Making things, and quilts especially is not usually a quick process. But it seems that when it comes to being inspired and starting something new I frequently forget that.
And all those unfinished projects sure can spread all over your house! In the grand scheme of things this is not such a big problem to have but the number of things I have on the go was sure bought home to me when I was packing and cleaning the house before we went to Perth at Christmas. I swear there was a half sewn something in almost every room of the house, and they weren't things I was no longer interested in finishing either.
I made a mental note to try to get them sorted in some kind of order (and mostly stored in the sewing room) and then went on holiday.
Then last week, via Nicolette, I came across the Finish-A-Long and I made a list. To me, it is frightening. There is a whole lot of time, energy and money invested in that list with not a whole lot to show for it.
I've updated that WIP and plans list on the right hand side and set myself some goals to get some things finished. I have really tried to make this achievable without falling into my familiar trap of underestimating the time it will take to finish things, and without rushing. I want to enjoy finishing these things, not looking at them like they are a chore. And I'm not limiting myself to only these projects but I would like not to start anything else (except a couple of special quilts that need to be done soon and maybe some garments).
1. Quilt and bind the Scrappy Stars Quilt (hand quilting currently in progress)
Bee a Little Bit Japanese Quilt (hand quilting in progress)
Spring, Just Because' quilt