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Saturday, April 16, 2011

I’m not telling

“How many quilting projects do you have on the go at once?” That was a question asked recently on “Quilting Down Under”, an internet quilting group.  Members replied with all sorts of answers, some with only three or four, and others admitting to a dozen.  One quilter commented that she was too much of a control freak to ever have more than two at once!  Perhaps I’ll have a quick check around my sewing area and see what I’ve got on the go.  And this is what I found.
Burgundy and cream quilt for my niece – all complete except for the label.
Under the Sea stitchery blocks – ongoing take-along project.
12 Days of Redwork  stitched hearts – stitcheries completed and awaiting 9 patch blocks to complete quilt.
Stitchery Angel cot quilt – pinned up ready for quilting.
Healing Heart blocks received from  SCQ internet group several years ago when I was undergoing cancer treatment – started stitching sashing between blocks.
Roll, roll, cotton boll mystery quilt – stalled pending other projects deemed more urgent.
Signature quilt from 2008 UK trip – same reason as above.
Oh dear, look what I found in the basket, a pieced table topper I started, plus another Christmas wall-hanging, both half done.  I’m not even going to see what else there is in the basket.
Plus there is one single and one double bed quilt which I had previously started machine quilting (then stopped for whatever reason) lurking on my quilt rack.  And most importantly, a memory quilt, and a healing heart quilt that I am hurriedly working on right at the moment to give to friends in their time of need.
But…………I’m not telling how many other projects I have stashed away in the spare room in various bags and boxes.   Some time ago my pen-friend Carol from South Dakota wrote and told me she had counted up 81 UFOs!   I’m not counting mine because I really don’t want to know, but it can’t be anything like 81, surely?   Perish the thought!
DSCF5965 Appliquéd Angel quilt, ready for quilting

3 comments:

Katie said...

I'm not telling either!

Jan Quigley said...

I avoided answering that question. The last time tried to work out how many UFO's I had, I stopped when I got to 40!!!! I'll never finish them all & I tried to be tough & not start anything new, but life's too short. :-)) I now tend to have 3 or 4 projects on the go & as I'm making all my gifts this year things are getting finished. Some of my long term UFO's will never be finished I just don't like them anymore.

kcrockshi said...

When I started quilting in 2005, I couldn't believe that you wouldn't finish something before moving on to a new project. I counted up my UFO's last year and made a list so I could tick them off. I did complete a couple but too many new and sometimes more pressing projects come along.