I keep looking at my projects and think, "This is never going to get finished" or "Do I even WANT to finish it?"
I almost wish I had a way of stacking the projects next to each sewing machine and when I get bored, move to the next machine. Then I wouldn't have to keep putting stuff away and pulling it out when bored. I've never been the "number each project, pull out a number and do that quilt" person.
There is this quilt:
I love it, but I don't know how to finish it. The blocks have been machine embroidered and I haven't figured out how to border it. I thought about putting a white border, a blue border, and another white border and bind it in blue. Way to much of a pain to do.
What I want to do is put a white background embroidered border tbat matches the embroidery. The designer didn't include any border and I can't think of anything else to do. I'm not good enough to use software to design an embroidery set and anything plain just looks off.
Here's a close-up of a block:
Once I realized "My Tweets" yellow flowers are see-through and you see the green stems, the thought of taking all the flowers off and adding another layer to make it look better makes me sick. I overdid it with trying to satin stitch everything and I just want to give up. I hate fusible webbing because I can't take an unfinished edge and it comes up anyway. I love applique work, but it hates me. I spent a fortune on a cutting machine hoping that I could easily cut out fabric and templates and it just sits there because in reality it's just easier to draw it out.
I have several applique kits in my closet, but I have no desire to fuse the pieces and deal with the edges.
My roses quilt needs borders, but I don't feel like doing the "gate" border as it won't even come close to fitting as my measurements are off. The fabric is from JoAnn Fabrics a couple of years ago so I don't know if I could get more for something like a piano key border.
And another quilt:
I can't find the pattern in my collection and I don't think I have enough fabric to finish it. This quilt was started about 5-6 years ago.
And of course my stupid log cabin quilt. Do I give up, make it a wall hanging and go from there?
On the positive side, I discovered that I can turn off the fix function so I don't have that annoying first couple of stitches in place. What a difference that has made. I can just put the fabric under my foot and go.