A W.i.P. Epiphany

by Nicole

I am slowly coming to accept that the more projects I have in progress, the fewer that I finish.

So with this epiphany, I’m putting myself on restriction until I finish the curves quilt I started at Sherri Lynn’s workshop. That means no new projects!

I’ve made great progress on the curves quilt over the last week. I put the top together and basted it this weekend.


After much trial and error – read: stitching and ripping – I decided on a quilting design. More on that soon.


Now to turn a blind eye to all the fabric that is beckoning me to start something new and get this baby done!

Linking up to W.i.P. Wednesday!

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Francesca Celeste June 19, 2014 - 2:23 am

Pretty solids!

Carol D. June 19, 2014 - 3:04 am

I totally understand that pull to start a new project while not finishing others. It is my goal to finish several UFOs this year. Little projects for others seems to pop up and delay me too.

Patchwork and Play June 19, 2014 - 5:24 am

I can certainly relate to the need to finish things before being tempted to start something new! But your solids is gorgeous, and demands to be completed! Gorgeous!

Carla June 19, 2014 - 5:34 am

Good for you Nicole. Looks like some great quilting. Have fun!

Darcy June 19, 2014 - 12:17 pm

This sounds really smart – I have a similar goal of completing all (or most) of my WIP's before starting any new one. They keep piling up and not getting finished which feels suffocating – ugh!

Jenn @ A Quarter Inch from the Edge June 19, 2014 - 12:21 pm

Sometimes you just have to narrow the focus to get things done! I've got a new project that I REALLY want to get to, but I've sworn I won't even cut the fabric until I've made appreciable progress on a couple WiPs that have been hanging about. Those curves look amazing… wish I could've taken that workshop too!

SarahZ June 19, 2014 - 12:25 pm

This looks wonnnderful! Enjoy your finishing πŸ™‚

Kris June 19, 2014 - 12:28 pm

I really need to do this too. I keep slipping in something new and the ones I have to or want to finish are on the back burner.

mamacita007 June 19, 2014 - 1:14 pm

Good for you Nicole! I made the same promise to myself to finish a WIP before starting a new project. I pulled one WIP bag that had me stumped. I followed the directions and finished it in no time…go figure. Maybe it was just a bad sew day that kept me from finishing it the first time. What a wonderful confidence builder to pick it up again and end up with a finished project. Color me happy!

Carmen June 19, 2014 - 1:28 pm

Very excited to see the final product — I'm terrified of so many curves, but yours look fantastic!

shelley June 19, 2014 - 1:30 pm

Thanks for leading the way and setting the example in this world of many distractions, diversions and no attention span! πŸ˜‰ can't wait to see this beauty in its entirety!

MickeyT. June 19, 2014 - 4:52 pm

Nicole — I sometimes find myself jumping up in the middle of sewing something, thinking "Hey – I think I could (fill in the blank) with that fabric on the shelf over there!" I think it might be avoidance behavior when I am bogged down on the slow parts of a project. I too am attempting to restrict my behavior!

Nini June 19, 2014 - 7:29 pm

Can't wait to see it finished, it's very motivational!

Suzanne June 19, 2014 - 7:40 pm

Duh, I just realized who that class was given by. The interesting thing is that I am reading Quilting with a Modern Slant and this morning I was pouring over her quilts in it. It took me to her blog. Her memory quilts are incredible. I bet it was awesome to work with her.

pandchintz June 19, 2014 - 10:10 pm

Good girl! You're a much better woman than me…….I've started two new projects this week!

Vera June 20, 2014 - 5:18 pm

That is looking good! Good luck with your goal πŸ™‚

Katy Cameron June 20, 2014 - 11:21 pm

Lol, those epiphanies will get you every time ;o)

Paige June 20, 2014 - 11:31 pm

I really can't wait to see this! I have something going on in my head using my school's logo that is very curvy and organic looking!

Ginny July 3, 2014 - 10:53 am

I can sooo relate to this! My goal this year is to finish up some long standing WIP's and move on! Although the little mini quilts don't count right?? LOL – Love the colors in this project!

Sarah July 5, 2014 - 12:21 pm

I guess it depends if you get enjoyment from the end product or the process I guess. I like both! A finish is nice. My favourite part is selecting the fabrics to work with though, so I focus on this part of the process for many ideas all at once!

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