Tucking in Some Odds and Ends

The year 2015 is drawing to a close and I'm evaluating my UFO list.  This quilt, the Super Scrappy Double Irish Chain is nearly complete.  I just need to tuck in some thread ends and sew on a binding.  Perhaps it will be my first finish in 2016.
Here's a little close up of my work.  How do you organize your WIP's? (work in progress)  I keep each project in a box, marked with the project's name on the outside.  I also write lists.  I have a list of quilts that need binding, a list of quilts that need to be quilted, quilts that need piecing, quilts that need cutting, and patterns that I'm working on writing.  
Do you have any good WIP organization tips?  Please leave a comment below.
Have a wonderful quilty day!
Jennifer Schifano Thomas

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Comment by Riana Noyes on December 30, 2015 at 7:23am

I had a drapery workroom business with 4 sewers...and VERY chosey customers...so it was "get organized or die", lol.

Comment by Jennifer Schifano Thomas on December 30, 2015 at 6:47am

Riana - The baskets sound like a lovely idea!  You sound like you are so organized.  I had a lot of finishes last year and my lists are considerably smaller, but I'm not up to your level just yet.  Thanks for the tips and inspiration!

Comment by rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP on December 29, 2015 at 11:15pm
i don't count. i have wip's in plastic bags & shoe boxes. son wears a size 16 ..makes perfect size storage for my small piecing projects. i have my rr that may or may not get worked on this winter, i have my applique project out, a WIVSP. and i washed fabric today for more American Girl doll clothes for the birthday girls in april. my winter is full. oh ..and yes riana lollol, i pulled out that scrappy irish chain chicken quilt today also. just the pieced inner border and then two outer 2" patch borders then it's just easy borders, back & quilt. i promised my friend i would have it done by next thanksgiving visit. we are planning to sit covered in our chicken quilts, crochet & knit while we watch movies on her HUGE tv :))
Comment by Riana Noyes on December 29, 2015 at 1:44pm

My "fabrics chosen for a project" ,uncut, plus their patterns or drawings are kept in wicker picnic baskets ( l own 3 or 4... love them, but don't 'do' picnics, so l get to use 'em). Cut & started projects are in clear plastic project boxes ( l own 3). My current work is usually partly on large and small design walls ( plus at the machine). Any quilt or project ready for quilting is either on the frame, in a hoop ( hand), or sandwiched & sitting next to domestic machine( small).

Any project ready for binding gets the machine sewing part done as soon as it's quilted, then it goes next to my armchair for hand sewing evenings.

Normally , l have 3 projects going... one planned & fabrics chosen, one in piecing/applique/embroidery stage, and a third in quilting phase.But like everyone else, l get a " priority project" that must be started then completed before anything else ( like when a friend gets terminally ill, or an unplanned baby shower pops up), that is when the multiple baskets & project boxes come in handy.

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