I evaluated projects that are unfinished. It does not bother me that I have unfinished ones, but it does beg why some are not done over a long period of time. I found that some have stalled because: I don't know how to resolve the problem that came up, some I hate the process and monotony, and some I forgot about. The hate projects are both Judy Niemeyer paper piecing- one is Sea Urchin, and one Harvest Dawn. Someone I know started me on Sea Urchin. I still love the fabric, but the process is torture for me. I bought Harvest Dawn because it is easier and I thought completing it would make sewing Sea Urchin more attractive. Stupidity.
As I was sitting with my head in my hands, my husband came into the studio and saw me. When I told him why, he said the projects were already purchased and to consider it sunk money and get rid of them. I started with Harvest Dawn. I took all the fabric out of the numbered bags and tossed all the cut pieces from the #3 pattern pack. Then I pulled all the fabric together and sorted what was useable. I had off white pieces, WOF batiks and 2 1/2 x 6 1/2" batiks. Two Charm Element kits, #4 and #5 unused. I stored the off whites, paired all the WOF strips and added 18 more to make a 2 x 4 quilt kit, and found a scrap pattern from Sarah that I can use for the short strips with modifications.
|Only finished blocks|
|Off Whites reclaimed|
|Paired WOF batik strips plus 18 more|
|Short strips, 2 1/2" x 6 1/2"|
I felt a load lift. On Monday night, I have a big presentation to my guild on using/demo different kinds of rulers, and after that I will tackle/pull apart Sea Urchin. If anyone wants the pattern and fabric, I will give/send it them or else I will see what I can selvage. I don't remember how far I got and where I was which is the problem for me with her patterns. Love the look of them, can't do them.
Next, I need to solve the problem projects.