Do I have a list of my PIGS and is it current? Yes, I have a list of my PIGS. When Jill proposed the "Year of the PIGS", I excavated my sewing room closet earlier this month to see what I had. So the list is current.
How many PIGS and UFOs do I have?
PIGS = 10
UFOs = 5
UFOs have been a big focus in my sewing room since 2009, I've more than halved the number on my list. I'm hoping to get the list down to one UFO by the end of this year. PIGS are the planned focus for next year. I do have one that I pulled out of the pile and started last year. It's a Buck-a-Block BOM from 2006. It's one of my PhDs for Myra's PhD Challenge (that post is here).
What are my oldest PIGS and how old are they? To be honest, I'm not sure. Most of my early quilts date from classes and I was pretty good about keeping the papers (supply lists) with the class dates on them. But for the grocery sack projects, I didn't keep any type of records. There are two PIGS that were conceived in the same year (I think), though I couldn't tell you in what order. I bought the fabric at the same quilt shop, at about the same time. In one case the pattern came first, King's Hiway from the book "Quilts from The Quilt Makers Gift" by Joanne Larsen Line and Nancy Loving Tubesing, illustrated by Gait de Marcken, published by Scholastic, Inc in 2000.
I saw the fabric and thought it would look great made into that pattern.
The second PIGS was a fabric first, pattern second project. This was supposed to be a second quilt for kiddo who couldn't decide who she liked best, Little Mermaid or Buzz Lightyear. So I bought both fabrics. The Little Mermaid quilt did get finished but I never got to Buzz.
Kiddo knew what she wanted and she helped me design a quilt in Quilt Pro 4. This was the pattern she had decided on.
The fabric for both PIGS was probably purchased in late 2004 or early 2005 (Kiddo was 4 or 5). I'll probably finish the Buzz quilt and donate it for the school auction. With Toy Story 3 out, I'm sure some little kid would like it (unfortunately kiddo is too old for a Buzz quilt, though she did like the new movie). I'm undecided on what to do with the Kings Hiway project. I still like the fabrics, but I'm not sure they will work well in the chosen project. I should mock up that quilt in EQ7, see if it works or not.
Check out the all the details on the secret life of other PIGS over at Jill's blog.