Wednesday, October 13, 2010

New Project Lust (Or How to Update Your UFO List)

I've been a really good girl this year in terms of quilt finishes.  I've finished all the new projects I started (well not quite, I still need to bind the one day mystery quilt from back in July, but I'll get there).  The other two projects I started this year are BOM's, so those are WIP's in my book.  Plus, I finished up 5 quilts from my UFO list, including the two oldest from 2001 and 2002.  I'm ready to start something new!

It's like I've been on a new quilt diet. You know how that works, no new projects till you clean out the old.  But now I want to do everything!  I've already pulled fabric for the Layer Cake Quilt Along over at Moose on a Porch Quilts (fabric choices are here).  Now Judy over at Patchwork Times is starting a mystery quilt on Oct 19th.  Bonnie Hunter is starting also starting a new mystery quilt called Cotton on Nov 19th.  I also have a couple of quilts that I've been working in EQ7, an Asian theme for my niece (fabric choices posted here) and some designs for an Oklahoma State University themed quilt to donate to the kiddo's school auction.  I do have a day job and the Holiday's are coming up!  Decisions, decisions!  I really, really want to do all of them! 

Well it's time to go to work, I'll have to contemplate the future of my sewing life another time. 


Susan said...

Those really are tough choices. Part of me would start all of them to be finished in another lifetime but I am trying to do better these days. The driving force could be just which ones would require the least amount of money spent. But the real factor is which would bring the most joy to you are someone you care for.......

Shay said...

Congratulations on some of those older finishes. It's satisfying to get WIP's done, but not as exciting as planning and starting something new.

I'm doing the same thing at the moment. Trying to finish the older projects before I start anything else. I've been sewing some blocks this week I started in January. Hopefully I can call that a finish by the end of the year.

Keep plugging away. We'll both get there .