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  • g8dhorse7
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    I go through this as well. I have learned that if I really love a block and can't wait to try it that I will eventually get bored with it. lol So, instead of taking on some huge project I will make a block and ask myself if I can commit to making something large. If not, I can always finish the block off in some way and turn it in to a pillow cover. That way I satisfy my desire to try the block and I also feel good about completing a project. I've been dying to make the Swoon block but I know I will never stick with it long enough to make a quilt. However, there is one block I never get tired of...Kaleidoscope. I'm always waiting for the next unique pattern to emerge when I piece the block.

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  • Iris Girl
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    I get bored very easy thus I have lots of UFO's . Eventually all will be caught up.

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  • buckeyequilter
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    I have several UFO's. I am working my way through them. This is the year I want to finish them up...no matter how much I hate them LOL. I have some quilts to make for family....so I think I'll do a UFO, then a new quilt, then a UFO...until I get those UFO's finished. If there is one I really hate....I'll cut it apart, salvage what I can and throw it in my scrap bin.

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  • easyquilts
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    This is the very reason I almost never make a quilt where all the blocks look the same.... Just can't do it... I need variety. Scrappy suites me best....

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  • Kgrammiecaz
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    I think this is the biggest reason BOM's appeal so much to me. I just do not get bored with themi do have a couple projects waiting in the wings, like te hastag and katies quilt,but I love the fabrics enough that I think they will be fun

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  • cedarvalleyquilts
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    ME!! Block burnout is exactly what I have! I'm making a quilt for a client who used to show horses (and was darn good at it), and the quilt blocks are entirely out of the ribbons she won from the shows. I've made lots of quilts before, but ribbons are a first. It's slow going as I have to deconstruct the show ribbons (while saving the cute "bows" at the top of the ribbon)...and the ribbons are slick and move around when you cut them. But...it's going to be neat when done, if I ever get there! It will have a total of 44 ribbon blocks (all log cabin blocks) along with 5 printed fabric blocks with pictures of her horses. If I never make quilt blocks with ribbons again, it will be too soon lol

    Christine Wood
    Cedar Valley Quilts

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  • dwil23
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    Not yet. But, I will not ever make a quilt with a bazillion blocks all the same. That's why I like scrappy. Each block is different and I'm always excited to see the finished product.

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  • Bubby
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    It happens to me all the time...and most likely most of us.

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  • jennyann
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    Yes!! I know how you feel! I just recently finished the top to Katie's Quilt and have decided that I will never make that pattern again. I knew what I was getting myself into, but easier said then done.

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  • Quiltlover
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    Several years ago I had the same experience with pinwheels...I was making my daughter a pastel pinwheel quilt using purples, blues, yellows, greens, etc. Made bunches of them then tried to arrange them to suit me. This is always the hardest part for me. Should have a plan ahead of time, I know Tried them every which way, then started pulling out the ones that did not seem to play well with the others. Ended up with a purple and white quilt for her and a blue, yellow and green quilt for me. Don't really like purple anyway so I got soooo tired of pinwheels, esp. purple pinwheels. HA Still have a few orphan blocks from those two quilts but am in no hurry to make any of them. Been there and done that with pinwheels and purple.

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  • catmama635
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    Originally posted by Sew Perfect View Post
    I'm there right now with my Josephine quilt. I will be happy if I don't ever have to make hour glass units again.
    I have a UFO from before the holidays that is the hourglass blocks. After doing these leaf blocks and those hourglass blocks, I am having triangle dreams (or nightmares!) when I sleep!

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  • IBake
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    I am having the same issue. I have been making a green stole for our asst. pastor for longer than I care to remember. I made a fish block, it was too big, had to cut the block down...and you all know how that goes! I don't like working on green...and the story goes on and on and on...I really do need to figure out how to get this (ahem) oh so lovely thing done..... I have a LIST that I NEED to do and it isn't on it......this must be a penance for me of some sort......

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  • Sew Perfect
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    I'm there right now with my Josephine quilt. I will be happy if I don't ever have to make hour glass units again.

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  • ilive2craft2
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    I used to try to only have one project going at a time, but have found that doing some small projects or just working on other projects at the same time, keeps me more motivated. I swear I am ADD - I just from one new project to another, but so far don't have a ton of UFO's, but lots of WTM's (Want to Make).

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  • Ahamblin
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    Experienced that just yesterday. Thankfully I finished the last block last night but I too have a couple going at once so I can switch back and forth.

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