a time. But I am a shared space, naptime, bedtime quilter. Thanks for sharing the progress!

Lisa C said...

Your projects are all beautiful. There is no way I could work on that many at one time!

Anne said...

They all look nice to me. At least you make progress this way. Sometimes I feel like I never make much progress when I work on just one thing and get sidetracked with life stuff.

Karin said...

some lovelies there! The STARS especially! LOVE! EEEEE! I am not a 'one project' at a time girl either. Gotta keep it interesting! :)

margaret said...

how I would love to be sitting on your shoulder watching how you create these beautiful pieces. I am in awe of you!

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

Each one is prettier than the last... I'm a multi project quilter too who needs choices when I enter my quilting room!

Janet M. said...

I couldn't keep my head on straight with all those projects! They're looking good!

Nita said...

How are you going to finish your hexie star quilt? Curious because I'm making my first ever hexie quilt and am not sure what to do about the edges...

Annalia said...

Oh, I think I love the solid triangles best of all! Makes me want another WIP myself.

MariQuilts said...

Of course it's madness...exhilarating madness, besides you're in good company!! It's all looking fabulous!!

suemac said...

I have to agree with you. I am not a one project at a time kind of quilter.

DARIA DESIGNS said...

One at a time would definitely be boring! 😉

Elizabeth BlueClearSky said...

Drowning in beautiful colours. They are all going to look so pretty when finished.

Amy Given Sewist said...

I used to be a one project at a time person, but it is very hard to keep that up... sometimes projects just need to sit and marinate. I like it more to have one thing lined up to cut, one sewing, and one in basting/quilting/binding progress, so that I can jump and not slog through the boring parts if I don't feel up to it at any particular time.

Gunilla said...

I totally agree with you! I do the same :-)
Gunilla

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Franziska said...

That's difficult for me. I'm not a single project girl, too. When I work on just one project, I see so many things I'd like to try NOW. On the other hand it's also nice with one project as I make progress more quickly. But all the other started and unfinished projects make me crazy because they're lying in the closet and "look" at me... We have problems, haven't we?

Lynn Walker said...

So many pretty projects! I especially love the slabs laid out on your floor, can't wait to see what those become. I have multiple quilt/sewing/hand sewing projects at any one time, too; one at a time would definitely be not as much fun!