Every year around this time I make an effort to tidy up my sewing space. Generally it is a chaotic workspace with several projects going on at one time.
Over the years I’ve started projects, and for one reason or another moved on to a different project before finishing one that I had started. Some projects would be started for a retreat, or at a retreat. Others might come from a class. And still others might come from some sort of challenge. Working and moving might have a change in priorities and things get pushed aside.
Well this year I stated making a list of my UFO’S (unfinished objects). I did this once before and it sort of shocked me. This time was no different. I haven’t finished tidying up yet and so far I have 50 projects that need finishing. And as I look over the list, I know that there are at least another dozen projects in a bin somewhere in that room that also need something done to complete them.
That being said, this is the year of the UFO. I’ve found this wonderful FINISHALONG challenge. You can find all the details here: https://sarahgoerquilts.com/2020-finish-a-long/ What I like about this one is it is quarterly so I can chose more than one thing to finish, or if I have a lot to do on a specific project I can focus on that and hopefully get it done. Also, you can start at any quarter. So if you don’t participate in Q1, that doesn’t keep you from participating in Q2.
Also this year I am participating in the American Patchwork & Quilting UFO Challenge, as well as Quilter’s Corners Ready, Set, Goal 2020. Funny thing though, each challenge picks it’s own project number for the month, and I have found that they don’t necessarily match. Ready, Set is #3 (Don’t Fence Me In) and APQ is #2 (Free State Green). It’s going to be busy!
Without dragging my feet any further, my finishalong goals for Q1 are:
#4 Finish my Antique Pineapple Blocks wall hanging
#5 Finish the Floral Wreath Wall Hanging started at least 15 years ago.
#30 Patriot Hearts needs to be hand quilted and bound
#46 Summer Harvest Table Runner needs to be quilted and bound
#47 Hexi Table Cover has to be appliqued to the base and quilted
Well, I’d better get busy! Thanks for stopping by. I’d love to hear if you have any quilting goals this year and what tools you use to keep you on track.