Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Getting around to Doing

Posted by Strlady at 9:22 AM
I have been thinking on ways to get my projects out the door (or off my UFO list) and I think I have been doing fairly well. I joined the Guild, I've added a few quilty blogs to my google reader (serves as inspiration) and now I'm joining the Charming Girls' Quilt club.

Kelly over at Charming Chatter is hosting a quilt club that promises to be somewhat of a challenge, but that I hope will clear some of the UFOs I have in one of the plastic bins in my closet. I don't have many projects but those I have, have been sitting in the bin for a while.

The idea is to post about the project you expect to finish during the month by the 7th of the given month and then report at the end of the month as to your progress (hopefully you will have finished the project by then). I don't think I've started and finished a project in a month in a very long time but I have many UFOs that just need a little motivation to be called finished.

This month is a bit of a bust since I have actually been helping my daughter on a project of her own but I still think I might be able to get some work done to move some of my projects forward.
First I really need to pull out my UFO bin and take inventory as to where I stand on each one of the projects. I know I have a top that is missing a border and another that needs the rows sewn together. I have another one that needs some applique and a baby quilt that needs a few more rows added to be called complete. Then there is my pinwheels and posies quilt and a hawaiian quilt wallhanging that needs a flying geese border. These are only a few of the pieces I'm looking to finish so I need all the motivation I can get. Then I won't feel so guilting about starting all those new projects I have playing in my head.

I also need to bite the bullet and decide what to keep and what to giveaway. I have a few quilts that will never be called finished because I just don't like / want them anymore. Those I am just going to giveaway. Get them out the door to someone that will finish them and love them.

So my goal this month is to get organized so that I can actually work on the projects I need to finish.

If you are interesting in learning more about the Charming Girls' Quilt Club, you can read all about it here: Charming Girl's Quilt Club

2 comments on "Getting around to Doing"

Carol R. on July 9, 2009 at 3:04 PM said...

Welcome to the club! Isn't it exciting what Kelly has started? Can't wait to see some of your finished projects.

Brenda on July 10, 2009 at 2:17 AM said...

OMG! The pressure, the pressure. I can't join that club, the stress would kill me! Lol!


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