Monday, January 02, 2006

January Resolutions Beginning


On one of the quilt lists I belong to we're doing a sewing room cleanup, which started today -- just a bit at a time til it's done -- doesn't take much time out of the day, and you still accomplish something. Today's goal was to make a space to contain your ufo's and wips so that you have a place to gather them as you clean the rest of the area. I have two drawers in a dresser that I have ufos packaged in bags -- I took them all out, inventoried and put them back. Total is 36 (there may be more in other areas, but I haven't pulled them yet!). A lot of them are tops waiting to be quilted, at least 7 of them are kits I made up myself, pieces all cut to size and ready to be pieced or appliqued into a quilt. My goal is to finish at least 1 ufo each month for 2006. I hope to finish a lot more, but don't see a point in making myself crazy!
Anyway, to that end, I managed to get my Scrappy Pineapple Blossom on the HQ this afternoon. I hope to start quilting it later this week. And yes, I count this top as a ufo, because I count anything I have started and not completely finished as a ufo - they don't have to be aged.

Also -- two days down and no fabric purchased! And, the backing for the quilt on the frame is pieced from stash, the label is made and so is the binding!

11 comments :

Laurie said...

Joanne,
What a neat idea with the sewing room cleanup! I like it! Keep us up to date on your progress!

And good luck with the UFO's and congrats on no new fabric purchase! LOL

Hugs
Laurie

Lucy said...

Enjoy your new handles at your machine:c) .. Can't wait to see your result!!

The Calico Cat said...

Good for you - I see UFO's the same, anything that is not "done done."

cher said...

impressive! I too like the idea of baby steps in cleaning up the sewing room-can't wait to see the quilt off the frame-looks great.
Cher

Marilyn said...

Sounds like you're off to a GREAT start for 2006. Congrats on not purchasing fabric. I'm also in "no buy" mode, so I'm planning to piece some backs for the quilt tops I have waiting to be quilted. Can't wait to see the Pineapple Blossom completely done!

Marilyn

Nancy said...

I'm doing a sewing room cleanup too. Taking one box a day out to David's shop until I have all the excess stuff out that just gets tossed in there. Then when I get it really clean I'll bring back 1 box at a time. When I unpack them, if I can't find a home for the stuff inside then out it goes. I want to be able to use my sewing room insteat of just using it as a repository for everything in the house we can't find a place for!

Finn said...

Hi Joanne, the quilt looks as awesome as ever in the frame! Good for you for piecing the backing from the stash! We'll make it yet! I got brave enough to post my UFO's and WIP last night..yikes!! I somehow missed the sewing room part..better go back and read that..LOL..mine are here there and everywhere..*G*

Dawn said...

Oh I'm afraid to even count my UFO'
s! I can't wait to see your pineapple quilted!

dot said...

What a good way to start the New Year. It would take me more than a few hours to clean my sewing room. I too have decided to just quilt from stash. I have sooo much fabric. It was hard not to go to the fabric store today when doing errands but I didn't.

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Oh, please do share a bit about your home quilting set-up! I love hearing what people have to say about their systems - there is so much variety out there now - really something for everyone.

Darcie said...

You mean resolutions are really supposed to be acted upon? ;-) Great job...hat's off to you, Joanne!

Have fun quilting your Pineapple Blossom!