Shelly, over at PrairieMoonQuilts is hosting the 7th annual Final Countdown. It’s a chance to do a few things in your quilting space to get you ready for the new year. I’m not sure how long I’ve been participating, but whatever the challenge, it’s usually something which needs to be done in my space.
Organize ALL our UFOs
This task is easy for me — as I’ve been tracking them since 2009. I’m now down to 30 quilts in progress and 23 quilt tops.
I have a spreadsheet with multiple tabs. One tab lists the quilts in progress.
The WIP_UFO tab lists each project, a code for the current status/type of project (C – still cutting, Q – Partially Quilted, P – Still Piecing, S – Swap Blocks, L – Leader/Ender Project, B – Needs Borders, H – Hand Piecing, A – Applique Project, I – Inherited Project), where it is stored, who it is for, when I started it, when I need it and a few notes.
The location is PB for Project Boxes:
3 is for the UFO box on the shelf:
Another tab contains a list of all of my quilt tops.
It lists the quilt top name, when I started it, when it became a top, when I need it, a few notes, whether or not I have the backing and binding, what size it is and how I plan on quilting it.
The tops are in two boxes. The box on the floor contains the tops which have quilt backings.
The box on the top shelf are those which need backings.
This past summer I culled my UFOs. At least one BOM only had a few blocks made, so the fabric was put back into the stash and the blocks into the Orphan Block Box. Two sets of blocks were used together to create a couple of donation tops and a couple of tops waiting for borders or to be quilted were re-worked to a size for donation. So, my UFO/Tops are in pretty good shape.
I guess that sends me back to Task # 1.