My daughter usually gives very good advice. On Tuesday she spent the day at our home as her family like thousands of other Frederictonians suffered from a lost of power.
After a good chat about her recent weight lost (well done Andrea), and a delicious supper our talk soon turned to quilting. I was lamenting on all the unfinished projects sitting in my closet. Shamefully I admitted I would not be surprised if I had 30 quilt projects in various stages.
In typical Andrea fashion, she wrote me a list to get my quilting projects in order. Titled Project Sorting, by priority, it goes as follows
1. Completed tops – needs backing, needs quilting
2. Tops – almost done. Sort by how close to done, can work on as you want to.
3. Tops started. Decide if you want to continue. For the rest, pile or sort in Ziploc bags or containers.
4. Tops not started yet. If fabric not cut, set aside til ONE quilt done. Then you can cut
5. Jelly roll race quilt (her suggestions to use up a lot of 2.5 inch strips from an uncompleted project) – look it up!
Sure it sounds like tough love, but my daughter has generously agreed to machine quilt my creations. I just need to provide the top, batting, fabric for the back and the binding. She even volunteered to cut the bindings for me. What more could a quilting Mom ask for.
This morning I began sorting through boxes laying the contents out on Himself’s bed. After spilling the contents of two small boxes, I was overwhelmed. There were finished blocks, cut squares of various sizes and hst blocks and fabric and quilt patterns I have not fondled in months. To motivate myself and resist the urge to start yet another new top, I kept rereading the priority list and chanting WWAD – what would Andrea do!
My daughter does give good advice but as a rebellious Mom, I just need to take it……………… and hide the pattern for the vintage propeller quilt, even though I do have quite a few blocks that will work.