Lately, I've been trying to take stock of my work and actually admit to myself how many projects I have on the go at this moment in time. I then sigh, put them back where I found them and carry on with a current favourite. This is not good! I know for many of my fellow quilt bloggers, documenting their UFOs (unfinished objects for the uninitiated) and owning up to them encourages them to get working and get stuff finished, so I thought I'd give this a try. Here goes…
I bought this gorgeous EPP pattern called Perpetual Spring, from Flossie Teacakes as a summer project. Even though it's my go-to project beside the sofa, I am making very slow progress – though having just got into Scandi-noir series The Bridge I’ve realised it’s impossible to sew and read subtitles at the same time! It may also have something to do with the colour... I'm really not a pink person! So I'm planning on adding some orange and yellow flowers into the 'bouquet', and as friends on Instagram have suggested, maybe even some lime green!
This next one is an idea that’s been rolling round my head for a while and I’ve finally got it cut and sewn. Unfortunately I can’t show the whole thing here, as I’m over the moon to say this cushion will be featured in Love Patchwork & Quilting magazine next year! Yay!! Though I will be developing this curved hexy idea into larger blocks and playing with the layout soon.
Another EPP project – do you see a running theme of unfinished projects here – is one which some of you may have seen at the Harrogate Quilt Show. Not one for standing still, this was my ‘portable project’ for that weekend. Now the piecing is complete, I really need to get this sewn onto a backing and get it quilted!
Then of course there’s the projects that haven’t seen the light of day in a while… a second version of my Side to Side pattern using Kona Solids, a new pattern based on HSTs, my Triple Goosed cushion using this fab foundation-pieced pattern from Jeli Quilts, and my recent adventure into curved piecing... I’m not going to even mention my La Passacaglia!
Ah well, at the end of the day, I think I would much rather have too much to do than have nothing at all, I know these projects will get finished one day, just maybe not yet :)
How do you deal with your UFOs? Do you leave them out where they can't taunt you, or do you hide them away in the 'one day' pile? Please let me know, if only to tell me I'm not alone!
This week I'm linking up with these great parties:
Let's Bee Social at Sew Fresh Quilts
Midweek Makers at Quilt Fabrication