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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 1083549 views.
latterberry

From: latterberry

Sep-9

Lovely! I always look forward to seeing your latest I spy quilt.  I saw your             spreadsheet on all the quilts that you have made--wow!!  I couldn't read the little print, but how many novelty quilts have you made over the years?

201 latest count, 26 this year including tops.  Disclaimer, 14 of those were the little 36" square donation quilts made from donated fabric, plus 5 more big boy quilts.  I'm counting those as novelty because they are for kids, but they only have one or two conversation prints, not the usual fussy cut multiple fabrics.

latterberry

From: latterberry

Sep-12

Impressive!  That's a lot of quilts!  I haven't really kept track of the ones I have made, but I did take  a photo of each quilt and have them in a file on my computer.  Guess if I really wanted to know I could go back and count them. Don't you wonder some time where they all are now?

latterberry said:

Don't you wonder some time where they all are now?

actually yes, that's part of why I started keeping the excel list.  I wanted to know who I had given them to, if I had done a blog update, when they were completed, the pattern name, the pattern designer, etc.  I then added categories for Tshirt, novelty, or other.  I was also keeping a paper binder and I noted if that had been updated.  but I'm kind of moving away from that.  If it's a new pattern, I'm putting it in the binder, but otherwise I'm not.  I find I'm not referring to the binder much.  And I got to thinking who I was doing all the "organizing" for.  My kids don't care.  Same with the blog.  I was trying to make it as complete as possible like a quilting journal, but again my kids won't ever refer to it after I'm gone (I don't think).  So I'm not worry about it so much.

I am frustrated that I have about a half dozen I spy quilts that I cannot remember where they went.  at one time I knew all that and exactly which patterns went to who and when.  but I also used to remember where I bought fabric and now I find fabric in my stash with no idea where it came from.  Memory is not what it once was....blush

latterberry

From: latterberry

Sep-14

Holy cow! You ae meticulous and organized.  Is that from being an accountant?  Me? All my friends and family have a quilt (not always a big deal to them) so now I just make them and donate them.  Mostly they go to a chemo center or a children's home.  I've never kept track, but it has  been a LOT.  I do however, take a photo of each quilt and keep them in a file on my computer or in the "cloud", so I guess if I really wanted to know I could go back and count them.  Same here with the kids.  They could care less about the quilts I have made in the past so my photos will be left to float around in cyberspace.

Again--your organizational skills are impressive!

MelRN

From: MelRN

Sep-14

Girl, you've made hundreds i not thousands. If u can't remember, it's ok. I do love looking at the online pix of them, tho! your work is beautiful and varied...

Ever since I first saw the Sparrows quilt at a quilt show I was smitten. I finally got ahold of the pattern and decided to make a small test piece. Since I have been trying to organize stash, as well as make some stashbuster projects I cut fabric for 3 birds. I only have small scraps left of the blue background as it was a large scrap. I sewed this little top up today and just love it. I definitely want to make the bigger quilt and will make all the birds scrappy. I will one solid for the background ( love the blue). So now while I am cutting and organizing I will have a project bin for birds.

Thanks. I think I might try making some half scale ones just for fun.

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