I looked around my studio last night, and what a mess. There's a stack of gold "frosted" designer fabrics for perfume bottle blocks, a partially assembled a strippy quilt of 12-inch basket blocks with a chintz-type fabric for the alternate stripes, a box of triangles destined to "leader and ender" their way to a scrap quilt, my funny little tea cups (one pattern from Mary Graham's Quilter's On-line Resource: www.qorsite.com; and four patterns from www.sewandsew.com), strips for my Quilted Diamonds draped over an antique spool rack, my Millennium blocks partially sashed for assembly into a top (hopefully before the next Millennium . . . I'm way ahead on that one), two quilt tops waiting for borders, one small quilt sandwiched up ready to baste, and one that is basted and ready to start quilting. I've got to stop and "rake" before I can do anything else.
I want to work on everything at once, and my mind just whirs with new projects in my imagination. That's probably why I'm a good person to come up with and follow through with theme ideas for our Guild Retreat. So, of course, thinking only of getting samples ready for Camp, and testing patterns, etc., I am ready to launch another quilt top. Or, perhaps it has already been launched. Does actual sewing have to commenced or is cutting two or three blocks adequate?
The next question is, when does an idea become a UFO? Is a UFO any project uncompleted, or just one that has been put aside? If one is excited about a project, and works through from start to finish, has that quilt ever actually been a UFO? Maybe I need to review my UFO Journal and sort them into categories by degrees of interest, or probabilities for being finished. Now, this subject could actually make a statistics class interesting!
Thanks to everyone for the warm welcome. I hope I can live up to the "media hype" of my friends!
Tuesday, May 23, 2006
Posted by Linda C. at 12:54 PM