Before I start this post that could just keep going on forever, I want to let you all know that I really appreciate all the love from my last 2 posts. I know blogging isn't supposed to be about the comments, and I know they were giveaway comments, but I LOVE COMMENTS! So thanks for that. Also - I have contacted the winner and will be sending her the ruler. Too bad I didn't have 100+ so I could send you all one.
Now - I have a problem. The problem is that I LOVE to start projects but I don't really love to finish them. Something always comes up that has to be done, sometimes I just don't know what to do, or something else just pops up that is more appealing.
Last week I started the snake trail quilt. And while several of the other bloggers in the EZ Dresden Challenge actually finished their quilts, mine sits there with only 8 blocks. (The first 4 I messed up, but I'll still include them in my final quilt.)
I also finished my 48 blocks for my granny square quilt (pictures to follow as soon as they're uploaded.) But I didn't quite feel like sewing them together (maybe because I know basting comes next. I hate basting.)
I did okay on the teacher quilts because there was a deadline.
But what is my problem? And what am I going to do about it? If any of you have any suggestions - I'm all ears.
For now, I think I'll start posting my WIPs (works in progress) here. Maybe it will help me to be more accountable? We'll see.
First up - which is something I have been working on for at least 2 years (and will probably be working on for longer than that) is my hexagon quilt. It is English Paper Pieced and it's kind of my work-in-the-car-on-long-car-trips-project. I have no timeline to finish it, and I tend to like big quilts. So it will be a while. And I'm okay with that. I have a few other hand projects on the list, but haven't started any and don't plan to until this one is done.
When this photo was taken, a few months ago, there were 88 flowers on the quilt. Now there are 110. So it's a bit bigger. The size of the sides of the hexagons are 3/4 inch. So they are rather smallish. Not the smallest size you can get, but not very large for sure.
The next WIP I'm going to admit to is one I started sometime in 2009. It is a Hello Betty double hourglass quilt. The top is completely done at this point and you can see a little bit about it here.
I got stuck on what to do on the back. I've got 4 FQs of the line still left. I'd be okay with a nice solid turquoise or dark orange, but I can't seem to find one (I've only looked at JoAnn.) I thought something pieced might be nice, and I kind of wanted flannel. If I would just decide on something and buy it, I could probably get my sister in law to quilt it for me. I just need to do it!
Are you like me - do you have quilter's ADD? Or are you really organized and focused and finish one project before you start another one.
I will be back with more WIPs. And I'm not even organized enough to get them linked up to Lee's WIP Wednesday. But I've got a long list I plan to post. Unless something else comes up.