Wednesday, August 14, 2019

15 Bindings means 15 Works in Progress!!

So I posted back here how I make my bindings first and that allows me to know how many current WIP's I have.  And this morning I counted 15 bindings!!! ( I also have 5  "just enjoy the process" projects that don't have bindings made yet, ya a little crazy :)   And sadly, a few of those bindings towards the bottom are the same from that earlier post,  oh dear. 

But it isn't quite as crazy as it seems.   7 of those bindings are all quilt tops that are already done and just waiting to be quilted!!!  2 are at the long arm studio and not pictured (the same two bindings that are still on the bottom of the pile :)  and these 5 just need backings made so they can be moved over to the long arm studio.  So a lot of quilting, but it will shrink the pile of bindings drastically as soon as I get my quilting groove on :)

And that red binding on the top, it is actually being put on a quilt just as soon as I am done typing here!!!  So that one is super close to being done and done, and I can't wait to share more of it next month ;)  It's a Shortcut Quilt and you know how I just love those!!!

So of course, because I was so close to finishing so many, I added another project to the list yesterday and dropped everything to work on it ;)   And could you blame me, it uses V & Co.'s 12 new Ombre Colors and I have been so waiting to find just the right project for these gorgeous fabrics ;)   I spent 2 hours yesterday figuring out the best way to cut them out to maximize the Ombre Effect and I can't wait to share it.   But it is going to be a bit as the project is for a blog hop in November, so ya, didn't need to be at the top of the list to work on, but sometimes, I just can't help myself!!!

Please tell me I am not the only one that totally drops so many projects to start another one because you are just so excited about the fabric and need to cut it up like yesterday???     Can I say "squirrel" much ;)  

But it's all good, because School Started Yesterday!!!!  Suddenly I have time to sew, and sew, and sew some more, and that stack of bindings is going to get super small, super soon. 

Here is to a very Happy Quilting Day!!!
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  1. You are totally not alone in the squirrel problem/challenge!
    I am the same, and easily distracted.
    I am trying to be more organized and have more self control as I get older and am running out of storage space! LOL

  2. I have what I call binding parties where I spend a weekend making bias binding. I have a tote full of bindings that I can select from when I'm working on projects. It's nice to have the binding already made so I don't have to stop working on my project to make it. I must say, 15 projects is a lot of progress!

  3. You have a lot of finish, but yeah, I would probably be starting that new fun thing right now as well.... but you have commitments and deadlines. -- So, get to work haha
    Binding is a good project I need to address. Really.
    Happy Wednesday Melissa

  4. I too have the squirrel problem !!!!

  5. I was just lamenting the fact that I have 7 waiting to be quilted and I started another top this week. I can’t seem to help myself.

  6. I share I your backlog. I have over 10 UFO’s organized in totes waiting to be worked on. Recently retired and free to get started. I’m excited!


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