Wednesday, February 22, 2012

The Self-Sabotaging WiP

Hello. My name is Melinda. And I am a self-saboteur.
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
I know I have a history of such behavior with my weight but I hadn't realized I did it with quilting until recently. I have two twin quilts that I insisted I could finish before the end of March, but I have not even started on the second one and the first one is here...
on my dining room floor. Batting has been cut but backing has to be put together. It's here...
on my ironing board with my polka dot charms from the Craftbuds Polka Dot swap, and more fabric for my Carpenter Wheels. They reside here...

on my design board. Nothing more has been done with them yet but I'm dying to get back to them. Instead I started cutting fabric for a Granny Square quilt over here...

on my cutting board. So far I have 190 of the 250 prints needed. This is going to be a baby/lap quilt that was requested by someone at my church who is due in May. So with all of this going on (not to even mention the UFO's I haven't touched), what did I choose to work on today? I cut up some strips I won at "Strip Poker" at our last quilt guild meeting and started making Interlocked Squares, a block I saw while trolling Quilter's Cache. I whipped up 4 before bedtime and they are currently here...

on my sewing room floor. I did 12 inch blocks since I was using 2 1/2" strips and I've got enough to make 5 more which will be a little less than 36 by 36. I may but out an all call to the ladies of the guild to see if I can scrounge up some more to make it a bit bigger. Or I may just add some fabric around the edge and call it done. It's probably going to be a donation quilt. The fabrics are pretty but a little more traditional than I usually go for. So what does this all have to do with self-sabotage? Uh, yeah, remember those twin quilts? I'm no nearer to finished with either of them. Time to get to work.

8 comments:

The Thompsons said...

Tee hee- I feel the same way sometimes, but it's so hard to stay focused when there are so many wonderful projects out there. Good luck getting the twin quilts done on time- you can do it!

Linz said...

My name is Lindsay. And I'm with you. Must. Do. Deadline. Projects. No starting new ones!!!

But look at this... ;)

Jessica said...

love those carpenter wheels, you sure have been a busy lady! no more self sabotaging!!

M-R said...

Hee hee, I must say that I do the same sometimes. I did make a pledge last year though that I will work on what I want to work on and just have fun. I've struck a better balance this year by finishing one or two before I start another just so I don't get overwhelmed by all of them. Your projects (looking great, btw!) will get done -- you still have over a month. :)

Rebecca said...

Haha - how come us quilters can't stay focused? Beautiful projects!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Oh this is so true!! I know you can get those quilts done :)

please could you turn off your word verification since it's become so diffcult?!
I've written about it here:
http://charmaboutyou.blogspot.com/2012/02/off.html

Kimberlee, The Spunky Diva said...

I love you fabrics for the interlocked squares. All your UFOs make me laugh. I have the same trouble starting more projects rather than finishing them, LOL. What's your name for Pinterest?
~Kimberlee

Shontelle said...

I hear you! Just tonight I have worked on three separate projects and in my head I hear my Nana's voice - finish before you start something new. Good advice. If only I'd listen!

PS. Love you carpenter's wheels. One of my tasks tonight was attaching binding to one I made for my son.