I finally received the thread and pantograph I ordered to quilt my Orca Bay quilt. So, at last it has made it onto my quilting frame. If I didn’t work full time, I’m sure I could make short work of it, but as it is, I quilt a while, then step away, go to work, then come back to it. So even a pantograph will take a few days.
I am participating in the UFO Challenge at Patchwork Times, where each month she choose a number–she chose #5 for January, which is my Orca Bay. A big challenge because when she chose it, I hadn’t finished piecing the top. And I do have a job which keeps me from quilting whenever I want.
Of course, that is not the only UFO I hadn’t finished piecing. In fact, on my list 1,2,4, 5, 9, AND 10 have significant work left to piece them. I felt kind of bad having a UFO list with only 11 UFOs, but some of those UFOs have soooooo much work left. In addition to working on Orca Bay this month, I have done a little work on a couple of other UFOs and made progress on the string quilt. I know I won’t have as much quilting time in some other months as I have had this month, so I want to make the most of it. And I have also started two other projects, which are now small tops ready to be quilted.
At the end of the year, I want to have no more than 2 or 3 projects in process. Ideally, two. That may seem ambitious to some of you, but I am not normally a person who likes to leave things undone. When I started quilting, I would not start a project until I finished the last one. I spent many years with far too many irons in the fire. Now I don’t want to feel overwhelmed when looking at my to do list. Do unfinished projects weigh heavily on your mind?