Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Jump, Jump, Jump . . . Jump Around!!!

So I mentioned last Thursday that I was trying something new in the way I quilt.  I have always been a one quilt at a time type of gal.  I would start it and pretty much finish it before starting any other new project. So I tried changing things up a bit and for the past 2 weeks, (in the little amount of sewing time I have had with the holidays and all) and have jumped around from project to project, doing little steps here and there.  And guess what, I am loving it!!!  (which is actually a really big surprise to me ;)

This week I finished my Sewing Summit Remake (see yesterday's post), worked on my STARS Quilt-A-Long (so happy to be picking this project back up again), Made the X's and O's for my Grandmother's quilt, and worked a bit more on my next Bake Shop Project, Flying in Squares.


Designing Stage
  • Baby Quilt for Special new Niece arriving in March 
  • Baby Quilt for Special new Niece arriving in April
  • Baby Quilt for Special Nephew arriving in April
  • Circle Meets Square Quilt
  • 4th of July Table Runner for Sister-In-Law 
  • Christmas Tutorial
Piecing Stage
  • Stars Quilt-A-Long - Worked on!!!
  • Hugs and Kisses Quilt for Grandma - Worked on!!!
  • Going Places Quilt
  • Flying in Squares Quilt - Worked on!!!
  • Cottage Crossroads Baby Quilt
Quilting Stage

  • Nursery Crib Quilt
Completed Stage
  • Sewing Summit Projects  - Bee Bolt Block and Bag Makeover


So what about you??  Are you a one at a time or are you a Jump, Jump, Jump,  . . . Jump Around type???


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15 comments:

  1. LOL, I love jumping around a little TOO much! And lately I've had a lot of deadlines that I really can't miss, so I struggle with those because it's too much of one thing compared to what I'm used to. Oh well! Your star blocks look great. Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday! : )

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  2. I usually get everything to the flimsy stage and then move on to something new, I have recently been taking it all the way to the finished quilt process which is very thrilling, right now I'm working on the Bonnie Hunter, Orca Bay Mystery. Love your X and O Blocks, I've never seen those before but really like them, Happy Wednesday! Bj.

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  3. I have been jumping around in order to get all of my quilts done for Christmas. Borders here and there, pieced back, pin basting, quilting and binding. Phew.

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  4. What a fun pile of blocks! That's awesome that you discovered the fun of jumping around amongst projects. :)

    I jump around too, but I usually only have one project of a type (one quilt, one bag, etc.) going at a time.

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  5. Lovely pile of blocks. I need to do more jumping over here!

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  6. Hop, Skip, Jump, Fall kinda gal! I've met very few one-at-a-time type quilters, I'm sure most of us are completely jealous of your small WIP list. There are always like 15 projects on mine! Love the star blocks, so pretty!

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  7. I tend to jump around a little, because sometimes I like to work on the machine, and sometimes hand work is the only solution. Then there are the times I get inspired from someone online and have to go in yet another direction RIGHT NOW! Have fun!

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  8. lol I do so much jumping you should just call me Tigger! I like to think of myself more of a quilting butterly :)

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  9. I definitely move from one project to another, but I guess not jumping! LOL Arthritis keeps that at a minimum! Love your stars and other blocks, too!

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  10. I tend to jump around a bit with my quilting (and knitting!) Sometimes I do it because I get a little bored working on the same project for a week or so; sometimes I have new fabric that I am dying to start using, so I decide to make a "test block" of the pattern I have in mind using it. Needless to say, "test block" usually turns into half a quilt!

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  11. I agree - there is something nice about jumping around. I find it keeps things from getting to boring! You can just switch when you start getting "that" feeling.

    Everything looks awesome! I can't wait to see more of all of those projects!

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  12. I always jump around my projects. I have almost 30 in some state of progress. LOL

    Mary
    http://www.quiltgenius.com

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  13. I get bored with one project and need the change of pace. Looks like most all of us "jump" around in our own way.
    Blessings
    Gmama Jane

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  14. I have the attention span of a gnat! I have to have a bunch of things going at once, planning piecing, quilting, binding. One thing at a time? I admire people with that kind of restraint, but I just can't do it. I get bored and then I go off and read a book or something and never work on that one thing. I feel like I have to go where the inspiration takes me on that particular day.

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  15. love the stars! i endlessly jump around...

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Thank you so much for your sweet comments. I just love hearing from each and every one of you!!
Have a Happy Quilting Day :)

Melissa