The Oscars and the Value of Finishing Fast

My daughter is home this week on Spring Break, and she had her friends over this past weekend. On Sunday, she mentioned to them that I love to watch the Oscars, so they decorated the living room with hand-drawn balloons celebrating each of the Best Picture nominees, purchased special snacks for later in the show, and settled down to watch the Oscars with me.

I had the most fun!

The Oscars are famous for running long. So this year's host, Jimmy Kimmel, added an incentive--he said he'd give a jet ski to the guest with the shortest acceptance speech! Later on in the show after one long speech after another, he upped the ante by adding a weekend stay at a Day's Inn at Lake Havasu in Arizona. (And yes, at the end of the show, someone got the jet ski!)

So that got me to thinking...should I create some incentives for me finishing a quilt fast? And if so, what should that incentive be?

You see, I'm famous for my works in progress. Yep, I've got tons of them. So many in fact, that I started a weekly link up (it's called Wednesday Wait Loss) to help me and others finish our quilts in a more timely manner.

 Here are just some of my works in progress...

Here are just some of my works in progress...

...and some more...

...and some more!

So I'm asking. What do you do to encourage yourself to finish quilt projects?

  • Do you allow yourself to go shopping for more fabric?
  • Do you post your finished quilt online and bask in the glow of hearty congratulations?
  • Do you take a large, red pencil to your works in progress list and cross another one off?
  • Do you show your finished quilt to anyone and everyone you meed, even non-quilters?

What's your quilty incentive?

Here's one of my incentive's. I'd do just about anything for that sweet smile. Isn't she a cutie?

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Tell me...what's your incentive to finish long standing works in progress?

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