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Wednesday, January 04, 2012

2012: the year of the UFO

At my quilt guild meeting yesterday, we learned that the theme for the year will be UFOs.  As in finishing some!  Well, I couldn't think of a better theme for this year, honestly.

I'm going to make my list of UFO projects (all varieties) that I would like to work on this year, along with those that have the potential to be finished.  This will not become a race, nor a pressure, but a reminder of all the beautiful projects I might tend to forget about along the journey, especially when I start new ones.

I want to get some good use out of the new tools I have, like quilting with my Bernina, and of course my new ironing board topper.  Hopefully this will help me get the piles of UFOs and WIPs in my sewing room down to something a little more manageable. 

I received approval for vacation leave for my guild's quilt retreat in March, so I'm planning to get a lot of sewing accomplished that week. I'll have to make sure and plan well, so I don't take too much or too little with me to get the max use of that time with quilting friends.  Last year was a lot of fun, and I got quite a bit done while learning a new technique (the one block wonder). This year, I plan to make the project, a much smaller, but quite useful and pretty one, an iron caddy. 

Okay, off to make my list.  And I'll take a picture of CC's quilt progress while I'm at it. It is getting very close to being a quilt top!

Oh, and just to be clear... this doesn't preclude new starts. I just want to really focus on finishing a few things I've already started. I fully expect to start another quilt project or two, from stash I've already acquired... :)

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