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Monday, January 10, 2022

Design Wall Monday - January 10, 2022

 Good Morning Quilters!

The new quilting year has started well for me.  As I usually do, I took a look around at the projects I hope to work on in the future.   The list is long, but after reading the internet definition of a UFO (Un-Finished Object), I decided, I don’t have any.  You see, the internet defines a quilter’s UFO as “something you started, but haven’t worked on in over a year”.  I reasoned that if this definition is true (and it must be true because I read it on the internet) then I can change my perspective.

With a brand new year ahead of me, I could eliminate all of my UFOs.    Because, when I work on every one of them in 2022,  they will change status and be WIPs! This is a much nicer definition for them, and it will provide us much variety every Monday as I give updates  We all know I need variety.  

The box of plaid fabrics occupied my quilt room this week.  I sorted and cut plaid fabrics and now have three future quilts planned from this box. 

 The first is a square block surrounded by smaller squares.  


This future quilt will have large blocks finishing at 16” square (center 8” square surrounded by 2” squares.). All squares are cut, and four blocks assembled.  The remaining block parts are separated into zip lock baggies, 49 pieces per bag, for the next time I work on it.  

The second one is made of very large hsts, and the quilt top is planned out and blocks made.  The blocks are in baggies by rows, ready to assemble into a quilt top.  Here it is lying on the floor for a picture before being bagged up.

The hsts will finish at 9” square, so the quilt top will be 72” square.

 


The third future quilt is just a box full of cut squares, which will finish at 6” by 6”.


This quilt is planned to be very simple, just sewing these blocks together.  It is a project for one of those days when my brain in not ready for anything complicated.

So my week was spent taming the overflowing box of plaid fabrics.  What was your week like?   Please join our Design Wall Monday Linky Party, and show us.  Thanks to all of you who link up and also link back to this post from within your post.  I encourage you to send your readers over here to visit the many blogs in the linky party.  


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14 comments:

  1. I can not wait to see all of the WIPS that you work on this year. I have found that I need some variety too. Love your plaids and the quilt that you have in the works. Thank you for hosting the link party and have a great week.

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  2. You got a good start on the first two plaid quilts. You have a unique approach to addressing your UFO list. Good luck!

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  3. The plaids are going to be wonderful in all 3 projects. Happy stitching!

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  4. I believe the simple blocks make the most darling quilts. I am sure these projects will be beautiful.

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  5. I don't think I can work even a little on all my ufos to convert them to wips, but I can try. haha I have a large box of plaids and I really like what you are doing - thanks

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  6. we start so many quilts sometimes that we just love and really want to make then all of a sudden loose interest in - weird isn't it.

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  7. Wow you're so organized! Way to turn all the UFOs into WIPs!!

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  8. the plaids are so homey. Do you know Kaja at SewSlowly blog? she often works in plaids and shirting. Her improv work is awesome and she mostly uses reclaimed clothing cottons. LeeAnna

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  9. Judy, you certainly did a splendid job of taming those plaids. I think they will all be special but I must admit I'm quite smitten by the HST's one in the center. Happy Stitching!

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  10. Your reframing of our UFO problem is the stuff of genius. I'm glad you're working for the nice guys. We're off to a good start --> Happy New Year!

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  11. Hi Judy, that's an excellent way to keep those UFOs down - there is certainly nothing wrong with having a bunch of WIPs around. I also need variety, projects to work on when I'm tired and others for more energetic days. Good luck with your plaid quilts - you are so organised. That makes picking up a WIP much easier than trying to figure out where you were. Have a great week and thanks for the linking party.

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  12. Love all the plaids. It can be hard to find certain colors at times. Have fun with all your new projects.

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  13. Happy new year! I really like your thinking about UFOs vs WIPs. I think I counted about 40 recently. Not sure they will all get some airing time this year but i could try!

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  14. Great idea to turn the UFOs to WIPs! I finally finished cutting four different widths of strips from my bin of old Christmas fabrics... i know that I had over 100 different cuts of fabric in there. Some were larger yardages so I kept them big to use a possible borders. My smaller bins are stowed away and the next step will be cutting the larger strips into squares. Already, such a feeling of accomplishment.

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