I have a finished UFO!!!
This is my Rag Log Cabin. It was made with left-overs from a quilt that I made quite a few years ago.
Here’s a close up of the quilting. I did a zig-zag down each of the lines on the quilt. I free-motioned each of the centre blocks.
Anyhow … I didn’t want to ruin my washing machine. SEW, to rag the quilt, I clipped the ends of each seam and used a stiletto to pull the threads. It was a bit of a job, but my husband started doing some of the blocks and it went much much faster!! (That man does spoil me!!)
Below are 2 pictures of blocks with their glorious raggy-ness!
My husband has claimed this quilt as HIS. It’s HIS couch (or lazy-boy) quilt!
Ways to Successfully finish UFOs
Since the beginnin of the year, I’ve discussed several ways / hints / strategies to help with your UFOs. And today, I’ll talk about “Focus.” But first, lets review:
On January 1, I discussed analysing your UFO to discover why it became a UFO in the first place. Did that help? You can see the post HERE.
2. Track your Progress
Tracking your progress is a great way to see encourage yourself and to know that you are getting a project done. Which is our goal, right? Enter the Link Party to help you track your progress! Also, using the Excel sheet PHD-Tally-with-formulas 2020 will also help.
3. Assistance from other blogs
See the Feb 1st post for information about that!
4. Beware of Temptations
Raewyn from StitchingFarmGirl told me that when she’s tempted to start a new project she “look(s) at my big list of things to achieve that’s hanging on the wall (in full view) – it’s easy then to sigh and say ‘next time’…!” Good advice, eh? Do you have your list hanging in plain sight?
If you have too many projects going at once, it is hard to focus. Your mind is scattered and it’s easy to forget exactly what you need to do. Experts will tell you that working on more than 4 – 5 projects at a time is too distracting. Not to mention that it can be down-right overwhelming!
When I make my weekly “To Do” List (usually posted on Sundays or Mondays), this is one way for me to on a few things at a time.
Another hint to staying in focus is to ensure all supplies (fabric) for each project are in one place. There’s nothing worse than working on a project and all of a sudden you have to hunt for the piece of fabric that you know you put somewhere safe. But, where is that place? It helps to keep all the fabric for each project in a bin and together.
What do you do to Focus?
Show us your progress (finished or not) on what you’ve been working on for your PHD in 2020!
Make sure that you link your post back to this blog post . Also, visit others that also working on their PHD in 2020 and leave them an encouraging comment!
One who sleeps under a quilt is covered by LOVE!