That is exactly how I’m feeling – that I am UFO central. This past week I spent a bit of time working in my sewing room. Mainly because I want to find space for a designated cutting table. I’m coming to terms that I may not be able to make my dream table work, but that is okay. I’ve got another option. It’s a kitchen cart that we no longer need in the kitchen. It has 2 drawers with would be great for cutting utensils and two shelves underneath that I can use for storage of something. Maybe my scrap bins would work well under there. I think the wheels will be minimal trouble…
Anyway – I went through more of my UFO’s and I discovered that I could rearrange them a little and open up some space, or should I say that I was able to downsize the storage needed for my UFO’s a little. I also found that I have some UFO’s that should be easily completed. Three have all the blocks completed although only one of them has the setting triangles ready to go. The other two need some sashing fabric and setting triangle fabric. There is even one that only needs borders and they are at least cut and just need to be trimmed to size and added to the quilt. That will probably be the easiest one to finish up. Plus I had some fabrics put aside to use in a project where I just hadn’t picked the pattern and I got around to putting that to order as well. I’m really feeling optimistic about being able to knock out quite a few of my UFO’s and starting to get them under control.
So far, I have been diligently working on the Joann’s block of the month. This one was a little more interesting (even though it was precut pieces). This time each month encourages you to try some different techniques. There was some basic piecing and appliqué, but also partial seams and cutting with templates and on the last block Y-seams. I’ve gotten all but the last block completed – and I’m delaying a little because of those Y-seams. I’ve tried them before and it didn’t go so well. These do have some explicit instructions so I’ll give them a go and see if it doesn’t work out for me. At least it is the last block and then I will switch over to the stained glass paper pieced block. I really want to get going on that one so I don’t get behind. I hope to at least have some pictures of the completed blocks from my UFO and the start of my paper pieced block. Wish me luck!
I hope you are doing well on your Revolutions. I’ve not had much luck on some of my other revolutions, but tomorrow is a new day and a chance to start again and I am looking forward to that. All we can do is just keep trying – we only fail when we stop trying.
Oh! If you are working along with me on getting your UFO’s completed, please feel free to post any pictures in the comments. It’s like show and tell and I just love show and tell. I’ll try to not have your completed UFO’s turn into new UFO’s for me…..