So here's how I'm doing on my quilty ambitions as of the end of June.
1. Shorten the UFO list.
I started 2018 with 17 quilts on the UFO list. As of the end of June there are 18 quilts on the UFO list. I consider a quilt a UFO once it's been on the project list for a year. There's only been one finish this year and it wasn't on the UFO list yet. So I'm not doing so hot on this ambition. It's not from lack of trying. There has been good progress on the six projects I've worked on this year. It just hasn't been enough to get those quilts to the finish line.
2. Participate in quilt alongs/mysteries. Since the goal is to finish up the old stuff, I limited myself to just three this year.
2018 Rainbow Scrap Challenge - Started
Bonnie Hunter Mystery
I've decided not to do Cheryl's Plus Sign Sampler, but may start one of the quilts in her Modern Plus Sign Quilts book. Or since my goal is to clear off the UFO list, I may skip out on that quilt along completely.
3. Find 15 minutes to stitch each day.
I'm doing well with this ambition. The success rate for the year is 94.54%. So I'm not sure why I'm not seeing any finishes.
4. Stash Management/Stash Organization
Limit purchases to 5 yards per quarter: at 18.91 yards incoming
Spend 30 minutes each week on organization: hit and miss
Any new projects must use stash fabrics only: good here
Pick a RSC project that uses precut strips: Sampler uses strips
Well 3 out of 4 ambitions on this point is pretty good. I'm over my goal for incoming fabric as of the mid-year point, but as long as I don't add more than one more yard the next 6 months, I'll be OK on that one for the year. I'm not doing so hot on organizing the stash. It's been hard to find time to sew this year, so spending time organizing has just not been as high a priority.
5. Blog once a week.
I've managed at least 2 posts a week since the first of the year. So I'm doing OK on this front too.
Other than getting quilts to the finish line, the year is going pretty well. I'm linking up with Yvonne's mid-year review party where you can see how well other's are doing on meeting their quilty ambitions.
Since finishes don't seem to be happening, I'm going to use the rest of this post to document the progress for the year. I need the morale boost. The picture on the left is where the project was as of 12/31/2017. The picture of the right shows the status as of the last time I worked on the project.
January Project: Chain Reaction (aka Geek Chic) Done
February Project: Magnolia Mystery Quilt (Needs binding)
March Project: Vintage Dresses (Needs borders)
April Project: En Provence (Sewing on binding)
May Project: Christmas Angels (Needs borders)
June Project: Red, White and Blue Stars (Finish making blocks)
So I'm close to finishes on two quilts. But only one is on the UFO list. Magnolia Mystery wasn't started till September last year, so it's still a WIP. Well I got this far in the last 6 months and there is still 6 more to go. Time enough to move a couple more off the list you think?