First … no finishes, but almost! This is the quilt I talk about below … the one with minky on the back. At first, I wasn’t going to use batting, but later decided to put some in. I’m glad I did … it made the animals a bit puffy. Which is nice!
A friend of mine, Donna, told me to make sure it was well adhered. Sew, I did. And I pinned it in about a dozen places. It was easy to quilt: moved easily around and I liked the affect on the back! The only thing I did not like was the MESS when I trimmed the minky, I wish I had taken it outside to do.
AND the binding is ready to be put on …
NOW … about those UFOs!
Fact: Every single project I start, I intend to finish in the near future. Every. Single. One. So what happens? Why do they get put aside?
Here is the conversation I had with myself about a week ago as I looked through my UFO list, trying to figure this out:
- I ran out of fabric. Yes, but weren’t you able to find more fabric for that quilt? Well yes, I did. So what happened? I diligently put it in the box with that quilt. Wasn’t that quilt started in 2008? Yes. UFO #3
- I need to decide what direction I’m taking a certain quilt in. Fair enough. When were the quilts started? 2007 & 2008 Do you really need more than 10/11 years to make that decision? Maybe … UFO # 1, 2 & 4
- There’s too many appliqué (read CR–appliqué) blocks. OK, but can’t you substitute pieced blocks and call it done? Sure I can. In fact, I found way more blocks than I need to finish … printed out the patterns and put them in with the partially finished quilt ... When was that quilt started? 2009. UFO # 5
- I developed a dislike for the quilt and decided to piece the back with a gigantic block that the front of the quilt is made from. OK … so what’s so hard about that? Nothing. So, why isn’t it done? Because ... UFO #6
- I just can’t get enthused about it. Why? I don’t know. Is it too hard? No, it’s something new I want to try. And you don’t want to try it? well … (voice dies off) UFO #7
- It’s too hard. Really? You made one with the same pattern before! I had forgotten that I added sashing so I wouldn’t have to match seams … UFO # 9
- I don’t want to do the border. WHAT? Well, it’s calling for a pieced border … to extend the pattern into the border. Don’t you like that? Well, yes, I’ve always liked it. So, what’s stopping you? (speechless – unable to answer my own question.) UFO # 13
- The plan is to put minky on the back. And? Well, I’ve never done that before. So? Well, I might mess it up. And you might not. UFO #14
- I’m bored with making all those tiny blocks. That’s never stopped you before. Yes, but these blocks are all the same. So can’t you make it a smaller quilt or a table topper? I guess UFO # 16
- It’s a big quilt. And you’ve never made a big one before? Well, yes, but it’s a Bonnie Hunter quilt, so it’s a lot of work. When has that ever stopped you? It hasn’t. UFO # 20
OK … Enough analyzing! Too many excuses. Too many other UFOs that I could comment on!!! I need to quit writing and get on to working on my UFOs!
Esther, from Esther’s Quilt Blog, has a post where she buys herself flowers with every finish!! Perhaps I need to do this!
Check out what others in the quilting world are doing.
- WIPs on Wednesday @ Esther Quilt Blog
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- Sherry @ Powered by Quilting
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