04 October 2016

Crack the WIP

On the bright side, I did more stitching this summer than I have in about the last eight summers. On the dark side, I started "sort of new" projects instead of finishing existing projects. Thankfully, though, I did finish a few flimsies, a quillow, a quilt that wasn't on my WIP list and some grandbaby gifts. Most important, I guess, is I had fun doing the sewing I did, even if I wasn't high on WIP finishes for the quarter.

Most of the new projects I started during the summer quarter involved Spoonflower fat quarter panels I designed. I was anxious to make things with them! Two more fat quarter panels remain untouched, but high on my list of inspirations I want to tackle.

Here are just a few of the baby things I managed to get done during the summer, mostly on the train while commuting to and from work.

And here's this quarter's too-long WIP list:

1. Hawaiian Punch

2. Snowflake Heartburn

3. Leaf Me Alone

4. Welcome to the Jungle

5. Blue Floral Nostalgia

6. Lizard Toes

7. Under the Sea

8. Hexie Booboo

9. Tickled Pink, the Sequel

10. Teal Shadows

11. Gemtones

12. Goodbye Hollyhock Road

13. Snowflake Strip Bar

14. Charmed by Snowflakes

15. Rainbow Strip Bar

16. Dreaming of a Lavender Christmas

17. Blue Christmas

18. Green Floral Batik Postage Stamps

19. Quilt of Valor

20. Blue Floral Trilogy

21. Lavender Sunrise

22. Giant Dahlia

23. Showcase

24. Arctic Skies

25. Peacock Blues

26. Snowbike II

27. Autumn Splendor

28. Scrappy Block-a-Day Stars

29. Cool Edge of the Rainbow

30. One More Ticker Tape

31. Colorworks Concepts

32. Collared Lizard Wall Quilt

33. Blood Orange

34. One More Quillow

34. Hearts of Gold

33. Heartless

33. Hearts of Gold II

34. A Quilt for Noah

Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts and Confessions of a Fabric Addict.


  1. You sure know how to get the projects done, or maybe started haha, my ocd would go nuts if I had a super long list of things to finish. The frogs are a nice little touch too I thought.

    1. Let's hope I can get a few done before Thanksgiving, Pat... I've modified my Christmas gift from 15 kid quilts to 8, hoping that's a little more realistic. Then I can get the other 7 (plus one new one due in January) done next year... Fingers crossed. Except while I'm stitching!

  2. Such adorable finished projects! I have that same issue... A bunch of WIPs to finish, but I am always drawn to starting something new! It's a problem. LOL! You have some gorgeous WIPs to finish too. All of those pictures are lovely eye candy!

    1. Thank you, Christine! I'm happy to know I'm not the only one with an out-of-control WIP list, but I'm also happy almost all the quilts I plan to give away for Christmas this year are finished flimsies ready to quilt. I think I can, I think I can, I think I can...

  3. You are so brave to tacelebrate so many WIPs! Good Luck! (I'm afraid to even set mine all together or count them!) They will all be beautiful

    1. Thank you, Tammy! Gotta finish. Got more I'd like to start!!! But no more new starts until I've finished at least 10. Maybe I can stick with that...

  4. That should be tackle...autocorrect can be rough

    1. You should see me typing on my phone, Tammy... Yikes!

  5. That is not a "too-long WIP list" - it's an amazing testimonial to your awesome and unbounded creativity! And a sad confirmation that there just aren't enough hours in the day.

    The baby things are adorable. Don't you love all the fun buttons out there? :)

    1. I love you, Sue! Please come back at the end of this quarter and boost my confidence again. :)


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