At the beginning of the year I joined a UFO challenge. I had to list out the UFOs I wanted to finish and number them. Every month the host picked a number and that’s the UFO everyone worked on.
I wasn’t keen on choosing the UFOs for the list a year ahead, but I did it. After nine months of never working on the UFO chosen for that month, it’s time to bail.
I’m still working to finish those UFOs, but on my terms. I completed five so far this year. I’m sure I can finish two more. Everything after that is gravy.
So this month I counted up all those unfinished projects (22), put numbered pieces of paper in a box, and drew one. Whatever number came out, that’s what I work on. If I don’t like it enough to work on it, I either pitch it or donate it or give it to someone that will. No putting it back on the shelf. When I finish it, I’ll pick another number.
The lucky UFO for October is this quilt.
I won three of the blocks in a raffle. I made one more to even it out. After I added the border I thought it needed more, like another round of blocks. I don’t work in this style or in these colors, and I didn’t have enough similar fabric to add another round. So on the UFO shelf it went.
I don’t want to buy fabric for it that I won’t use in other projects, so I decided to quilt it and bind it and call it a charity quilt. Maybe I’ll actually finish this one in October.