Friday, February 11, 2011

A completion and too many UFOs

Wanna know what football and crafting have in common? Completions are good, incompletions are bad.

Here's my best completion for the month of January: a t-shirt quilt!

I (and my mom) have been saving t-shirt for years. I mean, YEARS. There are lots of t-shirts from junior high and high school on here, but theres more: one from a progam at school in the 4th grade, one from going to Disney when I was 8, one from a play I did in the 2nd grade... this quilt is packratting put to good use, I guess. I think that this quilt (or something like it) was really the purpose of saving all these shirts. Its was a someday project for my mom that became my project.

This thing is huge. Like, twin sized wide, but half again as long as a standard twin. But that makes it great for cuddling on the couch, which is what we'll be using it for most, I'm sure. Our kids love cuddling under quilts to watch movies and read books.

Sadly, for every crafting completion, I have 2 or 3 UFOs. This t-shirt quilt spent a good 3 months in UFO status. Do you have any UFOs? Need some clarification? UFO... UnFinished Object. I know that I have TONS of them. Off the top of my head:

*painting the playroom
*ABC wall for the playroom
*Grapevine wreath for front door
*Quiet book for Carter
*crochet baby blanket for Carter (that I started while pregnant!)
*white dressy shirt for Allison
*tweed Easter dress for Allison (with that fabric that spoke to me...)

The only projects I've already purchased supplies for count as UFOs in my mind. Which is probably good, becuase if I had to count all the things in my head that I WANT to do... thats a much bigger list...

So I was thinking maybe I needed to have a challenge month. Anyone interested in an "Out With the UFOs" challenge? Let me know... I think, even if no one else needs to, I really need to challenge myself to get them finished. But really, all I want to do is start on something new.


Alison said...

I totally have a pile of t-shirts I have been saving and meaning to make into a blanket. Yours looks great! Hurray for Nauvoo.

Emily said...

I noticed Nauvoo proudly displayed there, too! It will be a great picnic quilt. Plenty of space for everyone!

Christie said...

That quilt looks ginormous. It's beautiful- I wish I (or my mom) would have been sentimental enough to hold on to shirts for something like this! I'm totally with you on the UFO's. I can think of at least 4 right off the top of my head that I seem to keep putting off!

We're So Rad said...

I'm in on the UFO challenge. I have tons of things started that need finishing.

Kate said...

The quilt looks great! I have some old high school shirts of mine and Brian's that I would like to do that with. Good job finishing it up!

Stephenie said...

I have way too many UFO's. I am in on your challenge :)