UFO Busting December report
When I started my UFO Busting tracking a few years ago I had over 30 UFO projects. Making myself track them has been a great exercise. I find that simply because I keep a list that I'm better disciplined about starting new projects. When I think about starting a new project (especially all the fun quilt-alongs that I see on social media) I always have my list to keep me focused. Now when I start a new project I know that I REALLY want to start that project.
I'm going to end this year with the same count that I started assuming that I get the Indonesian Batik quilt bound this month....and I will.
This monthly accounting has been good for me and I will keep it up although I'm not going to call it UFO Busting anymore. It's just going to be my monthly accounting, although I will still try to get that lost down below 10 at some point.
November was a great month because I finished Antelope Canyon. I also got the Indonesian Batik quilt quilted. It only needs binding to call it done.
I also made over 60 postcards for Christmas and quilted 2 veterans quilts. It was a really good month and December is looking pretty good so far.
Here's my status at the end of November:
Starting UFO 15
Finished YTD 4 (Goal 12)
Started YTD 6 (Planned 6)
Ending UFO 17 (Goal 9)
Veterans YTD 18 (Goal 40)
Fabric Postcards 127
Pet Beds 2
Placemats - 10
Chair cushions/pillows - 3
Potholders - 3
Big Fabric Flowers
Quilted for others - 2
I've decided that I'm declaring 2019 the year of Electric Quilt and veterans quilts. I want to become proficient at EQ8 so I bought some lesson workbooks. Because of my arm injury and the show, I didn't get to quilt very many veterans quilts last year. I also have a lot of fabric stash that I want to downsize. So I'm going to use my new EQ8 lesson books to design some veterans quilts and make kits with my stash. I'll use my monthly sewing days at Country School to work on them. I'll also make some quilts for other club members if they want them. Then I'll get back on track quilting them as they come in.
My goals for December are:
- bind Indonesian Batik
- make labels for Antelope Canyon and Indonesian Batik
- finish the last set of Christmas postcards
- make veterans quilt kits
- make placemats with the last of the leftover Indonesian batik fabric
12/3/2018 08:22:54 pm
So glad that you post your goals and progress! It has helped me keep track of my own as well, and also lets me know that I'm not the only one who gets side-tracked at times. It would be fun to have a sew-along with you on a veterans quilt next year if you have the time and inclination to share a pattern you've designed in EQ.
12/4/2018 07:31:46 am
You seem to be making headway on your UFOs and getting those new starts done so they don't turn into UFOs. I have seem to have lost motivation to get anything done lately. I started the year with 15 UFOs and I don't think I have got a one of them done. So far I have gotten three finishes - the Harley t-shirt quilt and two baby quilts, and made five baby quilt tops. I have been working on redoing that double wedding ring top since August and it is done. My goal this month is to get the double wedding ring quilt quilted.
12/5/2018 10:14:42 pm
I like the monthly accounting moniker - great idea for the name change. I keep thinking that I should set some (one?) goal for next year but I know that I probably will set myself up for failure before I even start. Same way I've learned the New Year's resolutions aren't for me.
12/6/2018 09:59:15 pm
The only quilting status change is one new project (EPP snowflake) started at the end of November, but completed after December 1 -- for this evenings guild ornament exchange. Still no progress on planning for the new studio, which means I have no defined sewing area and no place to set up the longarm -- sad, sad, sad.
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.