I must admit, I've always been a big planner/deadline lover except for when it comes to my quilting. I've always taken on a 'it will get done when it gets done' attitude and that has pretty much resulted in not a lot of finishes and a TON of WIPs. Now that I have finished a few quilts in a row I'm loving having something to show for all that work - an actual finished
Last month I sat down and wrote out all the WIPs I could think of that I had on the go and attempted to organize them into manageable 'piles'.
I had it organized into Almost done, On the Go, Need to Quilt, Want to Start, and Will take Forever columns. Thankfully I have already managed to cross off the Eye Spy quilt
(I need to do a blog post on that one!!) and my Scrappy Trip! Two down, only a zillion more WIPs to go! ;)
I only have to do the binding on the Party Monster Quilt so that shouldn't take too long - I just have to hunker down and put a few hours of hand stitching in. Then I also have some binding to do on the Tumbling Rubies quilt
. An amazing lady from my quilt guild offered to do the FMQ on that quilt and from the pictures she took its incredible!! I am so happy and I can't wait to get the binding done and have another finished quilt.
Aside from the binding on those two quilts pretty much everything else is in the piecing stages. I really want to get the Crazy Cat quilt
done for my Mom (its only taken me almost three years), and I also want to get the girls quilts done but I am waiting on fabric to come up from the states. I ordered it a few weeks ago so hopefully it should show up sometime in the next week or so.
I have a few 'extra' quilts that I have started but I'm not sure what I want to do with them so they aren't high on my list of priorities but I would love to get a few of them done.
Lastly I have my Dirty Thirties quilt that I wanted to have done by my 31st birthday (I'll be 33 in September) that is the epitome of meticulous and after calculating how many individual cuts I would have to make I got horribly discouraged and vowed to take it out much later. I know that I have gotten so much better with my piecing over the past few years that it won't be so bad now but I just have to make some time to get to work on it and I'm sure it wont seem like such a daunting task.
My deadline of June 1st is approaching, and without a machine its a little hard to tackle my WIP list (its still in the shop), but I can do the hand binding on one quilt and get the binding ready for another so all is not lost! Hopefully at the end of May I will have a bunch of quilts off my WIP list and maybe a new one or two added. ;)
Thanks for stopping by - see you soon.