What are you?

Are you a starter or a finisher? Are you one of these people that love to start new projects and never finish them? Or are you one of the ones that always finish what you start?

Unfortunately, I am a starter! I start new projects  because I get an idea that I just can’t shake from my head, so I start pulling fabrics or designing a pattern, or whatever it is that pertains to that nagging idea that’s in my head!! I can’t concentrate on what I need to do because of the urge to start that new project! They need to have some kind of therapy for those of us that can’t fight the urge to start that new project while looking at all the other unfinished projects sitting there!! LOL!!!!

If you are a finisher, my hat goes off to you!!! How do you do it?

In case you’re wondering………Yes, I’m trying to tell myself not to go down and start on something new! LOL!!!!!!! (but I think it would look so awsome! and it’s handwork, so it would take me a few years to get it done, so I need to start on it now…………….help!!!)

Theresa

10 thoughts on “What are you?

  1. Barbara

    I am a finisher! I make a bargain to myself that I can’t start a new project until the one I’m working on is finished. It’s something that works for me and I realize it doesn’t always work for everyone. I even make “deals” with myself to finish certain parts of a quilt – treat myself to a treat or something.

    There’s nothing wrong with being a starter though. Embrace your starter status!

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  2. alwaysquilts

    Barbara,
    That’s a great way of making yourself finish things. I should tell myself that I can’t start anything new until I’ve finished 2 UFO’s that I’ve already started. I wonder how long that would work????

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  3. I’m a starter … but this is often because I get hung up in some part of the project. Once I move through it I become a finisher.

    I would LOVE to find someone out there who happily does quilt basting for a fee. I love piecing the tops, and quilting and binding the finished product, but my hangup is usually the basting process. If you know of anyone, please let me know!

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  4. alwaysquilts

    KH, A lot of longarm machine quilters will do basting. I would do it for you also, but it would have to be mailed back and forth which would be an additional cost for you. I’m not sure where you’re located, but you might want to see if there are any machine quilters in your area that offer the service. If not, let me know and we can work something out. You can e-mail me at alwaysquilts@hotmail.com

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  5. Theresa, thanks for your reply. It never occurred to me that professional machine quilters might also do dual duty as professional machine basters! I’ve located a couple of quasi-local machine quilters on the web and will contact them directly. However, I imagine that pricing of the quilting service can likely play a bigger role than shipping, so I may be in touch with you also. In fact, it occurs to me that if I wanted to be prudent I should have two done at the same time so as to save on shipping/transportation costs. I certainly have enough tops lying around, between my own work and the vintage ones I collected over the years.

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  6. alwaysquilts

    Randi, I do follow your progress on your blog. You might have a lot going on at once, but you do finish things! I love seeing what you’re working on! I need to set a deadline and finish something! LOL!!

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  7. Theresa, I sent you an email about this a couple of days ago – I realize you’re likely busy but just wanted to make sure it didn’t get lost in a spam filter.

    Thanks!

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