Unfinished objects (UFOs) and works-in-progress are a normal part of my quilting life. I do have one friend who only works on one quilt at a time. She works on it until it is finished then picks a new project. She is very successful at making high quality quilts. I envy her focus, but I don’t understand how her mind works. I always have so many ideas floating around that I want to work on. I definitely have SOS (Shiny Object Syndrome) where I always want to flit over and look at the new shiny project (or gorgeous fabrics). SOS seems to be a common issue for many quilters, so there are a lot of UFO and WIP challenges out there. I had decided to switch some of my long term UFOs to 100-day projects this year when @flyinggoosestudio issued a 50 day WIP challenge. The idea is to work on nothing but UFOs and WIPs (in other words, not start any new projects) for 50 days. It is a low-stress challenge and one that really appealed to me right now.
- I finished piecing a wedding quilt that was due three years ago and am finishing the back before I send it off to a longarmer.
- I prepped a quilt top and back that were started four years ago and sat in the closet since 2019 to ship to a longarmer who offered to use her art to enhance my piecing.
- I finished my quilty Valentine’s Day cards for my family.
- I got major work done on a wheelchair quilt for a presentation on March 1st.
- I made progress on my Double Irish Chain quilt that was untouched for three years.
I’m pretty impressed at the progress in 17 days – I can’t imagine how much will get done in the next 33!
How are your UFOs and WIPs?