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UFO’s and how to complete your least engaging projects

So many times I plan on doing a project and get caught up doing something else, like a site I read that had the same subject “buriedinscraps.wordpress.com.   So this evening I was looking at some of my unfinished projects and knew that I needed to get a move on to finish some.  I decided to start with my old block of the month project from Joann Fabrics Arbor Lane.

Has anyone else out there worked on a project and as it was coming together felt their stomach drop through the floor?  As soon as I started I realized that the measurements were all wrong.  I was texting my wife and letting her know how disappointed I was in this, but that I was persevering in the face of adversity!!

“I AM going to complete this quilt” I keep telling myself, all the while thinking about the quilt I really want to be making.  It’s not turning out horrible, but some of the blocks do NOT match up.

What do you do when things go wrong with your projects?  This UFO isn’t complete yet, but by the end of this weekend it will be.  I think the best way to complete these unfinished project is the same way you do anything else that’s overwhelming like eating an elephant… one bite at a time.  After all, it really isn’t the rabbit that wins the race, it’s the turtle.  Steady and with perseverance, at least that’s my .02 worth.

So as far as ease-ability of putting the Arbor Lane quilt from Joann Fabrics together??  2 out of 5 stars.  We’ll revisit once we’re completely done.

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4 thoughts on “UFO’s and how to complete your least engaging projects

  1. amanda on said:

    WELL YOU MAKE DO AND ADAPT.. LOL.. YOU MIGHT HAVE TO ADD OR DELETE PIECES.. RIP.. RIP.. RIP… SOMETIMES ITS THE BEST WAY OF DOING THINGS.. I DON’T KNOW HOW MANY TIMES I HAVE SAID THE SAME THING… THOSE LATE NIGHTS SCRATCHING YOUR HEAD LIKE A MONKEY HOPING YOUR BRAIN WILL CATCH UP AND THE MOTORS ROAR TO LIFE WITH THAT GREAT IDEA OF HOW TO FIX IT!!!:-)..

    • That’s not the worst part… I was distracted and sewing triangles together, I ended sewing them wrong sides together. Out of the 16 sets of triangles I had sewn about 10 of them. Thank goodnes Kay had just come home to interupt me so I only had to rip out 10 of them. I’ll wrestle this quilt top into submission this weekend.

  2. Manhandle that sucker into submission. If you tell the pieces they won’t be good for anything but washing the car, it will start acting right.

    • I tried threatening the fabric, but it didn’t work as anticipated when one of the blocks that I took a lot of time making draped 5″ over the edge of the panel. I think if I threaten to turn it into a half-square that will do the trick, because I won’t be bluffing.

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