I'm kind of a compulsively organized person - or, as much as I can be, while parenting two toddlers and being married to a guy who is the very definition of "laid back" about most things. But it makes me antsy to have too many projects going at once, so while some crafters have a thousand projects they start and then have in process indefinitely, I try not to do that much all at one time.
I do have a list of projects I want to attempt. And lately I've had two quilts going at once. I want to be able to sew whenever the mood strikes me, and it frustrates me when a project is stalled because I haven't bought backing fabric yet, or because I ran out of batting and haven't had time to go to the fabric store.
My two current projects are a log cabin quilt made out of scraps, and a quilt that I'm doing in a rail fence pattern. I got this Moda jelly roll for Christmas and I'm already putting it to good use. But the list of projects that I want to tackle is much longer. After I finish my current projects, my plan is:
1. A Roman stripe quilt for my husband
2. A quilt for my mom (maybe half-square triangles?)
3. A quilt for the wall in my bedroom
4. A sampler quilt from The Farmer's Wife or Civil War Diary Quilt
5. A quilt made of crazy quilt blocks or string blocks with scraps from the above projects
There's just so much I want to try...I have to keep reminding myself that I can keep quilting until I'm elderly, so there's no rush!