Tuesday, January 18, 2011

funny story.


I started a new quilt yesterday afternoon, and I'm so excited about it.  I've bought the fabric for it last fall, but due to the holidays and making gifts, I am just now getting to it.

I told my husband last night when he got back from work that I started a new quilt.  His response?  He just kinda laughed a little and said, "You can't stick with one project, can you?"  Which made me laugh.  If he only knew, right?


Once upon a time, I used to work on one quilt only.  I wouldn't allow myself to start a new one until the one I was working on was completely finished.  Somewhere along the line that changed, and currently I have two unfinished WIP's :
1) my FMF quilt, which I am halfway through hand-sewing the binding, and
2) this Hope Valley string quilt (I spy my prego belly in this post!). 


One of my goals for the year, possibly even this spring, is to get back to the HV quilt and finish it up.  I do really like it, but you know how string quilts are... a little repetitive.  I am also hoping to get back to my slightly crazy one-quilt-at-a-time rule.  The key word here is "hoping." :)

So tell me, how many WIP's do you have?

xo, Ang

25 comments:

  1. That's my problem - my answer is ZERO. And, that's just wrong. Problem is that my next quilt is not needed until April and I don't have all the right fabric yet, so I keep working on other things. But it bugs me!

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  2. I can't keep track of how many WIPs I have going at once. I don't have the focus and discipline to stick to just one or two. I wish I had better organizational skills to keep track of them all, though.

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  3. I have about 10 WIP projects that I can think of and about 1/2 of them are quilts... I also have about 5-7 that need to get started BUT I finished 15 projects in Dec. I'm on a spending freeze until they're all done so I'm trying to get through them as quickly as possible...

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  4. I have at least 4 WIPs. I think I have sewing ADD - too many pretty things to try!

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  5. hmm, I have three sewing WIPs and four or five knitting WIPs. I like having my attention spread around a bit, but I usually focus on one rather monogamously for at least a week at a time.

    I'm definitely planning on cutting into my AMH stack this year! I'm looking forward to see what you're starting with this.

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  6. I have three quilts on the go. One needs the quilting finishing, one needs pinning, the other I'm working on the top. Different stages, I can pick my fun! Nothing wrong with that is there? My problem is I run out of thread or something and I have to stop which then gets me going onto something else.

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  7. I try hard to stick to the one quilt at a time rule. I have my next one in the planning stages though with the same fabrics you are using.

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  8. Umm. A whole basket full. Too many to count. My first quilt still needs to be quilted. My second quilt still needs to be quilted. My newer Folksy Flannel quilt still needs some more fabric but the center is all pieced—just needs a border and then quilting. My husband's "sleep shorts" are still in pieces. I have a "Lola Goes Shopp'n" bag to finish up. A crocheted granny pillow to attach to a fabric backing and then a knitted baby jacket. I think that's it . . . but I am not even sure! Yikes. Now I'm totally down!

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  9. Ohh.. Men. They never understand.

    I have two WIP.. one is a hand quilt which I have been at for two months so far.

    The Other is a mystery quilt which is a installment at a time.. so the end isn't neigh for that one either.

    and little projects come and go.


    AND I am currently drooling over an accuquilt... which will cause a flurry of WIP me thinks.

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  10. I can't even count how many...but at least 3 MAJOR ones...ones that I want done, but it's far too much work to get one of them, let alone all 3...oh and all the other little ones alongside

    (can't wait to see your quilt develop while I try!)

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  11. I'm glad I'm not the only one that has a couple of projects going on at once....lol....Look forward to some quilt pictures :)

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  12. Ummm - more than I really want to own up too. 3 quilts and one mini quilt and one mug rug - the latter two are for swaps.

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  13. Four quilting WiP's, and about 2 major ( sweater, afghan) and several small knitting WIP's...plus 2 unfinished books, and a long list of books on the shelf that are also calling my name...

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  14. I only have two at the moment! And one is a string quilt so that may take a while :-) I prefer to finish a quilt start to finish and move on to something else... but it doesn't always happen that way. Atleast we don't have - um - 2dozen WIPs at one time! Right?! ;-)

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  15. That's so funny ... I am going the opposite way ... I'm usually totally fastidious about finishing one before starting another and NOW I seem to be working on two ... let alone the three swaps I'm involved with LOL ...

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  16. I wish I had 2 WIPs! I have more like 4 quilt wips, 3 gift wips, 3 house sewing wips, and on, and on! I find that I work on a project until it is too frustrating or boring and I move on. I need to find the motivation to finish one before I start a new - fun- project!

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  17. Actually I think I only have one right now and I only started it on Sunday...now if we're talking about knitting than I have three (only one of which I'm really actively working on).

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  18. Ashamedly one huge cross stitch which could easily take me a year, a crochet cushion, a crochet blanket and an embroidered pillow. Lordy...

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  19. I have six WIPs, all of them on my challenge list for the PhD Challenge! They are all personal quilt projects - that always get shuffled to the side when I need to work on a quilt for the quilt ministry. But I'm trying to make time to work on at least one of the WIPs each week!

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  20. Technically, I only have 2 WIP's. A quilt and a handbag. But... I have fabrics & plans for several other projects... at least 10 I'm sure... I just haven't actually started the projects.

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  21. Quilt WIPS = 1) Quilt started for my husband before we got engaged last August 2) Sampler quilt that I started as my second quilt 2 years ago 3) Another quilt I started when I began blogging in November

    Other WIPS = 1) crocheted granny hexagon throw started summer of 2009 (only about 100 hexes left to make, lol) 2) embroidering tea towels 3) finishing pairs of earrings 4) finishing bottle stoppers

    I think that's it. I am probably wrong though.

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  22. I don't think I want to count the WIP's I have! But I am picking away at them....

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  23. I am a one quilt at a time kinda girl too....but somehow I also acquired two WIPs this past year also. I think I am going to pass one on to another quilter who has the patience to finish it and the other (my tokyo map quilt) I will finish before this year is up....and then I agree with you, I am totally going back to my old self and sticking to one! I feel like the WIPs are constantly hanging over me and I can't handle it! The funny thing is, I always have at least 3 or more knitting projects going at a time, and that doesn't bug me!?!

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  24. I'm with Mary. Don't make me admit how many!! But I'm never bored with a project, or I jump to a different.
    I remember being shocked by friends who sew/quilt who have no fabric stash. They only buy what they need for each project and they don't wander through the quilt stores, touching fabric that SCREAMS "Take me home!" and randoming stacking it at home. How can you say NO to something that speaks to you?!?!?

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  25. Oh my...too many. I have 3 quilt tops finished- two I just finished up last week and am actively working on both. One has been done since June 09, and I haven't touched since. Then I have my jammie bottoms cut out, a clutch cut out, and my Fussy Cut Bee blocks. Actually that doesn't sound too bad...well, maybe it does. ;0)

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