For the past week I've been trying to wrap my head around what quilts I want to work on now, what direction I want to go with my quilting, what I really want to be doing/creating. Thinking about what I should post for my Design Wall status had me just going around in circles.
So I thought it funny and comforting that several other bloggers had a similar message yesterday--and photos of their design wall with more than one, in fact with many, projects in process. Here is mine:
My interests are eclectic and I'm easily distracted by the next "great" project that comes along. After cleaning out my closet last July, and finding more than a few Works in Progress, I've gotten rid of a couple, restarted a couple and finished one top. Progress, in teeny, tiny steps.
The problem, as best I can come to terms with it is: I often have deadlines that have to be met, like class samples, the Simple WhatNot Club quilts, gifts, garments for Houston, etc. Everything else gets put aside while those are completed. By the time I have cleared the decks, a few more "new" projects have caught my eye.
Add to that, being co-chair of our next quilt show, preparing for committee meetings for that, and this week I prepared the special slideshow that will be featured in Houston at our Ruby Jubilee luncheon. These are all wonderful/challenging/fun things I love to do but: Something has to give.
So my plan for the rest of this week is to settle on:
1. Two leader/ender projects at a time, no more
2. Decide what quilts I plan to enter in our guild show October 2015, focus on those
3. Decide What quilt top gets finished next
4. Concentrate on hand quilting at night--there are at least 2 quilts basted and ready for that
5. Finish Big Stitch hand quilting a large throw that is 75% done--I plan to have it done by this weekend.
So, there's my plan for the very near future--I feel better already!
Check out Judy L's blog, to see what productive people have gotten done.