June project tracking

This is a little late, but I have finally got over my sewing mojo funk. Happy dance happening here!! I have come to realize that January through May are difficult months for me in terms of producing final products. I tend to get stuck on one project.  Great news, I rock the last 7 months though, and usually achieve my goal of 1 quilt a month by the end of the year (12 quilts).

The progress has been great so far this month!! I am super excited about moving forward. I finished a contract project a week early  (pictured, folded above), which was my second finished quilt of the year. I have another old WiP at the long-armer this month, it just needed a back. Lastly, the project that should have been finished in February will be done tonight – more on that one in another post.

Project Dates Current Status
 NY High Line  May June  TOP, BACK, BASTE, QUILT, BIND
 Project 1 (Secret)  June  TOP, BACK, BASTE, QUILT, BIND COMPLETED!!
Medallion July TOP (Underway), BACK, BASTE, QUILT, BIND
 Project 2 (Secret)  July  TOP, BACK, BASTE, QUILT, BIND
 Project 3 (Secret)  August TOP, BACK, BASTE, QUILT, BIND
Graveyard  August TOP, BACK, BASTE, QUILT, BIND
 Trellis  September  TOP, BACK, BASTE, QUILT, BIND
 Manicured Garden  September TOP (Underway), BACK, BASTE, QUILT, BIND
 Triangle Quilt September Pattern Release
 Square Dance September  Pattern Release
Abstract Triangles II & III October Pattern Release
Phased Circles & Lunar Lines  October Pattern Release

What I have learned about myself, is I am much more productive with a fuller plate and deadlines that are not my own. Don’t get me wrong but I will still procrastinate until the last-minute.  So, how do you all get over quilters block?

4 thoughts on “June project tracking

  1. Judy Hudgins

    I just sat down and went through all my ‘stash’ and made a list of the projects on hand – quilting and knitting – and a brief progress update. Now I am crossing them off my list (and unfortunately, adding to them!). I like your steps though. I might have to incorporate that into my list.

  2. Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl

    Very interesting about doing better with deadlines from others; I think we all have a greater “fear” of letting someone else down more than disappointing ourselves. As far as getting over quilter’s block, I just try to focus on a different aspect of quilting for a while… and then there is the reality that a deadline really helps motivate me whether I am engaged or not!

  3. Shasta

    When I let myself do what I feel like doing instead of forcing myself to do something else, I find I can be a lot more productive. These things I feel like doing do need to be done sometime, and when they are done, the satisfaction carries through the motivation to do the things that I wasn’t in the mood to do before. Working a few minutes each day on everything moves everything along.


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