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It might be that work stress is seeping into my quilting life. Normally, I'd like to think I'm pretty good at compartmentalizing (I dunno if the Husbatron would agree with me), but it's the time of year when work starts to get a little bit out of control. The ordeal of deciding on a new project, making a list of needed supplies, and shopping for them is just about enough to push me over the edge right now. Normally, all the preparatory research and list-making is the piece de resistance of the quilting process for me.
So, in order to soothe my apparently fragile psyche, I'm not going to start any new strippy projects in June. I'm going to try and finish at least one of the four strippy projects on my WiP list. Here are the projects currently in my queue:
The Happy Campers quilt I made at the last minute for the May jelly roll party
The Etchings quilt that still needs about 21 feather blocks quilted
A spiderweb quilt I started last winter for Quilts of Valor
A string block project I started from some free scraps TMQG received from Kate Spain (QuiltDad is my homeboy!)
Repeat: I'm not planning to finish all these projects. That would just make me crazy. But I would like to finish at least one, and I'm thrilled to have multiple projects to choose from that are in various stages of the process.
After all, I haven't started yet on my quilt blocks for the TMQG summer block swap, unlike some diligent members. If I make 3 blocks a week between now and the end of the month, I'll be set for the July meeting, when the blocks are due. When we received all the fabrics for the block swap, I thought to myself, if I make one block a week, I'll be set for the July meeting. Now I'm up to 3 blocks/week. Am I the only one who does this kind of deadline math in my head but doesn't always follow through?
Alright, does anyone out there have a roadmap of their next few projects? Spill!
Also, if you're looking to enter the jelly roll party for May, check out this post.