I haven't put projects aside because I fell out of love with them but I have started projects spontaneously because I fell in love. See Frequent Flyer for an example, or the "little stars" quilt inspired by a postcard I found in Paris.
2. Work on projects on more of a one-at-a-time basis to keep the chaos at bay, and clean up the "studio" between projects.
I've been good about not having a bunch of projects going at once, though I think it is good to have a "machine" project and a "portable" project at the same time. I have not been too good about cleaning and reorganizing my sewing space between projects. I started out well but you should see it now! Must address this before I start the next new thing.
3. Make progress on my Christmas quilts collection.
Oh, I've really excelled here! I have a small wall hanging and a quilt top finished from my Christmas in July work, plus the wool project is almost finished. In addition, I have a second quilt top almost done. When they are quilted and bound, they can join a few other quilts and that display will look very Christmasy.
4. Expand skill set by trying something new, or relatively new, to me. I am thinking either applique or equilateral triangles, but don't have a definite project in mind yet.
My wool applique project represents something completely new for me. I have plans for a hand applique project using regular quilting cotton fabric and I intend to get it organized so I have a portable project to start when the wooly one is finished.
5. Make a major dent in my backlogged projects.
Near the end of 2010, I identified seven PIGS to be worked on. I've finished two of them: the Halloween spiderweb quilt and the Misty Pines wall hanging. However, I keep buying fabric so, really, I have more PIGS to put in the queue.
As a result of this self-assessment, I've decided that next on list are:
- clean up the studio
- finish the "little stars" project
- organize the hand applique project so it's ready to go when I'm ready to sit with it
- decide exactly what I will do with my Etchings and vast Fig Tree fabric collections so I can buy any additional yardage I need while the fabric is still in the stores