Thursday, May 17, 2012
WIP's and UFO's
I have always believed I work best when I multi-task. Recently experts are telling us there is no such thing as multi-tasking and that we should concentrate on doing one thing at a time or risk doing everything slapdash (a quilting term!). Evidently these experts don't hang around with quilters!
Ask most quilters how many projects they are currently working on and they will offer up a laundry list of quilts in various stages of completion and deadlines. I admire the discipline of the occasional quilter who buys fabric only for the current project and sees it through to the very last stitch without as much as even thinking about the next project. My head churns with ideas for quilts most of the time and I admit to working on at least 4 or 5 at any given time. Quilters call these multiples WIP's - works in progress. After the WIP's have been hanging around a little too long, or shoved into the back of the closet, they slide into the UFO (unfinished object) category. Most quilters have a few UFO's lurking in the shadows whether they admit to them or not.
Today I'm showing you two of my WIP's that recently morphed into UFO's. The first is a Wacky Web quilt made with Halloween prints. I've always wanted a Halloween quilt but never pulled together enough prints to make one until this year.
The next UFO is a Jellyroll Race Quilt made from a Soul Blossom jellyroll. It's a little on the wild side, but I love bright prints right now. These prints remind me of my Woodstock days!
UFO's and WIP's are all a part of the beautiful process of making quilts. Whether you have an army of UFO's or work methodically on one project at a time, it's all good!
Wishing you Peace and Blessings....Barb