Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Le Jardin and an updated WIP list

I hit a small setback with Snowbound in that Steam-a-Seam Lite 2, the product I use to adhere my wool applique, has still not arrived at the shoppe.  It has been on back order forever, it seems.
So, while perusing my blog list, I came upon Wendy's post over at Snippets of a Quilter.  She is on her second block of Le Jardin, by Bunny Hill Designs.  And I am embarrassed to say, I purchased all the French General fabrics and got started on the very same quilt quite a few years ago. I only got as far as the first block...something about all those pointy leaves! Or maybe it was another 'cannot pass up' project that diverted my attention.  Seeing her block motivated me to get mine out.  I have added it to my WIP list and since I cannot work on my highest priorities, I decided to at least finish this block up and then I will be prepared to make it my next applique project.  

Unfortunately, my WIP list is just as long as it was at the beginning of the year due to the fact that just as many projects have been added as were finished.  It is a common trait among many of the quilters I know and bloggers I follow. Oh, well, I will just keep plodding along. I have to admit though, only the newest projects on that list have made it to completion...sigh.  I should keep a list of completed quilts, so I can see what I have accomplished and stop focusing on what I have not finished!

On the positive side, It's a Grand Old Flag is a flimsy in the queue for the quilter and I have Izzy's I Spy quilt basted and ready to quilt myself...simple stitch in the ditch.  So I am making progress, no matter how slow and convoluted it is. It is quite miserable here, hot and humid, so I expect I will be getting a lot more done this next month and will make some headway on that updated WIP list. 



10 comments:

Elyte said...

I think that many of us are in the same boat Cheryl. The ideas flow faster than the hands can follow. It is meant to be an enjoyable hobby that goes outside the bounds of creativity to friendships, laughter, sharing etc etc. I think we just have to remind ourselves from time to time and know that we are our own worst critics. Enjoy your WIP's because I enjoy seeing them. No pressure from this corner!

Aunt 'Reen said...

What a beautiful block Cheryl!
It sounds like you have a couple of great finishes behind you already for the year.
I always love to see what you are working on!

Darlene said...

Your Le Jardin block is beautiful, Cheryl.

Keep plodding along on your list - check one off and add one (or two)
:-)

Maureen said...

So fun to pull out an old project! Love the leaping bunny! Yes, we just need to enjoy the process of quilting. Sometimes I think we have too many quilty temptations!

Karen said...

Oooh! Work on Le Jardin. It makes such a pretty quilt.

Jo said...

Love yours in French General. Saw some of these fabrics last week when I quilted for a customer, the only way I am getting anything finished lately! You are right too many temptations! and I like your idea... focus on what you have accomplished, you have completed and made progress on some gorgeous projects this year :0)

Wendy said...

You found your block, I love it. One thing at a time, just keep checking off the list.

Sue said...

Be still my heart ! I think I in love with this block!! I love French General fabric ! I think you have accomplished alot this year. We all have WIP it is just part of being a quilter ;-)

libbyquilter said...

that block is WONDERFUL~!
i was thinking earlier today about how i skip around from one project to another . . . distractions, deadlines, inspirations, etc . . .
anyway i realized that i have a few holiday things that i really have to finish up and i know that time will sneak up on me quicker than i want it to.
this means i'm going to have to put some of my WIP's on hold and get busy on those holiday deadlines.

:-)
libbyQ

Dasha said...

Like you Cheryl, I get discouraged because of my WIP list & UFO stack. Earlier this year I created a page on my blog on which I post a photo of things I complete as I finish them. Stepping back and looking at that whenever I feel discouraged by progress or lack of, I realise that I have done a lot this year. It always makes me feel better when I take a look at that page. LOL