This tip is generated by a comment left by Becky during an early tip.
Becky said - "If you don't love the project, but love fabric that you have set aside... break up the set!" Becky wrote that she has done this with great success. She has give away the parts that are done as someone will the love the challenge of working with it!
Alrighty I'm UP for this challenge.. I'm going to show you THREE of my UFOs and How I Disassemble them (note I did not say I WOULD do this... it may just be an example of what I COULD do.. just saying)
Project Number 1
This is a set of blocks from Le Fleur De' Jardin designed by Lisa DeBee Shiller. It's an older pattern and not sure you can get it anymore (ok.. if you want to try go ahead... )
I have ALREADY changed out the fabric TWO TIMES for this quilt since the project was completed
What to do?
1- I can keep the blocks and when i feel READY to finish I'll find new fabric
2- If I do number 1 then I can put the setting fabrics BACK into my 'Collection' (stash seems so... mmmmm... I dunno.. I prefer Collection)
Project Number 2
Another pattern pack from 'days gone by'. Susan Powell's Victory Gardenapplique quilt.
(no it's not available anymore.. I'm taking SUCH a risk sharing these!)
oh wait.. I took pity on you and searched... Some of Susan's patterns are out again and you can find a new version of this pattern HERE
ONLY one block done. And the applique is 'ok'.. not wonderful. Alright let's be honest. the applique STINKS... it was done a LONG TIME AGO> BUT I LOVE the pattern and LOVE the fabrics in the block
What to do?
I think I'll keep the block and add a solid cream border around it and use it for my label
Then start over with new fabric and better skills!
Project Number 3
Some of you might recognize this "Happy Everything" project package from YEARS gone by.
Technically I could call this a project a PACKAGE as I hardly did any work (I cut the panel on the right, I think it was a hankie).
I pulled all this to do a "Happy Everything" quilt for ME.. yes ME!
But it never did happen
What to do?
1- I could take the cake panels and do something JUST with them.
2- I could sell off one or the other of the panel sections
3- move the raspberry fabric BACK into my "Collection"... remember that's a fabulous word to describe your fabric!
*** So what can YOU Disassemble??? ***
PICK TWO UFOS (YES REALLY) Ones that you REALLY love the fabrics, but are pretty sure you NEVER want to finish
BUST those fabrics back into your stash
NOW tell me about it in the comment
Let's GO SEW!
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