Wednesday, January 5, 2022

This Year's Focus

 For the past decade or so, I have taken the last few weeks of each year to ready my business for the new year, clean/organize my house and give thought to what I really want to accomplish over the next 12 months.  I also update all my work spreadsheets - including my list of all of my UFOs.

I ended up with 19 in case you were wondering!

A quilty friend and I always have a competition to see who ends the year with the least UFOs.  We tied for the second year in a row.  But what we both discovered is that we both do great at finishing the new starts but continue to carryover the older UFOs.

So we came up with a plan...




We made a list of 12 old projects and every month we will take turns choosing a number and we will at least try and make progress on that UFO.

So this month, I will be working with this pile of fabric I adopted from another friend.  A lot of the fabric is already cut into strips and the larger pieces look like about 1/8 yard cuts.  Not sure what the original plan was but I will figure something to make from it all.  There is even a backing fabric and a fun stripe I think I will use for the binding.

I am happy that the first UFO drawn looks like it will be something I can finish up.  It will start the year off with a success.  We shall see how long I can keep it up!


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16 comments:

  1. What a fun idea, Cynthia! Your own personal UFO Club and a friend to share it with. Happy finishing from The Joyful Quilter (at work. Again!)

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  2. I like that you take the time to get organized and make a plan. This sounds like a great plan and this first UFO project fabric bundle looks really promising!

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  3. It's a lovely set of fabrics. I'm sure you'll make something fabulous!

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  4. Great idea, I do something similar. Such pretty colours in this group.

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  5. That's a pretty pile of fabrics, and a great idea to work on a UFO for each month! I've been trying to work out a similar plan for myself. It's worth a try anyway!

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  6. I am happy to say I had more finishes than starts this year

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  7. Good luck with the UFOs. I started out 2021 with the plan not to have any UFOs...well 2021 had other plans. LOL

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  8. That's a fun idea. I know you work well with challenges so I'm sure you'll have a great year. Love the fabrics you have to work with. Can't wait to seeing what you'll do. Enjoy! ;^)

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  9. A splendid idea to reduce your projects, I shall be watching out for the results!

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  10. Sounds like a great plan and sharing it with a friend is bonus motivation! Looking forward to what you come up with for that stack of pretty fabrics!

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  11. I like it - and a *ruthless* (haha) friend to keep you on track!!!!

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  12. You can participate in the American Patchwork & Quilting UFO's Challenge on Facebook. There is a whole group and some make more than one list of 12! I have joined in your Quilting Orphan Adoption in the past by both giving and receiving. Here's to a hopeful New Year.

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  13. What fun fabrics! This is going to be a UFO year for me, too!

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  14. We're doing the number thing in my guild. Just the motivation I need! Good luck!

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  15. What a pretty collection of fabrics that you will be working on this month. Lovely colour palette. I think you will have fun turning these into a pretty quilt.

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  16. I love it when a plan comes together. We'll see if I can get some tops done this year! Hope you have success as well in your hopes!

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