Thursday, January 07, 2016
UFO of the month
Here is the UFO closet as 2016 begins. Don't look down... there are boxes and bags of stuff that are an unorganized mess!
There are a lot of great quilts hanging here, just waiting to be finished. I went through the closet and re-evaluated each one to see if I still wanted to finish it, or if it needed to be adopted by another quilter to finish. I discovered that I still like all of these, so they are staying here until they get some stitching TLC. The project on the left is the most exciting for me at the moment, as I have started to sew together my spool blocks from the Rainbow Scrap Challenge, and hope it will become a quilt this year.
My UFO management is not the "out-of-control" problem it used to be because of three changes:
1) I am more careful about beginning new projects (since I realized that I won't have enough hours in my life to finish all the quilts I want to make!)
2) the new projects I tend to start these days involve more hand stitching and take much longer to become a quilt top, thus accumulated less UFO's, and
3) I have finished many quilts over the last few years.
In 2016 I will maintain my practice of attempting one UFO finish each month and will join with Heidi's OMG link up. This month's project will be the same attempt as the one from November and December of last year. Each month this quilt saw some progress, but not a finish.
One of the ways to motivate myself toward a finished quilt is to prepare the binding. I found the perfect fabric and got right to work cutting and sewing the binding.
And here is where this UFO begins the new year...in a pile with it's backing prepared, it's batting cut, and it's binding just waiting to be sewn on the edge.
The next step will be pin basting, and quilting. Which design should be quilted is the next decision to be made. Quilting/life is all about making the decisions!