Every year around New Years, I make my UFO list (UnFinished Objects … or Quilts). I try to keep track of all my quilt starts and when they are finished. Last year, I had 47 UFOs on Jan 1. This year I will have 38! I’m pleased that the number is down … although, much higher than I’d like it to be. Only 10 of the quilts just need quilting and binding.
There is much discussion on the web as to what defines a UFO. I find it easiest to consider each quilt that is in progress on January 1 as an UFO.
In 2016, I started 30 quilts! Wow! I find that hard to believe. And of those 30 quilts, I finished 22 of them! All of them have been gifted or will be in the near future.
Here’s my plan to tackle my UFOs: Every Monday, I quilt with a lovely bunch of ladies. I have a personal “rule” that I only work on UFOs. I threw that rule out this year as my priorities changed and I was working on the quilts made with Grandma’s fabrics. However, January 2 is the beginning of a new year and I’ll go back to my own personal rule.
I have prioritized which ones I want to work on.
- On Monday, which is for piecing, I will work on # 15 and #38
- During the rest of the week, I’ll work on quilting #37 (the final quilt using Grandma’s fabrics)
Then on Tuesday, I will start a Linky Party and you can join in the fun. I will be posting pictures of what I’ve worked on and you can do the same. If you have a blog – you enter the URL of the blog post and fill in all the rest of the blanks. If you don’t have a blog, you can use a flicker page or a Pinterest page that contains a photo of your work.
Well, I have caught up on my clues for Bonnie Hunter’s Mystery Quilt! Yeah!!! Yes, I’ve gotten all of the blocks for Part 1 to 5 completed! I’ve been doing the yearly mysteries since 2009 and this is the first time I’ve ever gotten caught up. Clue 6 came out this morning & i’ll get started on it later today!
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3 thoughts on “The Last Friday of 2016”
youve inspired me==maybe, just maybe,I will sort out my stuff and make a list of projects to finish. Right now my strategy is to just finish all the projects already out and about on my tables and quilting machine. Maybe that’s what I do! tomorrow=or tonght after the chiefs game.
Great … even if you just write down what those projects are – it’s a start … you can always add to your list as you sort through your stuff!
That’s amazing that you started and completed that many quilts in just 1 year!
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