Sunday, December 26, 2010

PhD's, UFO's, WIP's - those darn projects!

However you label them in your own sewing room, these things just hang out and take up space. Sometimes, they do so for years.

Years, people.  At least, in my world. 

But I'm changing that one month, one year at a time.  Last year I participated in Myra's PhD Challenge and I did alright. It is a 6 month challenge. Identify your PhD's and then spend the next 6 months working them to finish them.  Having a short period to work on these, I found, keeps me motivated. I'm participating again this year along with Judy Laquidara's UFO challenge over at Patchwork Times.  The difference, Judy's lasts all year. So, I have 6 months worth set out below. I will add another 6 months in June when I get there. If I do more, I know me, I'll be getting overwhelmed with the thought even if it is an entire year. Since Judy's Challenge has a numbering twist, my UFO's will have two numbers assiged for each (except #s 6 & 7). This way, I can work on whichever one is pulled out of Judy's magic # hat each month. (Don't know what I'm talking about? Head to Judy's blog and see what I mean.)

So, here are my projects. I am going to complete 7 of them. No, really, I am.

The Bento Box quilt and the Summer Porch quilt.

The SIL Jinny Beyer quilt.

The Chateau Wall Hanging and the Deer quilts (no pictures but both these have already been started).

Finally, the Double Wedding Ring and the Pineapple quilts.

Wish me luck and why don't you join the challenge. It's fun and inspiring to see everyone's projects as they are completed.

Cheers! Beck


Kate said...

Very nice projects. I'm participating in Myra's challenge too, but committed to finishing only 3, with a back up just in case I get that far (unlikely, but I'm ever the optimist). Good luck on your 7. Looking forward to all the finishes!

Shay said...

I'll be looking forward to seeing tht wedding ring quilt finished. It looks so cute.

I'm going to pace myself next year and try to only work on three things at once...

Dionne said...

Wow, nice list! I'm in the 2011 UFO challenge along with you, but most of my projects hae a great deal of piece work left to do.
I'm looking forward to seeing your progress this year.

Myra said...

Great projects Becky... Have you forgotten about them since Jan 1st? lol! 8-)