How can you tell you have too many UFOs? When you have absolutely no recollection of piecing the top. That is certainly the case for this top that I’m calling Christmas Love. I’m so glad that Patti from Elm Street Quilts is hosting One Monthly Goal (OMG) again in 2020. It is a chance to publicly declare a project you want to move forward. For me, it is great motivation to finish some of my old things. It’s so easy to start new things or work on newer projects, but finishing some of my really old UFOs helps justify buying new fabric and starting new quilts.
Last year I emptied one UFO bin. It was an 18-gallon Rubbermaid tote with 20 or so projects in it. Most of them I finished and donated. There were some that I decided not to waste another minute of time finishing. Others, I either trashed or passed on to others to finish.
So, new year, new bin of UFOs. The first project I pulled out was another mystery project. Mystery in the sense that I have no idea why I pieced it and no idea of the pattern or what my plan was to finish it. That one, I may be able to make big enough to donate to Quilts of Valor. Time is limited in January though and that one will require a bit more piecing. So, onward to the next and Christmas Love is the January winner!
This looks like it may have been a shop block of the month from many years ago. I haven’t come across any patterns or leftover kits for it, so I’m not so sure. What stopped this project dead in its tracks is probably that the same fabrics are side by side in a couple of places.
It wouldn’t take much to fix those place but I’m not sure I will bother!
As I clear more old stuff out of my sewing room, I may come across the actual name of this project. Until then, Christmas Love, it is and it is my January OMG project. Be sure to head over to Elm Street Quilts to check out some other January projects.