Mid-Year WIP Check-In
Like many quilters, I make a WIP (work-in-progress) list at the beginning of the year in the hopes it will motivate me to finish a few projects, or at the very least make some progress on them. I like to use the UFO Resolution tracker that All People Quilt sponsors. (See link below.) Let's see where I stand...
So in January, I had this beautiful list written out, patiently awaiting monthly assignments. (see left)
Today, this is what it looks like:
January #7 - this quilt is needs a backing, but is otherwise ready to quilt. (pic 1 below)
February #2 - calling it done; because I'm done with it. Sometimes a project isn't worth finishing; and this was one of those. (see the pic 2 below of the mostly white quilt)
March #11 - Ready to quilt
April #4 - Completed! I'll do a full post on this quilt because it was a full process. (pic 3 below)
May #9 - Ready to quilt
June #5 - Made progress on it; see a previous post on the Cottage Tulip quilt. (see one rosette below - pic 4)
July #12 - Completed. I try to do a couple charity quilts each year. I'll put a picture below of the small coffee-themed quilt. (pic 5 below)
The last three pictures are my in-progress piles. If a quilt is ready to go to the longarm, it gets put on a hanger with the backing and waits for its glorious day. The quilts that are still far from being finished are kept, nicely organized in plastic bins. One of these bins holds orphan blocks too for future charity quilts.
All-in-all I've definitely made progress, and I still have a ways to go. But I have my trusty list so I know I'll get there eventually.
I've also started and finished a few other quilts that you'll see in future posts, so stay tuned!
Until next time - gotta get back to the lab!
PS - I've been busy in other web-based areas too! Check out my YouTube Channel: My Quilt Lab.
That beautiful top image was made by:
Where to find that UFO spreadsheet: