As 2015 drew to an end, I sat down to take account of my quilting projects. I began the year with a list of 9 major UFOs. That was not all of them but ones I chose to focus on. I’m not ready to give away unfinished projects. I even accept some from others.
In 2015 I finished 3 queen size quilts and 1 lap quilt on my UFO list. I tried very hard to not start a new project unless I finished a quilt on my UFO list, but I LOVE to explore new techniques and designs in magazines and online.
For 2016 instead of focusing on my list of unfinished projects, I plan to approach my UFOs in a new direction. I made a list of 6 quilt tops that are just waiting to be quilted. They are stacked with their backing. Another 2 only need a border or 2. Since I don’t hand quilt, I hope to finish all of them this year with much quicker machine quilting. I would like to feel free to start a new big quilt project for myself (there are a few on my wish list), but not until several of those on the list are finished.
I enjoy sewing many types of items – not just quilts. In the new year I hope to spend more time sewing doll clothes and handmade dolls - one for each granddaughter. My granddaughters love clothes made by Grandma. Here is Lily in her princess dress at Christmas. I expect my sewing machines will get a good workout in 2016.
Wishing you a wonderful New Year with time to sew and quilt!