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Projects - New Approach

I'm just spinning my wheels and not getting anything accomplished unless I have a deadline that's not self-imposed.

On one of my Yahoo! groups, we discussed that there are two types of people...process and product. The process person enjoys all the different processes of quilting and just keeps doing all the processes involved with no need to truly have a finished product--just having fun doing it. The product person is the one that just does all the work in order to have a completed product...must have something to show for their time.

Well, I am sooooooooo the process person and that's why I have upwards of 100+ UFOs because all I care about is the process. Love just having the fabric to look at and feel. Love having piles of cut fabric. Love chain piecing them. Love having a pile of partial or whole blocks just sitting here. Love having a list of things I want to do. Love to join in all the different online quilt alongs. I could go on and on. I just don't "have" to finish, how can I become a product person?

I'm going to try these steps in my new approach:

1. Clean one area of my sewing studio for at least 15 minutes first thing in the morning.
2. Choose a UFO that is in a machine sewing stage and work on it for at least 15 minutes each day.
3. Work on any project that may have a deadline for at least one hour--mid-morning.
4. Work on any project of my choice for at least one hour--afternoon.
5. Choose a UFO that is handwork and do it for at least 15 minutes each day only in the evenings.

What are the pitfalls of an approach like this?  Anyone ever tried to put yourself on a schedule like this? Does it work? This is only 2 hours and 45 minutes (on paper), is this even doable? Anyone suggest a better way of moving projects forward for those quilters that are like me?


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