Did you get your computer files all cleaned up?
I worked on it, but I’ll confess — I do OK with files, but when it comes to pictures, I tend to get lost going down memory lane, and the clean up part doesn’t go very quickly!
So I’ll keep chipping away at this. But for right now, it’s time to move on.
This week it’s time for something a bit more fun and quilty-related — I’m tired of paperwork and the like. This week we’re going to:
Last time I did this one, I said choose your oldest UFO. This time, which UFO you choose to work on is up to you. It does not have to be your oldest one, but it should be one that you’d like to get finished and off your list, or at least reorganized and ready to move forward with.
I’ve chosen mine, and you’ll most likely be a little amused by it.
Back when Rag Quilts first hit the scene, I, of course, had to make a few. I tired of them rather quickly, and after my third one, decided that I was never going to make another rag quilt ever again — but this decision did not come until I had gone a tidget overboard on the purchasing of homespun fabric. (Just a tidget!)
So I decided to use up all the homespun leftovers in a couple of scrappy quilts to get rid of it, but evidently, I was really tired of homespun, and I cut out some pieces, but never went any further with the scrappy quilts.
During the Final Countdown, when I was reorganizing my UFOs, I debated just getting rid of the entire mess, but got to looking through it and realized how much time I had already spent cutting. I also looked at my homespun stash and realized it’s almost gone, so if I’d just finish these two quilts, it’ll be out of my life forever!
So here’s the first quilt I’ll be finishing up with my leftover homespuns. It’s called Whistle Stop, from the October 2000 issue of McCall’s Quilting magazine:
I’m going to make it in a size that will work for our guild’s donations to the nursing home, and it’ll make a fantastic lap or throw quilt for a gentleman!
With the leftover pieces from Whistle Stop, I’m simply making Log Cabin blocks, and will put those together into however many quilts they’ll make, also for the gentlemen in the nursing homes in our area.
I’m even going to piece my backings from the homespun, just to use up every last little bit of it. Great cozy quilts for guys, and whittling down my stash, all in one fell swoop!
And I can already say — if there’s any homespun left over after these 2 or 3 quilts, I’m either giving it away or recycling it, because it has to leave my house!
How about you?
Do you have a special UFO you’d like to work on this week?
A UFO that is taking up space? One that if you’d only finish it (or get rid of it), would help you with getting your sewing space organized?
That’s our task this week — I’m anxious to hear about your projects!