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Only 77 more to go…

ufo.jpgJudy L has been discussing UFO’s on her blog.  Thanks a lot, Judy…you guilted me into pulling this old UFO back out 😉  I started this in either 1998 or 1999.  I sewed up a storm on it, until…..I got to the part of adding all those last logs that will make the stars when the blocks are sewn together.  I do NOT like sewing those.  I really want to finish this quilt.  It is intended for my bed.  I am trying to figure out a system to get it done, that won’t seem overwhelming to me.  I have 77 more blocks that need the last logs added.  Finish a block a day…a block every other day…If I did one every day, I would have the blocks all finished in just over two months.  Somehow, I don’t see a block a day, every day, happening.  Maybe you guys can hold me accountable on this project.  Like, if I haven’t given a blocks done update in awhile, scold me for not working on it! 🙂

I really don’t have too many UFO’s.  I can think of three off the top of my head. What I mostly have, and I really don’t want to know how many there are, are WOBs.  What are WOBs?  This is a term I have made up for all my quilts that are Waiting On Bindings.  I’m awful about getting the quilting done, then off to another project.  Unless it’s a quilt I’m getting paid for, then I seem to get right on that binding, but my own just lay around, bindingless.  I am even using one on my bed right now :-0  How awful is that?  And it’s not the first one I’ve used that way.  And months ago, I made my son a cute lap quilt with golf fabric.  Guess what it is still lacking? 

I can think of 4 PIGS that I have, that I need to start on.  Well 5, actually, if you take into consideration that one of those PIGS will actually make 2 lap quilts.  One for DH & one for me. 

I have two waiting on quilting, one personal, one customer.  The customer top is waiting only because I had to order the batting for it, and it hasn’t arrived yet. 

I did make the binding for Mom’s quilt today, and hope to get it stitched to the front of the quilt this weekend.  I have my cousin’s commissioned king quilt to start on….

Oh dear, and here I am piddling away the minutes on this blog.  Guess I better get off of here!  Yea, thanks a lot, Judy!