Monday, September 25, 2017

Taming your UFO Pile

Who doesn't have a pile of UFO's in their sewing rooms. I visited a lovely group of quilters a few weeks ago and they presented this lovely idea of how to tame your UFO pile during their meeting. I had never heard of the idea and I absolutely loved it! So here's what you need to do... Print up the handy dandy UFO sheet I have made for you. (It can be found on my website under my Quilting Fun Tab on the Quilt Doodle Website. (Click on the 'My List of UFO's' next to the UFO graphic and then you can print off your UFO sheet to fill in.)  This is a great project to do with your quilting girl friends or with your guild!  To make it extra fun, bring it to a quilt retreat or gather you friends for coffee. Fill in each line with a UFO you would like to tackle. (If you don't have enough UFO's to fill in the spaces, add a few projects you'd like to do.) Now after you've filled in the six spots.... pull out a dice and roll.  I rolled a 3... lucky number 3, so my goal is to finish my Confetti Quilt this month. I'm thrilled with this roll since I've only got a border to put on this quilt and then quilt it. It's a 'easy' roll.  Now my list has some 'huge' projects. I already know I won't be able to finish let's say my Dear Jane Quilt, but this method will block in time for me to focus on this project which will ultimately help me complete it. 
Doesn't this seem like an awesome idea! Wanna join me? Print up your sheet and work on your #3 item... have some fun... I'll check back in with everyone in a couple weeks and roll the dice again. Hopefully I will have a Confetti Quilt to show you too! Leave me a comment on what UFO you will be working on!

Happy Quilting,


  1. The roll of the dice...what a cool idea. I've been working on "My UFO List" for several years already!! In between, I have started and finished a few other projects but finishing UFOs is my major interest. I do admit to being a 'control freak' so I usually just choose something on my list to work on but I'm going to give dice a roll the next time. Truly, it's such a warm fuzzy feeling to empty out a container. :) Good luck with your list.

  2. Thanks for the list! and we'll see what my roll of the dice brings....cute idea.

  3. That's a great idea. I'll have to print it out and think about what to add to the list.