Claddagh Ring Applique class
I keep a wipe board and a large pin-up board in my studio where I constantly add projects to the list or drop projects as and when they are completed. I also keep a journal of the ongoing ones so if I have to set them aside I can refer back to my notes/journal and refresh my memory on the initial direction taken. This is a tremendous help to me as I have too many UFO's and ideas for new projects. Also on my bookshelf are 6 large 3-ring binders full of patterns, ideas, information, clippings and techniques to try for future indeavours. When I get stuck for what to do next or need some information, this is the first place I start looking.
Metallic Thread Class
The Internet is good if I have a large block of time to spend, but that doesn't happen too often. I tend to be old-school and on the less technical side of life. I like it that way, it gives me time to breathe and expand my mind, troubleshooting a problem and making things suit the need, rather than going directly to a factory made pattern followed to the tee. This has always been my process and I find it funny that the newbies to the quilting scene call it "MODERN". Having said that, and I hope I didn't offend anyone here, it is not intentional, I am a member of a MODERN quilt guild and quite like it, however it is not a new or Modern concept. But, if you had to put a name to the different paths of processes, I suppose MODERN is as good a name as any.
Garden Ladder Inprovisational wall-hanging
Thread Class scissor case and needle book
I am a hands on person and make mistakes even now some 32 years later, but those mistakes turn out to be mostly pleasant surprizes.
Slider Puzzle wall-hanging
By the way, all these quilts/projects were completed in 2014 from my UFO pile. There are a few more, but I just wanted to share some of them. Let's see what can be accomplished in this New Year?! Happy Quilting.... ;o)