When it comes to my quilts, there are two questions that always come up. From my non-quilting friends, the question is “how long did this take you?”. And, from my quilting friends, the question is “how many are you working on now?”.
When asked this question last week I decided to look it up. I keep a running list of quilts in my queue which I edit every 4 to 6 weeks. Here is the list.
The ones with check marks are quilts that are currently in the works in some form or another. The others (22) are just pipe dreams at this point. There are 16 with check marks, but I took 5 quilts off the list for the photo since they are all gifts or secrets and I don’t want to run the risk of this going viral! That makes 21 however, I have 9 tops that aren’t on the list since they just need to be quilted, so that brings the total to 30!
Of course, this is just a guideline. I often find myself turning the sheet over (so I don’t feel as guilty!) and starting something totally new. In fact, while revising the list I had a lovely notion, - what if I were to make one small quilt a week for a year? Hundreds of sweet little quilts ran through my brain. It would be a real sense of accomplishment to have 52 little quilts by this time next year.
After adding up these “works in progress”, I came to the conclusion that I would be lucky if I could finish one each month! Since I was feeling lucky, I decided that was just what I’d do! After all, 12 little quilts are better than none right? So, I started cutting and voila, the 16th checkmark!
(If anyone wants to take the plunge with me, I’d be delighted to have you join in. No rules, no pressure, just plain fun! I’ll post my monthly finish at the end of each month.)
So, being a quilting friend, my question to you is:
“how many are you working on now?”