Hello friends! Happy August! Today I’m sharing Quilts in Progress: Thoughts on the Process. I normally share a quilt works in progress monthly sometime during the middle or end of the month. But this month I’m starting out a little differently. I thought it would be fun to share a little of what I’m working on early in August to help hold myself accountable throughout the month. Additionally, I have some thoughts to share about the process that we all go through with our works in progress. And finally, I have some extra resources to help you if you struggle in this area.
Quilts in Progress: Thoughts on the Process
Thoughts on Works in Progress
Over the weekend I was invited to post on the American Patchwork & Quilting Instagram account. As I scrolled through photos looking for ideas to post I saw lots of finished project photos on my phone. But the photos that really stopped me in my scroll were my works in progress pictures. Sometimes I feel like those photos really say so much more about the journey!
I often take pictures while I’m sewing to get a good look at the fabrics I’m using, to help make final fabric choices, and to document small finishes and keep track of my progress. I really do enjoy the journey of quilting and always want to make sure I have fun with the small finishes.
What I’m Working on in August 2023
I’ve got several things on my table right now. I’m finishing up a magazine quilt and getting it ready to take to the quilter. I have a fall wall hanging (new pattern coming soon) also just about ready for quilting, and I’m also working on my Village quilt. (I’m really close to being able to finish this one and think I might just make the additional blocks needed to do that soon). I’m also working on some small projects with our Strawberry Lemonade fabrics because I just can’t stop sewing with it! Finally, I’m also getting ready to finalize my Christmas sewing project list.
Helpful Resources for Works in Progress
We had a question about works in progress that we answered on yesterday’s Listener Question Podcast episode that also got me thinking about this topic. I shared some suggestions for that listener and also have two blog posts that I feel have some wonderful helps and ideas.
- First, this post has 9 Tips for Organizing (and Working on) Works in Progress that are all super helpful! I really enjoyed re-reading this myself and made a couple of “notes to self” after finishing it!
- This post has an additional 6 Tips for Works in Progress. Again, there were a few on this list I had forgotten about. I have lots of ideas now for making great progress on things this summer.
I hope you’ll find some helpful ideas for your Quilts in Progress in the above referenced posts and be able to make the most of the rest of your summer sewing time. If you have any suggestions to add, I’d love to have you share them in the comments below, too.
Happy quilting, and thanks so much for stopping by!