Monday, April 15, 2013
Judy challenged us to post a list of our UFOs. I started with the excruciatingly complete list. There were thirty-two projects on it when I made it at the beginning of 2012, and it really was excruciating. Then I pared it down a bit.
Do I really need to count the block swap I did with a pregnancy list when my now sixteen year old was an infant? I'm not even sure if I want to assemble those into a quilt or scrapbook them. Not to mention that I haven't seen them in the seven years since we moved... I crossed that one off the list.
And do I need to count every late night experiment? Just because I pulled some scraps out and made a few blocks, I don't think I need to carry around the burden of finishing the quilt.
What if I pulled together some pink and green fabric to make a quilt, cut a few pieces, and then changed my mind before I actually assembled any blocks?
After crossing off the late night experiments and the projects that got kitted up but not actually started, I was left with these. These are the ones I'm working on, that I have plans of actually finishing --
Drab Postage Stamps
Scrappy Irish Chain
Little Trips Around the World
Santa Fe String Star
Summers by the Lake
Sandstone Stack the Deck
chicken wool kit
Blue Dresden Plates
And these are the ones I plan on finishing but can't currently find --
Baby blue 9 patch orphans
green and pink kaleidoscope
big circle in square quilt
Twenty-four UFOs. I don't think that's bad, not considering the number of quilts I've finished over the seven years that I've built up this list. And there is only one that I feel a little guilty about, because I bought the kit and cut the pieces and then decided that I didn't like it as much as I thought I had.
Do you feel guilty about your UFOs?