Wednesday, December 2, 2009

So many unfinished quilts ...

Lone star top made with fabrics I dyed. I'm guessing from 2005?

... and plenty of time to work on them. So why don't I have more finished? That is something I struggle with. In my sewing room there are more than a dozen quilt tops that need quilting. A lot more than a dozen. I won't count them, that would be too embarrassing to admit.
Swap Block quilt top. Blocks swapped in 2006, top made in 2008.
Most have backing fabric and bindings already. I probably even have a half-dozen quilt batts. So, if I could just get into the mindset to quilt some of them, that would be great. My main problem is, I don't really enjoy the quilting part of the process. And I don't have the money in my budget to pay someone else to quilt them for me. (At least not very many of them.)

Can't even tell you when this was pieced.
Most people probably wouldn't worry about how many unfinished quilts they have. But I also have at least a dozen projects still in the works. Some I am working on the piecework. Some are just fabrics and patterns waiting their turn.
Nine patch top. Blocks were swapped in 2006-07. I'm still stitching the top together.

And I feel guilty working on them, when there are so many unfinished quilts already. Still, I feel the need to change up what I am working on regularly. It helps me keep the creative juices flowing.
Made this top in 2007, I think.
So I am going to start working on another new project. I collected the fabrics for this quilt last year. And I would love to have it completed to have out next winter. So I will be trying to tackle this on a block-a-month basis. Well, the stitch will be a block each month anyways. I plan to add the pieced blocks in a couple a month as well. I'm starting this month. Will I get this one done as planned? Um, your guess is as good as mine. (My guess is probably not, but anything is possible!) And here's why...

Wrought in 2007...still not quilted in 2009. Oh well.


Rose Marie said...

You are not alone ..... I'm keeping you company with all my UFO's and tops waiting for quilting. I get bored easily and must switch or even start a new project. I try to sign up for at least one challenge per year to finish UFO's and they have been very good for me to get at least one UFO done. Currently, I signed up for Finn's challenge and have one done so far and another 3/4 of the way done.

You have quite the variety of tops and projects on the go.

West Michigan Quilter said...

Beautiful quilts. Glad to see I'm not the only one with UFO's.

ColorJoy LynnH said...

I have a similar situation w/ knitting. Whatever!

I figure, do what makes you happy. The beginnings always hold a dream, and dreams are energizing.

Life is short. do what makes you smile.

a good yarn said...

I agree sew what takes your fancy when it takes your fancy. This is meant to be a fun pastime remember, not a chore. Happy Stitching, Ann :)