I have so many “Works in Progress” right now that I can’t count them all! I have always worked that way…I almost never work on a project from start to finish without interruption.
I am usually very enthusiastic at the beginning of a project and then I find my interest wanes somewhere in the middle. Often I lose interest because the project isn’t working out the way I’d planned, or I run into some technical difficulty. Sometimes I just don’t know what I want to do–too many options and I need to give the project time to incubate. I often get waylaid with a new idea altogether. New idea–new fabric-maybe a new ruler–quilt shop hopping? Does this sound familiar to anyone?
I wish I had a Minion or two to help me in my sewing room—(I’d have them binding quilts–a task I hate!)
Usually I circle back around on the projects that are the best and deserve my attention, though sometimes it is years later.
My sister does a regular inventory of her quilts and asks herself this question: “Which quilts would I be sad if I never had the chance to finish?”
I think it’s time to clean my sewing room and ask myself that question.
What about you? How do you work through a project—start to finish or with many stops and starts? Are there any quilts in your closet that you would be sad about if you didn’t finish?