Summer is for WIP Busting!

Tomorrow is the start of summer for us! WAHOOOO! I won’t have to be driving the kiddos all around (much)! I took some time last week to strip my sewing room and completely organize. I now have a bin of things I’d like to accomplish this summer. I feel so organized (way more than last year) and am ready to get started busting my WIP’s! Some people call them UFO’s….call them what you will…they are things that need to GET DONE! Here’s my bin:

I KNOW that y’all have the same problem! Let’s all stand up and confess that we have work to do! Let’s clean out those bins of unfinished work! Let’s face it: we are all looking for an excuse to buy more fabric and I’m on lockdown until I get my projects knocked out. (There’s no more room!)

I’ve started a flickr group so that we can all stay accountable: www.flickr.com/groups/WIPbusters

Post your bin or basket or pile or list! Then, let’s see how much we get done! Shannon at www.fabricsnquilts.com has graciously offered to help sponsor! We’ve come up with a $40 gift certificate to Fabrics N Quilts! That’s pretty good motivation, right? On August 31, I’ll award the GC via random drawing for those that participate. You get one entry for posting your bin/list/basket/pile and one entry for each project you finish! Comment here with your flickr link for each project you finish (a new comment for each link)! The more you finish, the more you enter, the greater your chances to win! How much can we accomplish this summer?

Ready! Set! Go!

THIS POST IS CLOSED FOR COMMENTS! THANKS SO MUCH FOR PLAYING!!

Here are the results of the random number drawing:

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I counted from earliest post up to most recent, so that means that

Jennwith4, YOU are the winner! She said:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/7…

2nd Wip complete. A ruffly skirt.

CONGRATULATIONS JEN!
I’ll be in touch with you tomorrow regarding your GC!!

Thanks everyone for playing! I hope we can do this again soon!

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  • http://www.fabricsnquilts.com Fabrics N Quilts

    Great!  Glad we could spread the word together on twitter!

  • http://www.fabricsnquilts.com Fabrics N Quilts

    Even happier I could help you sponsor!

  • Sewcalgal

    I’ve posted about this on my page where I share insights on giveaways & contests: http://sewcalgal.blogspot.com/p/giveaways.html

    SewCalGal
    http://www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

  • http://sewshine.com/blog Sew Shine

    Thanks so much!! I appreciate you helping to get the word out!!

  • 16muddyfeet

    I blogged about it, and will post on FlickR later all the things I have, well a lot of them anyway, probably not ALL of them!

  • http://sewshine.com/blog Sew Shine

    Yea! Can’t wait to see!! :)

  • wish upon a star

    ok im in, will do the post for tommorrow, promise! Thanks to 16 muddy feet for the link!

  • http://sewshine.com/blog Sew Shine

    SO glad to have you join! Can’t wait to see your picts!

  • Jennwith4

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/7327131@N03/5817263444

    My 1st project, A baby blanket, complete!!

  • http://sewshine.com/blog Sew Shine

    Wahoo! I love it!

  • http://sewshine.com/blog Sew Shine

    You are SO productive! I’m going to TRY to get my first WIP done this weekend! Wish me luck!

  • donna mortensen

    okay, i’ll play!  will go take that ufo bin picture now!

  • http://sewshine.com/blog Sew Shine

    Yea! The more, the merrier!

  • Angie Kimel

    I’m in….and goodness knows I have plenty of WIPs to knock out! 

  • http://sewshine.com/blog Sew Shine

    So glad to have you here! Can’t wait to see your work! I have FINALLY gotten to the point of starting my WIP bin! Hopefully will post my first finished WIP this weekend!

  • donna mortensen

    it seems that all my brain wants to do is come up with new projects instead of telling me to finish ones i’ve already started.  Help! Is there a cure for this???!  LOL!  =P

  • http://sewshine.com/blog Sew Shine

    LOL! I don’t think there is a cure! I’ve already done two new projects while trying to work on my WIPs! Oh well! Still gonna try to clear out my WIP bin, though! :P

  • Angie Kimel

    Here’s my list – I have nine quilts started that I need to finish at some point:  Mexican Star Quilt; Bethlehem Star Quilt; Molly’s Quilt;  Jane’s B&W Quilt; Coffee Quilt; Guitar Quilt; Odyssea Quilt; Flipside Quilt; Suduko Quilt.  I know better than to think I’ll get them all done, but I’m going to try to knock out a few.   :)    I keep a running update on each in the sidebar of my blog (http://stitchingbystarlight.com). 

  • http://sewshine.com/blog Sew Shine

    That’s an impressive list! Love Molly’s quilt–it is so cheery! Thanks for adding your list. I can’t wait to see more of your finished quilts!

  • Angie Kimel

    Eek, eek!!  Finished another – this time I finished my husband’s coffee quilt.  Two down, seven to go!  http://www.flickr.com/photos/stitchingbystarlight/5919196437/in/photostream

  • http://sewshine.com/blog Sew Shine

    SO pretty! Love those colors! Makes me want to snuggle under it with a hot cup O’ Joe, and a good book!! Great job!

  • Ladycolmn

    I might be a little ahead of the game… I just finished 6 charity quilts for a nursing home, a quilt for a lady with cancer and a quilt for my Mother In Law   you can see them here http://nanbon44.blogspot.com   Tonight I will be pinning two quilts for my grandchildren and maybe the lonestar quilt for my Mother In Law, then there is quilts for two daughters, and my two quilts… so yes I do have UFOs but I am working on them…  it to hot to go outside so on to the quilt room

  • http://sewshine.com/blog Sew Shine

    Awesome list!  Make sure you post pictures of your finished projects too!  That way you get more entries into the drawing!  Loved looking at your blog…the little animal quilts are my favorite (but I’m biased because I’m a vet)!  :)

  • Amanda A

    I’m joining a little late, but have been trying to get through my WIP pile for quite some time!  Spent the afternoon gathering the ones that I think I can finish by the end of the summer and this is what I came up with: 2 pink flannel charity quilts, 1 blue and green baby quilt, 1 king size disappearing nine patch, 2 pink baby quilts that just need binding, a large pile of flannel burp cloths that need to be finished asap!, Irish Chain quilt, Jelly roll placemats, fall colored sampler quilt, christmas quilt, baby bonnet, red and white leftover blocks that I have no idea what to do with, and several blue green double hourglass leftover blocks.
    I’m pretty sure that I have many more lurking if I happen to finish up all of that list!  I’ll post a picture on flickr of my ‘pile’.

  • http://sewshine.com/blog Sew Shine

    I can’t wait to see all of your finished projects! Thanks for joining our little group! I need to get on the ball….I have spent my weeks cleaning and organizing the rest of my house, traveling, and helping out with some church programs. I have SO much to do and August is almost here! ACK!

  • Amanda A

    Finished 30 burp cloths that will be put in new baby gift baskets at a friend’s church.  They were fun to make once I finally got around to it :)
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/32348548@N03/5978832215/in/pool-1732920@N22/

  • http://twitter.com/aprairiesunrise Sharon Tuckey

    I know I’m late to the party, but thanks for letting me know about this.  I pulled out my WIPs & Oh dear! There’s a lot more than I thought.  I’ve joined the Flickr group & will be posting my WIP pic soon.  :)

  • http://sewshine.com/blog Sew Shine

    Oh I’m so glad you are here to play!! Better late than never! Can’t wait to see how many WIPs you finish!!

  • Angie Kimel

    Another one done!  Trenton’s Guitar Quilt…  http://www.flickr.com/photos/stitchingbystarlight/6033230496/

  • http://sewshine.com/blog Sew Shine

    That is so handsome!! Looks like he is thrilled to have it! My DS is a guitar fan too! May have to put this on my Christmas list for him!!

  • http://twitter.com/aprairiesunrise Sharon Tuckey

    4 so far!  Like Dave Ramsey’s Baby Steps, I’m starting small & working up.  :)  Will post on the Flickr group tomorrow.  Thanks for inviting me to play!

    ~Sharon

  • http://sewshine.com/blog Sew Shine

    Wahoo! :)

  • Bonnie Coleman

    I have finished many of my QIP   first I finished my charity quilts and they can be seen at http://nanbon44.blogspot.com/2011/07/wocs-quilts-done.html  I also finished two twin quilts for grandchildren and two for Mother in law…. working on two for my daughters then I hope to finish mine.. before I get started on the 10 charity quilts I will be making for December delivery

  • http://twitter.com/aprairiesunrise Sharon Tuckey

    Picture holder wall hanging for friend who’s having her baby right now!  :)  http://www.flickr.com/photos/sweetlittlelotte/6036110800/in/photostream

  • http://sewshine.com/blog Sew Shine

    WOW!  That’s a lot of work!  They are all very beautiful and so nice of you to spend so many hours to benefit charity.  Your Nellie Bell is incredible…I’d love to have one like her one day!  :)   What charity do you sew for?

  • http://sewshine.com/blog Sew Shine

    WOW!  That’s a lot of work!  They are all very beautiful and so nice of you to spend so many hours to benefit charity.  Your Nellie Bell is incredible…I’d love to have one like her one day!  :)   What charity do you sew for?

  • http://sewshine.com/blog Sew Shine

    This is so sweet!  I know your friend will love it!  Perfect fabric for a boy.  Hope everything went well with the delivery!

  • http://sewshine.com/blog Sew Shine

    This is so sweet!  I know your friend will love it!  Perfect fabric for a boy.  Hope everything went well with the delivery!

  • http://sewshine.com/blog Sew Shine

    Those are really cute!  What charity do you sew for?

  • http://sewshine.com/blog Sew Shine

    Those are really cute!  What charity do you sew for?

  • http://twitter.com/aprairiesunrise Sharon Tuckey

    Thank you.  Jeanne over at The Learning Curve was/is collecting baby things for the Joplin, MO hospital.

  • MarciaW

    My wip was busted and is posted in your flickr group under MarciaFlorida. Look for before and after photos.  http://www.flickr.com/photos/48960275@N02/6081605696/in/pool-wipbusters

    So, hope that gets me entered into the contest!

  • http://twitter.com/aprairiesunrise Sharon Tuckey

    Forgot to post this with the other pics.  This also went to the new mama!  It was supposed to be a Christmas present (2010) for someone else, but it sat unfinished for months & the original intended recipient received a wooden barn quilt block instead.  :)  http://www.flickr.com/photos/sweetlittlelotte/6035556951/in/photostream

  • http://twitter.com/aprairiesunrise Sharon Tuckey

    Another WIP finished! This was my first demo quilt for my LQS, where I work.  :) http://www.flickr.com/photos/sweetlittlelotte/6098668731/in/photostream

  • Angie Kimel

    Looks like I missed two of mine.  I added them to the group, but didn’t link.  Yikes!  Glad I checked.  :)

    Here is the first – a Sudoku quilt for a friend.  http://www.flickr.com/photos/stitchingbystarlight/5981856611/in/set-72157627060814199

  • Angie Kimel

    Here is the second missing WIP – http://www.flickr.com/photos/stitchingbystarlight/5895962092/in/pool-1732920@N22/   This should make four total for me.  :)

  • http://sewshine.com/blog Sew Shine

    I’m glad you checked too! Drawing tonight after 8:00pm eastern.