Friday, February 7, 2014

When did I ever become such a quitter????

I decided I needed to sort through my WIP's 
("works in progress" for the uninitiated)
and came to the realization.

I am a slacker.
A quitter.  

I have A LOT of unfinished business.

I didn't realize it was this bad.
I am usually a very organized person who ALWAYS finishes what I start.

Not so.

I have *ahem* 22 WIP's.
Now, to be fair, one is a long term project that I only work on while traveling.
And another is waiting for that lucky day when someone says
"why, yes I do have 1/2 yard of that 10 year old fabric in my stash that you can have to finish the binding on your quilt."

But the rest... well, I just have no excuse.

Thank goodness for the SLMQG WOW challenge
(enough initials for ya?).

So here's the dealo with the challenge as I understand it
(someone from the guild correct me if I'm wrong).

We will get an index card at this month's meeting to write down our list of WIP's that we
THINK we will get done in the next 9 months (my timing may be off).
Then we work on those WIP's.
Every month we can edit our index card, adding or deleting anything on the card.

My goal is to start with four of my projects in various stages of un-doneness.

So here they are in all their glorious un-doneness:
First up is a project I started on in 2002. I actually have added to it twice in the last 12 years.
I just need to decide that it is done and quilt it.
Which leads to a whole new set of decisions.
It's not modern in terms of borders (two) or fabrics (batiks)
but it is unfinished.
WIP #2 is my Hawaiian block.
I need to finish hand appliqueing the cut work down and then will likely turn it into a pillow.

WIP #3 is a quilt I started 6 or 7 years ago on a quilt retreat.
I thought I had the perfect fabric to sash this with, but there wasn't enough in my stash.
I foresee a shopping trip in my future.

And finally
WIP #4: an ode to my Block of the Month days.
I have had the backing pieced and the batting cut for several years.

A bonus WIP is the following Modern Wonky Log Cabin.
 It will likely become my #5 WIP.
What have I gotten myself into?

So there you have it.
Thus I commit myself to finishing these projects.
Or maybe I'll end up crossing them off my list and replacing them with some other
WIP from my ridiculous list of unaccomplishements.
Over the next few weeks I'll show you some of my other WIP's.
And I'll post a picture of that fabric that I only need a 1/2 yard of for binding.
'Cuz I'd like to finish that quilt some day. 


  1. Oh aren't a Quitter...just a Quilter like the rest of us ;-)

    You have the WOW info correct, as you have until September to edit your card and December to finish items on said card. You can show them as "proof" of completion anytime between March and December.

    It's going to be a great year!

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