Wednesday, January 25, 2017

WIP-waiting for spring

My WIP list is down to 7 (!!!!) and I am fully expecting my resolve to crumble any day now. I am afraid that if/when I give in, I will do something crazy.... like start 5 quilts all at once! (I was up to 25 WIPs at one time, not that long ago. How on earth?!?!)
This has to be my oldest WIP, currently. It's going to be a larger, scrappy version of my waiting quilt. (The pattern is available here.) I'm pretty sure that the last time I worked on this was in the summer of 2014. It's so old it's practically new again! Ha! I am still loving this quilt, which is a very good thing. I finished up 2 blocks last night, and I hope to keep adding steadily to that finished number. It's a perfect project to combat the cloudy, dreary days of January.

28 comments:

The Joyful Quilter said...

LOVE this scrappy version!! Looking forward to seeing this cheerful quilt top be transformed into a beautiful quilt. Keep up the good work (resisting those NEW projects!!)

Nana said...

I love scrappy and this is such a cheerful one. Looking forward to seeing the final.
Can't believe you had that many UFO and good luck on completing them all.

momhulk said...

Is your pattern available?

Miss Alissa said...

Good job! I should probably count my WIPs but...it might be too scary ;) Love this one you are working on!

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

Wow, congratulations on continuing to chip away at your WIP list. This is definitely a bright and cherry project for winter, and how awesome that you are still loving it. :)

Tammy Stack said...

This is so cheery, and spring-y!

Live a Colorful Life said...

How coincidental that you posted this--I just found the blocks I made for my brights-on-black version just the other day. :)

Kristin said...

Congratulations on getting down to seven!! I recently finished my oldest UFO. I started it in 2006!! But I swear I start 2 quilts for every one I finish ! :o

Kay said...

I lov eth happy colours of this quilt. This year II have set myself a goal to finish as many wips as possible. Having them lying around is just getting me down so time to make myself fall in love with them again. x

JanetD said...

Your posts are always encouraging! I'm really working hard to get my WIP's finished so I can start some new ones. Always a struggle😂 always so many cute and fun patterns popping up! This one is beautiful! Keep swimming!

Sarah Jardine said...

Congratulations on getting to 7 WIPs Amanda Jean! You are such an inspiration!

Little Quiltsong said...

This is a favorite pattern of mine. Love all the bright fabrics you are using in it! Great work on getting your WIP's down in size :)!

KaHolly said...

It's delightful! Congrats on your stick-to-it-iveness! XO

Lyndsey said...

It's such a happy cheerful quilt, bringing the promise of warmer weather and more colour. I'm so bored of long grey winter days.

Kate said...

This one is so cheerful - both the pattern and the fabrics!

Ginger Marien said...

Such a happy quilt. I love the pattern and scrappy fabric.

KMSC said...

Congratulations on only having 7 WIPs! Don't give up. Please finish all seven and then let us know how it feels to have no WIPs hanging around. I doubt if I will ever know that feeling. PS I love your Waiting quilt. I won a package of mini charms once and never have had a good idea on how to use them.

Anina said...

Pretty! I'm working on finishing my WIPs this year too. Down to 10...

Adela Wiley said...

This is really a cute block, and can use so many scraps, do you have the pattern for it?
Your r doing better than me for sure, finishing up those WIP

Suzanne said...

You are much better than I. I pulled out an old WIP and have my fingers crossed that I can remember what the plan for it was. I'm adamant that it will be done for this Valentine's Day so I better get hopping.

Karen said...

Yes, you can!! And I've always loved the design and name of this quilt! Yes, you can!

Jessica Christensen said...

I absolutely LOVE this one. It's making me want to start a new project. But, as we know, my WIP list is a little longer than yours. So I shouldn't. But I DO have a ton of scraps. Anyway, I love this one. It is so fun. I love how bright it is. I'm so impressed with how you are soldiering through your projects. Such resolve!

Abby / Linda said...

I'm laughing while reading your post, because I lost my resolve just from January 13th! When I was writing that post, about my UFO's (what you are calling WIP's), a box of pre-ordered fabrics arrived in the mail! And what did I do? Well, you know--lost my resolve! I have worked on some of my UFO's also, but not like I should have. BTW--love your colorful quilt!

Amanda Jean said...

momhulk and adela wiley,

yes, there is a pattern for this quilt! the link is in the post above.

I hope that helps!

AJ

Lorna McMahon said...

Your design wall looks so sunny and bright! Just what we need at this time of year. Good for you on getting your wip list down to 7 (and counting). You have every right to celebrate!

Mary at Fleur de Lis Quilts said...

Wow! I can't wait to see this one quilted. Love the happy colors and fun polka dots.

Emma said...

You are an inspiration, am determined to finish up my WIP's and you are proof it can be done, glad you are enjoying getting to grips with this one again , bringing on the spring with the colour combo, hope your resolve holds up and you get everything done , think of all the space it will make in your sewing room !

Nicole said...

These blocks are so cheerful! Love them so far. And congrats on busting through your wip list. I'm doing the same but at a slower rate than you.