UFO Plan for 2020

First, Happy New Year! My New Year began with a major reorganization of my unfinished projects, fabric and sewing space. It just seems like a good way to begin the year with a clean slate.

My goal for 2020 is to finish at least twelve of my UFO projects. That's an average of one per month. Of course, some projects are smaller or only have a few steps remaining. Others will take longer to complete.

My process began by gathering all my UFOs, current projects and other projects. Then I piled them on the kitchen table. It kept looking worse and worse as the pile grew. Soon it was apparent I needed a strategy.

For each project I asked myself:

What kind of project is this?

  • Quilt, Wall Hanging

  • Handbag, tote, other bags

  • Table runner, pillow, other craft item.

What type of project is this?

  • Applique

  • Pieced

  • Paper-pieced

  • Embroidery

Do I still want to make this item?

For the items I no longer wanted to make, I removed the fabric and added it to my “fabric stash” to sort another time. Because some of the projects in this group were not started yet, it was easy to move them to the fabric pile. Blocks or partial blocks I added to my box of test blocks. They are useable for charity projects and other quick quilt projects like pillows and placemats.

All the table runner, pillow and craft items were grouped together, and I placed them in the first drawer of the daybed in my sewing room. This drawer also has a couple binders of magazines in it, so it really isn’t as many projects as it looks like on the surface.

All the handbag, tote and other craft items are in the middle drawer of the daybed. This group had more projects than I expected. I may reconsider not making more of these later. For now, I’m happy with the projects that remain.