Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Overwhelmed by WIPS's....

It seems that these days I work and work and work at my little sewing machine in the basement and I get nothing done. Of course, that is influenced heavily by the fact that I am always starting new projects. It is just the way I am. Good at starting things, not so good at finishing things. I think that is why I like all the swaps I've been joining recently. They give me a deadline. I'm good with deadlines.
Anyway, before this post gets any more negative, I'll show you what I've been working on for the last couple of nights (I am a nap time/bedtime quilter after all). It is my mini quilt for the Good Ol' Summertime Swap hosted by Michelle at the Quilting Gallery.

My partner asked for something fun and fanciful and likes fairies and mermaids. My initial reaction to this task was to make something with my beautiful Heather Ross Mendocino prints that I have been hoarding, but I don't think that they are really my partner's style. I hope that this will work for her.

She should be finished tonight...just have to finish a bit of quilting, then bind and make a label. Maybe I can even get her in the mail tomorrow. Whew, it would feel wonderful to actually finish something.

Up next, I'm going to tackle all of my other WIP's:

Should keep me busy while my husband is away hunting next week!

6 comments:

Melissa said...

That quilt is amazing! Someone is going to feel very lucky to receive that!

Jackie said...

You are SO talented! Beautiful!

Trisha said...

I just came to visit after seeing the name of your post over on your comment at the Quilt Gallery. I know what you mean about being a good starter and needing deadlines!! I would really love to make a dent in my WIPs. Maybe we need to start a club, WIPs Anonymous. Hi, I'm Trisha and I am a starter. LOL Love your mermaid quilt. It is amazing!

Teresa aka MarieSews said...

Your mermaid is wonderful. Whimsical and bright.

I'll join you and Trisha in WIPs Anonymous!

Quiltinfairy said...

Wow I really hope that little beauty is coming to Shoreline WA she is WOW
Shawn~Quiltinfairy~

vanos said...

I diffently have the same problem....I can't even count all that I have started....Let me know if you gal's come up with a WIP's Anonymous club. I'd love to join. Hi I'm Kristi and I am a starter. LOL