Wednesday, December 7, 2022

WIP Wednesday

 It's been awhile since I have done a sewing update.  It will be a short one.

Today I picked up two quilts from the amazing Darby.

I will be adding binding in the next day or two. I'm so happy to have each of these completed. More photos will be coming soon!

I think that brings my total of quilt finishes for 2022 to a total of 16! 

I'm over halfway done with Cog + Wheel, and enjoying choosing the colors for each block, although I should be doing some holiday sewing...maybe next week. Are you doing any last-minute Christmas sewing?

Amanda Jean had me make a list of my current works in progress. I have about 10 in various stages of completion. There would be four more. However, I'm donating the blocks for three of the projects. The fourth is getting tossed. I hate it. I can't imagine anyone would want to work on it. When I said to Amanda, "Remember that project I worked on at the quilt retreat that I despised?" She knew exactly which one I was talking about. So I'm not going to inflict that pain on someone else. 

What do you do with projects you intensely dislike? 

Here's an update from my fabric-tracking project. This project has made me highly motivated to complete projects and donate/give away fabric I know I will never use. 

November update:
Used up/donated: 13.75
Brought in: 22.75
Net: +9 yards
Year to date: -255.50

This was an unusual month in that I bought more fabric than I used up or donated. But I'm still thrilled with the year-to-date total!


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Yvonne from Quilting Jetgirl said... #

Oh wow, you have used up a a lot of fabric this year; amazing! I look forward to seeing your quilt finishes when they are ready. Much like you, I tend to donate or toss projects that no longer work for me.

FlourishingPalms said... #

How great that your Hard Rock Cafe t-shirt quilt is nearly finished. I'm impressed that you completed 16 quilt projects this year. You and Karen Foster are real go-getters! Love those Cog blocks that you're making too. Isn't it nice to reassess WIPs/UFOs to decide which are worth finishing, and which are worth passing along? It's nice to have a status report, so to speak. I can honestly say I have never tossed something in-progress. Instead, I've sold those at a quilters community garage sale, and thought I did well to get a few dollars for them. Ya just never know when your "trash" will be someone else's "treasure."

Cheryl said... #

wow- I am happy to have -5 for the year! great work!

OPQuilt said... #

Wait...what is the project you hate? Show it! Show it! I'm impressed you only have 10 in progress. You have amazing discipline. Now I don't tally those up any more--I just try to think "what's next?" and ignore everything else. I'm so sorry I haven't kept up with my reading, as I'm having a great time catching up with your life this past couple of whiles!