So flipping through Instagram I've seen several things about finishing UFOs, and even a challenge to make it happen. Then over on the Stashbusting Sewalong folks started LISTING all of their UFOs, and making goals about finishing them??!
What is this madness- no more half-done projects lying about and sucking all of our creative juices?
Well, actually, that sounds pretty good...
I'll join in. Listed, by category, from oldest to youngest:
1: Made by Rae Washi Dress, ca. Spring 2013 At this point, I think it would be safe to call this a wearable muslin... In retrospect, the colors aren't great and I'm not sure I'm quite the same size!
2: Colette Juniper Pants, ca. Fall 2013(I think?)Started in a butter-soft peachy twill, I'm hoping they'll fit. I love the idea of these pants for Spring!
3: Sewaholic Thurlow Trousers, ca. Fall 2013(I think) Started in a hunter green twill, they'll go with a lot, and I really want to wear these! Hopefully soon!
4: Raspberry circle skirt/dress refashion, ca Summer 2013 I made a backless dress out of this lovely, drapey stuff in 2010. And then turned it into an infinity dress in 2011. And I ripped that apart in 2013. It's all set to become a skirt with the awesome yoga waistband that could be a strapless dress in a pinch, because that's a lot closer to what my life needs right now.
5: Turquoise shot cotton TNT shirt, ca 2015 I ran out of thread and it all went downhill. Back to the machine soon with this one!
6: Seamwork Moji Pants, ca Summer 2016 They really don't have far to go... I want to try something a little different in the waistband, and I have to cut another piece.
7: Red mini, ca Summer 2016 This one was self-drafted, and may be a wadder, but I should sew the button on and find out for real, don't you think?
Accessories(sewn and knit):
8/9: Self-drafted weekenders for me and for the husband: Simple box shape, a couple pockets in the lining, and a big pocket along the front. Zipper closure. Kraft-tex accents(sews like paper, looks like leather... Very cool stuff!)
10: bag for a good friend: Another self-drafted thing. Block-fused, cut out, and ready to go!
11: checkerboard scarf: This one is knitting. It's an infinity scarf, and it's a way to get used to alternating between knitting and purling, and it's been so fun to carry around and work on!
For the Home/Office:
12/13: Re-cover the wingbacks: It'll get 12 yards and about twice that in piping out of the stash. Plus, the 'before' on these is too crazy to live with for much longer. It's a good thing they're comfy.
14: Slipcover the chair-and-a-half at work: It's silly that I haven't already finished this. Only one arm, the skirt and the cushion to go.
15: Chunky knit blanket: This is my car-knitting. SO bulky and warm, and much more pleasant to work on since I got circulars to use on it.
16: Curtains at work!: Sheers that will add character more than anything else, but that I look forward to having, nonetheless.
17: Sampler Quilt for our bed, using (some) blocks from the Farmer's Wife Quilt: Really, this one has become the best kind of hodgepodge. Lots of blocks from the book, with extras from blocks I've taught or wanted to recreate from Pinterest.
18: Star Sampler couch quilt: Born of the cool assortment of star blocks I've come across, and designed to hone some skill-sets. I am excited to get these in my living room.
19: Oxford Comma Quilt: Charm squares and lots of prayers in this one. No real pattern.
20: Quarter-log-cabin Baby Quilt: For a cool little one of a good good friend, whose children I used to take care of. It's back from the long-armer, and just needs binding.
21: Scrappy Trip for a Baby Cowboy: A sweet little chunk of a boy needs some handmade love too. Working on big-stitch quilting this one off-and-on.
22: Scrappy potholder palate cleansers: So close on these! Just need to back and bind them, and they're little so they should go quick.
23: Christmas Scrappy Trip: 2/12 blocks done, and another 4/12 begun. All the fabric is cut. This will be good mindless sewing, if nothing else...
I think that's all of them. I HOPE that's all of them. Here's hoping they get finished off in 2017!