Now this may sound like a strange question coming from a quilter...but what REALLY is a UFO? It is something you are currently working on (WIP)?... or maybe something you worked on a while ago and haven't touched in weeks, months.... dare I say... years? Or BOTH? Yikes, I could be in a lot of trouble. LOL.
So I am a little late with this, but I have been toying with the idea of a 2014 UFO list. You know...those quilts you plan on getting done, hope to get done, or regret not touching when the end of the year rolls around. However, it's kind of like telling everyone you're on a diet, or proclaiming to the world your New Years resolution. I am sure you can understand my anxiety! It's frightening when you think of the potential of failure and public scutiny! LOL But, I have decided to press forward! With some support and encouragement from all of you, I might just get some of these UFOs off the list in 2014!
So here is the pile of UFOs.
Here is the list in the order they appear above:
- Caribbean Angel Fish - needs quilting and binding
- Sweet Hearts - needs borders, quilting and binding
- Baskets - need to complete blocks, borders, quilting and binding
- Sweet Sixteen - needs borders, quilting and binding
- Libertated Log Cabin - need to complete blocks, sew blocks together, quilting, and binding
- Candy Cane Bouquet - need to sew binding down
- Bachelor Buttons - needs to quilting and binding
- Chintz Bouquet - need to sew binding down.
And of course they all will need labels!!!!!
I will post the list permanently on my blog to 1. Remind myself, and 2. To keep me honest!
|Thanks to Kathy's Quilts for this great motiviation!|
Whew! Okay - now that I have taken that first step - It's time to get to work!!!
Thanks for your support!
Well, as the Let's Bee Social linky party page for this week states, my word for 2014 is ENCOURAGE. So have no fear, Debra, I will be supporting you with encouragement as you work on each of these UFO's. I know first hand how nice it is to receive encouraging comments on your posts when you link them up to Let's Bee Social, so I also ENCOURAGE you to do a little visiting to some of the other linkers' blogs and offer encouragement and support to them this week, too.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Lorna for the encouragement! It means a lot to a gal with a full time job and a 2 hour commute! Not enough hours in the day!! LOLDelete
To me a UFO is something you haven't worked on for a certain amount of time. A current project would be a WIP or a WISP (work in slow progress). The distinction makes me feel better. ;) You have such a beautiful variety here. Have fun working on these.ReplyDelete
Thanks. I love the WISP!!! I will have to remember that because that describes most of my projects. But just a little everyday gets 'em done!Delete
Love your quilts. I must say I looked through your list and I would start with sewing the binding down on those two quilts. It's my favourite part!ReplyDelete
I agree! Start with something that will give me a sense of accomplishment! thanks for stopping by!Delete
We call them PhDs (Projects half Done) in my group. Sounds so much better when you say you have to go work on your PhDs.:-) Even your arrangement of UFOs is pretty! There is also another linky (Finish Along 2014) that has some great ladies to help encourage you to finish your quilts in whatever manageable way you see fit. The signup for this quarter ends today but there was still time when I just checked. http://thelittlestthistlecraftshop.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/finish-along-2014-quarter-1-now-open.html. I'm looking forward to see what you do with all of those beautiful tops!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much for the encouragment on the UFOs... or PhDs... LOVE IT!!! I will check out the Finish Along... thanks for the tip and for stopping by!Delete
UFO Vs. WIP. Hmmm. I think if it is out in a stack, it is WIP; if it is packed away in a box it is UFO.ReplyDelete
Good point! Thanks. I need to figure out a name for the quilts I have no intention of finishing!! LOLDelete
Lol at the quote! I've postponed my diet by a month *ahem* Sewing on the other hand... :oDReplyDelete
Good luck with your list!
I did not grow up learning to sew / I started trying in my 20's and 30's and made a few simple quilts. Had one in a floor frame when my husband and I split up. Took it out, sold the frame, never did much sewing again until last November when I started back with a sampler ( needed finished ) and that big quilt...I guess that they were UFO's :) LOL they were about 12 yrs old! :) I did finish them and am so glad that I did and that I got back to sewing though I still am pretty 'green' at most skills.ReplyDelete
I see the basket quilt in that stack. It is one I plan to start this year.ReplyDelete