Let's Talk Un-Finished Objects... UFOs
Be honest.. do they cause you guilt? Like when you start a new project.. do the others give you a dirty look... make snide comments about how you like the NEW one better?
It's not pretty.
Let's be honest.. sometimes the reason we don't work on an older project (UFO) is that we are just not feeling it anymore.. Maybe you no longer love that fabric from the early 90s with the gold in it.. or maybe you've done 4 blocks and got it out of your system.
So the poor pitiful thing is stuck in a bag in the closet.
I was thinking about this when we had a few discussions going on at my quilt group (HERE). The first one was from a person that really only does one project at a time.
You know those people are a rare breed... a unique and solo species that quilters rarely see..
((The Single project at a time Quilter))
But if you are one.. no UFOs.. right? Because in order to do a new project.. this one MUST BE DONE.
I could not work like that.. and rarely do I meet people who can.. but it's Fantastic if it works for you and NO GUILT over unfinished projects from the 80s!
The second conversation was very interesting to me. Donna was given a bag of quilt things that included a bunch of blocks wadded up in a brown bag. She 'unwadded them' ironed them and set them into this beautiful quilt. So many people in my group have wonderful memories of these blocks from their moms and grandmas.
I got to thinking.. a quilter in heaven is very happy today.. Donna decided to un-wad her blocks and make a wonderful quilt. the she shared that wonderful quilt with us... I feel blessed..
And I feel like I need to work on my OLDEST UFO
but.. I need to figure out what that is! It just might be this set of Dear Jane blocks.. the ones I'm alternating with Alphabet blocks to 'get it done'.
The Dear Jane blocks were started at least 16 years ago... I think I've actually moved out any project in progress that was older than that. I may still have some tops that are older..
What is YOUR oldest UFO??
Are you Working on it?
My Challenge is to Work on the Oldest UFO or move it out
Can't wait to hear from you!
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