Kept In Stitches

Confessions of a fabric hoarder

I don’t know about everyone else, but I seem to start twice as many projects as I finish.  What is my motivation to finish these UFO’s?  The obvious would be a restraining order from all quilt shops.  But, that’s not reasonable. Therefore, I will restrict myself to “no more” fabric until at least 4 of my UFO’s are done.  No…I haven’t been drinking!  It’s been almost 2 weeks now since I’ve bought new fabric, but I have to admit, the urge is still there…

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Project #1
I decided to go with an easy project before diving into the abyss.  I was making a few pincushions and ran out of crushed walnut shells so I just put the project away.  Made sense to me!  Well, the pincushions are now done.  The problem with that is it has been so long that I can no longer remember whom I was making the pincushions.  Once again, NOT drunk…maybe a little dementia.






Project #2
I found a shoe box in the bottom of the tote that was bursting with green and neutral print fabrics.  Three completed blocks, my hand written directions, and sketches of the block be made.  The blocks are made of half square triangles(HST) and was supposed to be another quick project…Wrong!  I made HST’s for a couple of days before I realized why I put the project away. Now, I’ve started making these blocks again, and I SWEAR, I’m going to finish this quilt top!

2 thoughts on “Keeping Life Colorful and Controlled

  1. Jim Hahn says:

    I’m on a UFO binge myself. I have to make room for more fabric. So now I make quilts in pairs. One new one and one UFO. Which brings me to a question I may post on Facebook as well. How long does a project have to sit untouched before it is considered a UFO. I’m currently working on a new quilt, a quilt from last year and a quilt from two years ago. Is that one UFO or two?


    1. Hey Jim, I think any project that has begun is now an unfinished project. Maybe it’s just at a different stage of UFO. Working on your projects in pairs is brilliant. I need to implement that into my sewing routine.


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