Thursday, June 21, 2012

QADD

This penchant of mine for having four projects going at once is sometimes paralyzing, as Quilter's ADD means ideas are constantly banging around my brain begging for attention, but often I can't decide what to work on first.  That kept me away from the sewing room two nights this week, instead watching TV, though I did enjoy episode reruns of the BBC's Pride and Prejudice with Colin Firth one night, and a few episodes of What Not to Wear the other night.  Last night I fought against sloth simply starting with clean up, and that meant cutting prepared fabric that had been moved around too many times on the cutting table.

First I had to do a test block for this scrappy pinwheel quilt sketched out, determining what size to cut the squares for the alternate half-square triangle setting blocks.  They will finish at 7" so I determined after two test blocks that 8" cut squares will give me just enough extra to sliver trim after sewing the HSTs, without wasting my fabric.  24 squares cut and checked off the list. 

I also cut and pieced the flannel backing for the Jewel Box quilt that must be basted and quilted ASAP, since I'm giving it to my boss before we close next week. Hoping to get that pinned tonight, though I may have to call in reinforcements...Mom?


Following that, playtime with miniatures.  I cut down the first border of this mini to finish at 3/4" and then added the two outer borders.  I'll back this with another blue print and bring it to the front for the binding finish.  For quilting, wouldn't little thread ties be fun?  Hmm, hmm, pondering.   Next, I decided on binding only for the X's and O's quilt, then cut and constructed that from the two pink fat quarters selected.  Last task of the night was altering sleeves on DD Elaine's sweater, but that is too boring to show.  Feeling better about that QADD working for me on this occasion!   Do you have it too?

13 comments:

Nancy said...

Your mini is darling and tempting me to make one. I have tons of scraps that would be perfect.

Janet O. said...

An adorable little quilt, Annie. My mother is the ONLY quilter I know that does not have some level of Quilter's ADD.

Quilter Kathy said...

Love that mini!
I am totally the same way in the quilting room... flitting around from project to project and working on whatever catches my attention. Eventually stuff gets done!

loulee said...

Your mini is a real cutie.

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Darling little quilt,Annie!!!

I have about (-----)projects in the works now! Thankgoodness I love making scrappy small quilts and tabletoppers cause they do go fast! It's a good thing that we have a project or hummmmm that we can pick up and look forward to finishing.

Great post!

:) Carolyn

Lorraine said...

I hear you Annie! I have way too many things on the go and often get overwhelmed and end up doing nothing (which annoys me!!) ...like you I find starting with just a tidy up is often a good way to get into some serious stitching!

Candace said...

Oh I have it for sure, Annie! I'd say, though, that you got quite a bit done! Love how your mini HST quilt is looking and I think thread ties are perfect!
Cheers!

Stephanie said...

Well if you could see my sewing studio you'd know you're in good company with the QADD! Love the mini.

Stephanie said...

Well if you could see my sewing studio you'd know you're in good company with the QADD! Love the mini.

McIrish Annie said...

Definitely have QADD. was in the sewing room uesterday and literally wandered around for about 30 minutes before making a "mini" lits of things to do.

got a back pieced, two pillowcases made, and some scrap fabric cut and put away. then cleared the decks and set up for Saturday sewing.

sooo many ideas, sooo little time to implement! LOL

It may be a requirement to be a quilter.

Sarah said...

Do I have QADD? Are black cats black?

I cleaned up the studio this week for a guild contest and put all the projects in their UFO/WIP baskets. I really need to only have 1 project *out* at a time, no matter how many I am actually working on...

Shay said...

I have a million things on the go at any one time too. I think it must be a trait of most of us crafty types. So long as you're making progress on what you touch - it's all good !

Marg said...

I'll put my hand up too, I have so many things going at once. Every now and then I decide one of them just has to be finished.