Three Quilt Projects

Do any of you have seemingly infinite quilt projects underway? So many WIPs you can't even make a list? An inability to not start new projects despite the fact that you have a million in progress? Yeah, that's me.

I also have a bunch of new fabric burning a hole in my pocket.

I've decided that I need to focus.

My attention span isn't good enough to just work on one project start to finish, so I'm allowing myself three. (We'll see how long this lasts, eh?) So here it is, my public declaration of the three quilting projects that I'll be working on.

#1 The Little Letters quilts. See, I'm already cheating... that's two quilts right there. But since I'm working on them assembly line style I'm counting them as one project. Weeks ago I pulled fabric for the next many letters. Last night I cut fabric for 16 blocks, G thought N in each color way, and I pieced most of them today. I'm stuck on N. It's hard. I'll be cutting those pieces again. :-/

Little Letters G through N pieces

Little Letters GHIJKL bluegreen

Little Letters GHIJKL brights

Little Letters M and N in pieces


#2 My IG Mini Swap quilt. Nothing like a deadline. I'm also super excited about this project that I designed as I went. I made some great progress on it this week to finish my ALYoF November goal of completing the top. I also created the label and prepped it for quilting. I got the recommendation for the Concepts iPad app ($7.99 for pro version) from Urban Quiltworks and installed it to try on some free motion designs before I get to work quilting it. I'm not ready to put the full view out there until my partner receives it, so here's a peek:

Basic Shapes finished top sneak peekBasic Shapes label


#3 The yet-to-be-named (yeah, I should get on that*) 2006 Mystery Quilt. It's pretty close to being a finished top. I'm excited about the fun backing fabric I have for it. I'm also excited about giving it as a gift to a friend, perhaps in time for Christmas. Guess I should get on that, huh? *That star block is apparently called Churn Dasher. That's kind of entertaining to me, since my first mystery quilt used the Churn Dash block.

2006 mystery quilt


I'm already really wanting to work on other stuff, and not letting myself... that's making finishing one of those three an even more exciting goal... cause then I can replace it with a WIP or new project that's tempting me right now.

What are your best tips for keeping yourself focused on one project or a short list of projects?

Linking up to ALYoF November finishes Party.

2 thoughts on “Three Quilt Projects

  1. Bo

    I will be interested to know how you will do the "N" in block and I would imagine "V" would be a hard one too. Cheat? :-)

    1. sarah

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      I got the N's done. I didn't line up my grey triangles properly the first time, so the block was turning out to small... so I made the triangles larger and trimmed down after attaching them to the middle colored strip. I think the V is one of the letters I don't think looks quite right. I changed the G a bit... might end up changing the V too. :-)


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