Hmm - I think this is the place for me! I've gone from goody two-shoes last year by never starting a new project until I've finished the last one, to accumulating several UFOs.
Look closely at my avatar :o - since this was taken I've added a pink inner border and cut the strips for the outer border. Before I finish this however, I'm going to finish the snowman wall hanging and quilt the baby quilt that should have been a Christmas present................. oops.
I'm in again. Didn't do so well last year, but the UFO's are still there, so we'll try again this year! I know this board will keep me motivated. Thank you!!
Linda in Missouri
I am digging up swap blocks and sewing them together. Boy do I feel good!
Wow, miss a couple days checking in and y'all have taken off like fireworks!!! How awesome this group already is!!!!
Such wonderful finishes and it's only the 6th. My ears are ringing still from the echo of that bell and the whistle of the train as so many of you have climbed aboard!!!
Indeed, it is the nature of those UFO's to hide in dark corners and multiply in spite of our best intentions!!
If you have one that you just can't face, remember that trading it off or giving it away also counts as a finish as it gets it out of your space. That project that now makes you cringe may be the very one that will delight another quilter. You can post it on the For Sale or Trade page or offer it up here.
We want this to be fun, fun, fun..... there are more ways to finish a project than one!
That is one beautiful quilt.
Count me in too, but not seriously until February. I have about 8 projects outstanding, and really need to crack on and finish them. 2 projects are Christmassy ones, and it would be really lovely to finish them by next Christmas!
This month is a bit busy, so I am setting myself February as my start date - that way I won't get too discouraged before I even start!
An excellent point bigbrownowl!!! We know ourselves and it's important not to set our goals as to be self-defeating or discouraging.
Another example in myself: I don't set any deadlines at all, as being handicapped, I have to listen to the demands of my body and would find a deadline stressful. I apply that to all my quilting, not just UFOs. I will happily make a quilt for someone's birthday, as long as they understand there is no gurantee WHICH birthday they might get it. LOL. Or which month it might arrive all finished. If I promised something by a certain date, I know I would do all I could to meet that goal and hurt myself in the doing.
So make your goals gentle on yourself!!! Be kind, and allow lots of room for new beginnings and fun projects also.
Oh yay encouragement. I only have one UFO (I am pretty good about finsihing my stuff) but this one has been languishing for 15 years nd I need to get it DONE. I HATE it! Its a pretty pattern (Winding Ways) buts in shades of purple and I was insane enough to want to hand quilt it and not only hand quilt, but echo quilt it AND its high loft batting!!! - I HATE hand quilting and it literally takes 1,5 hours to hand quilt ONE block - and there are 64 blocks!!! So I finally gave up and said i will machine quilt it even if the machine and hand quilting don't match - and then it can go downstairs for the kids to cuddle under. They won't care fortunately. I promised myself that I can't start on anything else until this one is done and GONE.......
Right on JNCT14!
What to you all think about a separate thread to post pics of UFOs in progress? I would love to see what you all are working on and share what I have lined up too...but don't wish to bog down this celebratory thread. All in favor?
I mean really...I have a hexagon project that I work on all the time, but can't live long enough to post it here. :)
Love all the encouragement here! I worked on my seashell placemats today. The quilting is done (crosshatch) now -yay. Now to finish them up. I've got a very busy week after today so it may not be until Sat. That I can work on them again but still it's a start. Maybe I can hope to get two done!