Monday, October 25, 2010
I also realized that my projects fall into 4 categories: UFO (Unfinished Objects), WIP (Work in Progress), Archive (things I'll never finish but will keep for historical value) and a category I'll call NEP (Next Evil Plan).
I have a pile of UFO's I plan to get finished by Christmas so I can get a move on with other projects. The good news is that when I pulled all of them out recently, I liked them again. I think they became UFOs because I started disliking them. The Ojibwe beadwork inspired quilt was annoying me because of the repeated elements. I've done more annoying repetitions lately, so it looks reasonable now. A round robin project was abandoned as it didn't seem to go together well. I've done more free-form / abstract quilts now and think it looks great. My new trick is going to be finishing the old UFO's without having my WIP become my new UFOs.