October 13, 2011
Posted by thequiltinggarden on Thursday, October 13th, 2011
What's Blooming Today?
My husband, Paul, use to ask me how many projects I’m working on. But he has caught on. Now he asks me how many projects am I working on and how many projects haven’t I finished? When I think about my projects I put them into two categories--UFO (Unfinished Fabric Objects) and WIP (Work In Process). I’ve been working on my own definition of what the difference is between a UFO and a WIP. For me, a WIP is a project that is sitting in my quilting studio (no longer do I call it a sewing room), and a UFO is a project sitting in the closet.
I don’t think I’m doing too badly. I only have 17 projects. I like to think all my projects are WIP. But of the 17, there are 5 in the closet. The other 12, I work on periodically (at least, this is what I tell myself). I have lots of reasons why they are not as far along as I would like them to be or why they are not in the closet. But we won’t go there.
The 5 in the closet are all tops ready to be quilted. The oldest one is 3 years old. My, how quickly time passes! I have been quilting all of my quilts. But these 5 have always seem to be too big to quilt with a domestic sewing machine. I even took an all day lesson on a long arm quilter because I figured I would quilt those 5 on one. But I realize there is a learning curve to using one of them and I’m not sure I want to use any of the 5 to practice on.
But now that I have quilted this quilt which is 64” x 78” on my sewing machine, I have the confidence to quilt those 5. I have moved them into the quilting studio therefore they are WIP and I now have no more UFOs. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it! What’s your story when it comes to UFOs and WIP?
Let your Imagination Bloom!
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