Monday, January 7, 2008

UFOs

Happy Monday!

Didn't get much sewing done this weekend. I spent most of the weekend taking down Christmas decorations and trying to organize my basement. I did manage to take some time yesterday to enjoy the crazy weather we are having here in Kansas. High 60's in January is unheard of, but very nice. I wouldn't complain if the rest of the winter was a nice, but I know that won't be the case. Miss Grace and I went with friends to the barn to visit their horses. A good time was had by all.

Onto my Monday topic... I mentioned the other day that I picked up a copy of Quilter's Home because of an article on the cover that caught my eye. When to Declare a UFO DOA. You can really declare a project dead and not finish it??? What a novel concept, why didn't I think of it sooner????

According to the article, here are some UFO Guidelines to think about:
  1. Lose it -
  2. Rethink it - Rethink your project - could it be a table runner instead of a lap quilt? Could it be a wall hanging instead of a baby quilt?
  3. Forget it - If you can't rethink or "repurpose" the project, then maybe you should just forget it. It's OK to move on and not finish the project.
  4. Chop it - Use what has been completed to practice a technique that you've always wanted to try or need practice with.
  5. Scrap it - Turn your project into a scrap quilt. Take the pieces that are completed and make something that looks completely different in effort to finish the project.
Needless to say, after I finished up with my basement arranging, I made my way to my lair. Boy, do I have a lot more UFOs. They were hiding everywhere, in totes, boxes, and the fabric cabinet. I pulled them ALL out and put them under my quilting frame. I figure it will force me to look at them and maybe even move them when I head down to sew. I definitely need to do some rethinking, chopping and scrapping. I'm starting to think now, that I might have even "repurposed" fabric from some of those projects to other projects. UGH.

2 comments:

Mary said...

Funny, I just picked up the new Quilter's Home magazine this afternoon. I'll have to look to see if this is the issue with this article.

Lisa @ Take90West said...

I am just heading into my basement now for the same reasons!
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