Thursday, February 11, 2016

Project Uninterrupted Help File

At Project Uninterrupted our plan is to finish projects we started and then move on to the next one because our list of projects we want to make is most likely longer than our unfinished projects list. So we are being realistic by trying to move our unfinished project along towards completion. Here is where we started with Project Uninterrupted and attached to this post you will find your free Project Uninterrupted List so you can make your own list.

Now I have 7 Tips to help you along the way. Please feel free to add your own tip in the comment section  you may just help someone. This is one of Project Uninterrupted key points helping each other.

Here are 7 tips for you to help you get closer to complete your projects.
    1. There is a reason there is only 9 spots on the Cynthia’s Ark Project Uninterrupted chart. We want a manageable list to work with. I am sure there are people with big lists out there and some will find their list too large and overwhelming so they don’t do anything.  So by keep the list to 9 it is more likely you can focus on them and complete them some of them. We want realistic goals.

 2.     You can pick one on your list and work on it until you complete it or you can jump around on your list. You can do some on one project then swap to another project on the list when it takes your fancy.  As long as you are working on one of your List projects you are achieving progress.  That is our goal.

 3.    If you have to work on deadline projects, have one of your List project handy and use them as Leaders and Enders as you work on your deadline project. You will be surprised how much you can do chain piecing on two projects this way. I tend to use a project that is in the block making stage for this so it doesn’t slow your deadline project up too much. 

     4.     Schedule a regular time slot where you can spend time sewing. This can be set to what you can fit i to your life. Once a week, once or twice a month etc. and session time may vary too. It all counts in the long run. You may only have a spare 30 minutes one week, another week you may have 2 hours. It doesn’t matter. We just want to see some progress.

  5.     Have a regular sewing day with friends. This is great to keep the motivation up because you can share your progress, encourage and help each other if someone gets stuck.

   6.    Getting stuck on a project is a common cause for a project being put aside. Ask someone for help- a friend, or your local quilt shop or online. There are a number of groups you can post a question and get some advice or help.

   7.   Repurpose a project- You don’t want to finish it to the original pattern, too big, don’t like it anymore, whatever the reason it is still hanging around. Let’s do something with it to finish it. Just sew the blocks you have made and finish it. You can always donate the finished quilt if you no longer like the design or you may gift it to someone who said they liked the quilt. Turn lots of blocks into smaller quilts. 

   I hope you find these tips help you. You are welcome to join the Cynthia's Ark Project Uninterrupted Facebook group where we share our progress,  finished projects, help each other.
Until Next Time
Keep Stitching

1 comment:

Rebecca Grace said...

These are great suggestions! I can especially relate to the need to limit the number of projects on your list so you don't get overwhelmed. I'm in North Carolina, USA, or else I'd love to come into your shop for Project Uninterrupted days. I think I'm going to try it out solo, though. I'm printing off my chart right now! Thanks for the inspiration.