One warm palette:
The other cool:
Since each contains elements of equilateral triangles and skinny strips, I figured I'd try to tackle both at once. Lots of chain piecing and ironing, but definitely no mixing up fabrics here! And I have to say it makes for an extra colorful workroom ;)
In the interim, I have these friendly reminders
But what you can't see are all the other WIPs in my world (I may or may not have had to rearrange the racks just to snap that picture). I started making a list; once I hit a dozen I decided I needed to adopt a new sewing philosophy. From now on, I'm giving myself one month to quilt once I have a completed top. (In my head I was thinking one month from start to finish for the whole project, but as soon as I saw it on paper I knew that would be overly ambitious... and dare I say contradictory to the tempo of quilting itself!?)
In any event, that means the clock's ticking on the tartan top I finished last week. As for these two, it's a good thing they've reverted to incomplete tops; otherwise that timer would be bouncing off the shelf by now ;)
What about you? Do you take it one quilt at a time or have you worked out a good system for balancing (and finishing) what you've started? I'd love to hear how you make it work!