Finished Baby Quilt

Friday afternoon found me with several hours of free time. For me, free time means “time in my sewing studio.” Looking around the room, I saw more than five unfinished projects begging for attention. “I just want to finish something!” was my silent scream. Do you ever feel that way? Too many unfinished projects is stifling, debilitating. Finishing a project will help me believe I am moving in a positive direction.

What to pick? One of four quilt tops that simply needs quilting? A kid’s quilt of nine houses with trees? A four block patchwork project made from leftover 2 1/2″ strips? A sunflower table runner? See what I mean – it’s hard to focus when there are too many unfinished projects!

Then I spied the four blocks I sewed as demo blocks during the Fat Quarter Fun workshop last week with the Lee’s Summit Quilt Guild. They only need sashing and a border, the perfect project for a rainy afternoon.

I quilted and bound the quilt on Saturday. And now I’m motivated to pick another UFO and get ‘er done!

Are you working on an unfinished project . . . or three?

3 thoughts on “Finished Baby Quilt

  1. It’s astonishing/appalling how many unfinished projects I have! Last week I spent an afternoon just trimming quilts and getting them ready for binding. Looking objectively, it’s pretty clear that’s where I get held up–not a big fan of binding, but I figure if I have it sewn on and ready to stitch down while I watch tv it will be easier for me to finish up. Just starting made me feel better about the looming pile, and motivated to get on it! Once I’m binding, then who knows what will be next? Your post is good motivation–both seeing your newly finished quilt and hearing that other quilters have UFO’s are inspiring me to keep going.

  2. First I love this baby quilt and I think I have that pattern from a TQG meeting where you did a FQ demo. It is in my I want to do pile.
    I have about 12 unfinished projects. I took about 9 to my dads to work on the backs (he has a bigger floor space to layout quilts). Only to discover the quilt tops were really in varying stages of finishing. Some still needed borders. One needed a border unsewn. Some needed trimming. Etc. I think I completed 2 backs. Now they all still sit in the back of my SUV. Goals….

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