Sunday, January 01, 2017

Making a Project List

Wow, oh wow!  I just had a major shock!  I went through my UFO's, aka projects I have started, but not finished.  I never dreamed I had as many as I do!  I am not making a resolution, but rather a goal of finishing 52 projects this year.  This may include something that is not even on the list yet (like a baby quilt for my daughter's friend), so I am leaving myself open to that.  I didn't want to join a challenge where you had to work on a certain project on a certain month, I don't operate like that.  I have times where I am super busy and don't have much time for quilting, and then I have weeks off in the summer where I spend the afternoons quilting when it's hot outside.  I am also a pretty intense quilter, meaning I can focus for periods of time and ignore other things. Some people call that an obsession, some people call it an addiction and I agree with both!  

I am going to list all my UFO's as I am in a friendly challenge with some friends.  A lot of these won't make sense, but my goal is to take before and after pictures as I work on each project and blog about it.  Some of them were acquired from other people, but I still count them in my totals.  A lot of them will be donated or gifted when they are finished.  I know I have forgotten some, but I'm scared to dig anymore!

TOPS TO BE QUILTED:  (in no particular order)
1.  Be My Neighbor (needs done before Jan. 31 for contest)
2.  Modern City Sampler/Tula Pink
3.  Christmas Block Robin
4.  Mistletoe Stars
5.  Country Snowflakes
6.  Poinsettia One Block Wonder
7.  Red/White Baskets
8.  Green/Blue Diamond Rail Fence
9.  Primary Lone Star (1)
10.  Primary Lone Star (2)
11.  Butterflies
12.  30's Dresden
13.  Pansies (from MIL's stash already marked with quilting design)
14.  Red/White sampler
15.  Floral Sand Castles
16.  Mocha Meringue (1)
17.  Mocha Meringue (2)
18.  Mocha Meringue with blue throw
19.  WASIQ - tan
20.  WASIQ - blue
21.  Kaffe Stars
22.  Bright Jelly Roll
23.  Modern Jelly Roll
25.  Judy Niemeyer - compass
26.  Itty Bitty Blocks
27.  Wedding Ring
28.  Fall tablerunner
29.  Antique dresden
30.  Bonnie Hunter Mystery (can't remember the name!) 2 years ago
32.  Butterfly Row X Row
33.  Purple/Turquoise Sampler
34.  Vicki's Row X Row
35.  Turquoise/Black Stack and Whack
36.  Scrap Swap quilt top
37.  Easy Street (Bonnie mystery 4 years ago)
38.  Vicki's block robin
39.  Janice's stars
40.  Frog baby quilt
41.  Food tablecloth
42.  Aqua/Gray large quilt
43.  Aqua/Gray throw
44.  poinsettia tablerunner
45.  teal trees
46.  Fossil Fern
47.  Hawaiian applique
48.  Cathedral window
49.  Blue baskets
50.  Deb's wallhanging

UFO's or PIP's (Projects in Progress)
1.  Earth tone batik scraps
2.  purple batiks scraps
3.  batik rail fence scrap
4.  30's scrap blocks
5.  many, many, many odd blocks (over 100)
6.  1930's Farmers Wife
7.  Batik Farmer's Wife
8.  Rose Applique
9.  Winter Wonderland
10.  Embroidered Christmas
11.  Amish Sampler
12.  Bow Tucks Purse
13.  Leaf Wallhanging
14.  Blueberry Granola (purple/green)
15.  Charity quilt (1)
16.  Charity quilt (2)
17.  Quilt of Valor (1)
18.  Quilt of Valor (2)
19.  Magic of Christmas
20.  Hand Quilted Wholecloth
21.  Hand quilted quilt for Jan
22.  Hand quilted quilt started by MIL
23.  Trip Around the World hand dyed
24.  12 Rows of Christmas
25.  Landscape
26.  Heart blocks
27.  Garden Embroidery
28.  Blue Sampler
29.  wreath applique
30.  wool applique

HSY (Haven't Started Yet - but have the fabrics)
1. Baltimore Album fusible applique
2.  Glacier Star paper pieced
3.  Something Blue paper pieced
4.  Mistletoe Lane BOM
5.  Summer Fest Jelly Roll
6.  Lots of others, but I am tired!







9 comments:

Mary said...

A Friendly contest, huh? Great list. You're ahead of me on the Be My Neighbor. I'll be watching to see how many get crossed off. You get a lot done at Retreats so I have high hopes for your success.

Judy D in WA said...

You are so much braver than I am. I picked 12 for a UFO challenge and the rest are just there staring at me. I'm a bit afraid to just write them down. But I like your plan and I'll be thinking about doing the same. Good luck to you my friend! Can't wait to see how you progress on these. I have faith in you. :)

Quilter Kathy said...

You are very brave to face that list!
I can only face a short UFO list at a time :)

Sally said...

You inspire me! I've been a bit hesitant to face my sewing room, though I've learned a lot this year about why some projects stall. Perhaps I'll grab a notepad and at least start. I already found some finished charity hats when looking for leftover yarn.

Kathleen said...

Now I don't feel so bad. I started a list about a year ago and stopped - it was sooo long and it didn't seem like I'd ever make headway. You've inspired me to make the list again. I won't be able to do one a week, but maybe ticking them off will motivate me to keep going. I have been trying to 'kit' the projects I do have - get everything I need together and only buy what I need to finish (like sashing), so many of my projects are at least organized.

Kathleen said...

Now I don't feel so bad. I started a list about a year ago and stopped - it was sooo long and it didn't seem like I'd ever make headway. You've inspired me to make the list again. I won't be able to do one a week, but maybe ticking them off will motivate me to keep going. I have been trying to 'kit' the projects I do have - get everything I need together and only buy what I need to finish (like sashing), so many of my projects are at least organized.

Sharon Massena said...

Only 50/ That's doable. How do we do this to ourselves. I had mine all listed and then some more crawled out from other places, so I'm gradually adding them to the list as they show up.

JanetD said...

That's quite a list! Once you get closeted away in your sewing area you will get a lot accomplished I know.

Kate said...

Knowing what's on the list is half the battle. Now that you know, it's easier to figure out a plan of attack. Good luck with your ambitions for 2017.