Wednesday, November 13, 2013

WIP Wednesday 11/13/13: Quilty ADD makes me feel like I can't get anything DONE!

I don't know what my problem is, but lately, I keep wanting to start new projects without following through on others. Here's a peek at what's in progress at my house this week:

Navy, teal, and peach Flower Box quilt (pattern from V and Co.). All fabric cut; one block pieced.


EPP project using jewels and hexis; blue, green, orange prints pulled from my scrap bins.


Accuquilt diamond quilt. I'll have a tutorial for this one when I finally get around to piecing the top.


Pixelated camera quilt. I've pieced 1/4 of the blocks into rows. I need to come back to this one asap, but I also need to have no one in the house to mess up the layout so I don't get confused on where the blocks should go.


Labyrinth quilt. This one should have been done by now. All I need to do still is add an outer border and then it's ready for basting. Sometimes, though, the thought of cutting and adding a border is SO NOT what I want to work on.


Oranges and bacon pillow (thanks, Marci for the nickname). This one is a result of me not knowing what football laces look like when I was making my nephew's pixelated football quilt. There are a bazillion layouts that I came up with, but haven't been able to settle on one. Plus, I have to make one more X block and I've been putting that part off.


And finally, plusses in blue. This one is all pieced and awaiting basting. I've been putting it off because I hate basting and if I'm going to move my kitchen table and clean the spray residue from the floor afterward, I'm going to baste more than one quilt at a time. As soon as I add the border to the labyrinth quilt and finish the camera quilt, all three of these will get basted.


I don't like this feeling of not being able to finish a project all the way through before starting a new one. I know I've said this before, but it feels almost paralyzing. Maybe I'm just in a finishing funk or something. I hope to complete at least one project before next week though so I can feel like I'm accomplishing something. Especially with Christmas coming so soon.

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

9 comments:

Cille said...

Wow... That's a lot of projects at once... But all great looking and interesting. I really like your EPP layout :)

Katie B said...

Borders are the WORST. I have a quilt top that has been awaiting borders for probably 3 years.

karen said...

I feel your pain on the borders and basting. And like Katie B, I have quilts that are languishing because I just don't want to cut borders. I am a huge fan of borderless quilts. :)

UFOs are opportunities, not something to stress over. I tell people that I always have something available to work on no matter what I want to work on. :)

Yvonne@thatssewcreative said...

I love all of your projects here. The epp is sooo pretty, and I have been wanting to do a pixelated quilt. I love the pluses too. I like a variety when I am sewing. So, I can rotate wips without getting bored. :)

Slrpycow said...

The camera quilt is awesome! Which of the photographers is that for? I'm thinking that one may be the one for my dad someday, although I have wanted to make him a stacked books one for a few years. Maybe one on each side of the quilt.

Good luck finishing something soon. I'm only 5 months late on James' graduation quilt. Hope to get that done...someday.

Jo said...

You have some great projects on the go! I like the labyrinth quilt, great colours!

Barbie Mills said...

That is so many projects!
I'm loving your diamonds quilt, and the oranges and bacon makes me laugh. Well, the name does. The layout is great.

Karyn said...

What a great collection of WIPs. Lovely colours and patterns.

Allison said...

What Lovelies! Thanks for all the pictures. It's always so fun to be able to see our progress.

I'm in the same boat. I have several projects so close to being done...and they just sit there because I get excited about something else and never finish a project I've already started! Although, I love the ability to move from one project to the other so I don't get bored. I look at it like I ALWAYS have something to work on no matter what.

Good luck.

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