I have a confession to make….
I work on more than 1 project at a time….I might even work on more than 2 projects at a time….
Is that a bad thing?? I really don’t think so, and I suspect that I am not alone ;).
I know there are some wonderful, disciplined, meticulous people out there that pick a project, collect the materials for that project, get to work on that project, and then FINISH that project, all within a very nice and reasonable time frame. Not me, no sir. It’s not that I don’t want to be just like these organized, fastidious crafters. But…. I …just… can’t…. do …it. Well, and maybe I don’t really want to~ teehee!
For me, working on only one project until completion is utterly boring. If I get bored with a project, I won’t want to finish it. So I’m better off putting a project aside for a few days…weeks…months….alright, sometimes YEARS, until I come across it and am totally excited about it again. And then it gets finished and everyone is happy.
Sometimes I will come across an unfinished project and have no interest in it…maybe the colors are not my thing, or the design looks dated, and then I put it in my scrap bag that I donate. Hopefully someone else will enjoy finishing it. Or they can take the pieces apart and use what they want.
You might think it’s a shame that I would leave a project so long that I don’t care for the color or design anymore. But I figure, even if I had finished it at the time I started it, I probably would be looking at that finished quilt now and be ready to get rid of it..after all, my tastes or preferences are what they are today.
The other day I was sorting through my blanket box and found the very first quilt I ever made! I don’t care for it anymore and it is sitting in my yard sale box. But I am wondering if I should hold on to the very first quilt I ever made…
Being an undisciplined quilter has other advantages: It gives me a GREAT excuse to have a large stash!
What would happen if I only bought enough fabric for one particular project, and then I decided at 10 pm on a Saturday night that I wanted to start a new project that was beckoning me. I would have to wait until I could get out and shop for the needed materials, and who knows when that might be? No, I think it’s much better to have a nice stash to choose fabrics from on a whim…not to mention the inspiration it provides me!
So, are you wondering how many projects I have on the go right now? Hmmm, even if I wanted to tell you, I don’t think I know the number! There are many, in various stages of completion. Everything from quilts that still need piecing, to quilts that need quilting. But I don’t believe I have any quilts that only need the binding ( I love doing the bindings on quilts, and won’t put that job off!). I tried to organize my quilts by what still needs doing, hoping to get more done that way, but that has proven fruitless.
So I will just continue with my merry ways…this is why some months it may seem that I am a powerhouse that just completes project after project, but in reality those quilts were all really close to being done. And those weeks when I seem to be a sloth and have nothing to show? It probably means I am starting a ton of new projects and have nothing to show off. So there you have it…the
ugly wonderful truth :).
Alright, now it’s your turn to confess: How many projects do you currently have on the go? Come on, I won’t tell anyone 🙂
Until next time~happy creating!
P.S. Those quilts you see sprinkled throughout this post are some of the UFO’s I found in those baskets!