Wednesday, January 6, 2016

WIPs and UFOs

One of my goals for this year is to finish WIPs  and UFOs. A specific goal on my January list is to locate all the UFOs and log them. I did, and the result is two lists, one of UFOs and one of WIPs. What's the difference?  WIPs are less than a year from their start date or are still actively in work and on my mind, or in one case, a WIVSP (work in very slow progress).


The WIP list isn't so bad. No surprises. Most of them have been blogged about in recent months. The oldest one on the list is a hand-piecing bee project; my turn comes around every 18 months and we've been working on it for several go-rounds. Here it is on my wall as I was prepping to hand out last time.
WIVSP - Hand Pieced by CSQ Piecing Group

The UFO list, on the other hand, turned out to be longer than I expected. 12 items, and I couldn't find another that I know I never finished. (I think I may have gotten rid of it because it was faded.)

I've already dispatched the first two on the UFO list. The first went into the trash can - it sat in a basket for 20 years and collected so much dust you couldn't see the colors of the fabrics any more. What a relief to have that gone! The second wasn't far enough along to be worth pursuing. I saved the cute ABC fabric and put it into my stash; I can use it for donation quilts. The few flying geese units that are finished are in a baggie to go to the free table at guild.

Most of the rest of the UFOs are worth finishing. There is one that I don't like and I will offer the blocks for sale, trade, or whatever, in a separate post another time. My goal for the year is to finish as many as possible. We'll see how many I manage to get done by the end of the year.

Linking up with WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced and Let's Bee Social at Sew Fresh Quilts.

10 comments:

  1. How wonderful that just going through the list cleared things up for you!

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  2. How brave! I'm afraid to put all my UFOs on a list because I don't want know how many I really have :) This year I'm giving away some blocks I made 15 years ago. I finally accepted the fact that I'll never make that quilt.

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  3. You are definitely a braver person than I am. I refuse to count. I know there are at least 20 UFO's and that doesn't count the things I've been working on over the last year. Good luck at getting finishes!!! :)

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  4. lol, I am so impressed with your spread sheets. Unfortunately I fall into the "afraid to count" list and I haven't even been quilting that long !

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  5. Nicely done, I did something similar and it was frightening how many projects I had, but it also felt goo to get a handle on all of them. I look forward to seeing your progress.

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  6. Hi, I really admire your intentions, good luck with a year of great finishes!

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  7. That WIVSP is gorgeous! It looks like it's getting close to a finish. Congrats on dispatching two UFOs so quickly. What's left looks to be a pretty manageable list. Good luck with your finish it up campaign.

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  8. When I was looking at your chart and saw that you were planning to bring one project to the guild free table, I read it as guilt free table--which I guess is the same thing. Tee hee!

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  9. My WISP seems like it is becoming a WIVSP. ;) I bet it feels good to have these listed out like this. I like how you included reasons and notes.

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  10. Cyndy at Quilting is more fun than Housework hosts an Orphan/UFO Adoption Event. I think the next one is in March. That might be a good way to get rid of the UFO that you don't like any more.
    Your hand piecing project is gorgeous!

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