I mentioned a few weeks ago that I was going to continue the UFO tracking project into 2016. I found it to be a really good exercise for myself in 2015. There were many times I had the “great idea” to start a new project. Fortunately I had the list of UFO projects to help keep those great ideas in check.
I started 2015 with 29 UFO projects (not including glass, ornaments, postcards and other odd projects). These were all quitling or sewing related. I finished 18 projects (many of them new projects) but ended with 22. I’m sure it was the first time in years that I ended the year with less projects than I started! That’s why I’m going to keep going to track and I invite you along with me. Here’s the button code if you want to play along!
My biggest accomplishment of 2015 was finishing the Cathedral Window. I've found it a great home with my brother so just need to wash and label it and it will be off to it's new home.
My biggest disappointment with 2015 is that I only quilted 20 veteran’s quilts. My goal was 40 but I got so hung up on my Lura’s Choice quilt that I didn’t get any more done. I got the quilting on Lura’s Choice done yesterday so I’ll start loading veterans quilts today.
Here’s my list left over from 2015 and I think it’s mostly accurate. I am adding in my ornament kits hopefully to motivate myself to finish them and to make me think carefully before buying more. (We all know that the careful thinking part isn’t likely to happen.) I’m also including “the wall” because I want to finish it this year and then I’ll think about whether or not I’m done. We know the answer to that too. I’m already thinking about the next section.
With the updated list I’m back up to 28 projects. I’m not counting the veteran’s quilts. They are service, not projects.
Can I get this below 20 by December 31? What about you? Are you joining in? Add a link to your post in the comments or if you don't have a blog just write about your progress in the comments. Each month I'll draw a name from the participants and send a prize. The prizes might be fabric, might be glass or might be something else.
We will track the same as last year and link up on the first Friday of each month:
Starting UFO Count: 28
New projects started this month:
Projects finished this month:
Current UFO count:
Actively In Process
Lura's Choice (quilting finished yesterday!)
Shibori dyeing series (need to decide if I”m doing anything with them)
THE WALL (1/2 tiled, 1/3 grouted)
Projects I Want to Do
New symmetry quilt
new Quilt Along project (second half of year)
QOV/veterans mystery quilt (June- July)
4th of July quilt
Quilt 40 CSQ veteran’s quilts
Ready to be quilted (have backs)
Golden Harvest wall hanging (started)
Baby Drunkard’s Path
Kaleidoscope Block of the Week
Tie Dye Mandala (possible QOV)
Queen HSTeria quilt (backing dyed)
Tops Done (need backs)
Brown Drunkard’s Path (top done)
Tops/Projects In Process
Multi Flower appliqué (blocks almost done, need to plan setting and borders)
Leaf printed fabric for placemats (not started)
Blue flower appliqué (after multi flower appliqué)
Flower appliqué on green wall hanging (need setting plan)
Dark red screen printed fabric (in gold) for placemats
Coming Home sun prints for wall hanging
Red leaf prints for wall hanging
Postage Stamp Quilt
White with hand dyes HSTeria quilt (needs border)
Guest room pillows
Blue scrappy tumbler quilt