Now before I launch into the ins and outs of UFOs and similar things, I just want to clarify some terminology so that if there are any new quilters here, you will not get totally baffled! I know the definitions of each of the terms I will be using can be easily found using Google, but it will be easier if they are here. So here goes:
1. UFO – Unfinished Object
Basically any craft project that you have started and have not finished. I tend to see a UFO as a project that I haven’t worked on for a very long time.
2. WIP – Work in Progress
To me these are projects that I am working on regularly. It might be one that I have been doing for months, but one from which I haven’t been distracted from for any length of time.
3. WISP – Work in Slow Progress
A perfect example of this are two of my projects – my Hexie quilt and my Yoyo quilt (pictured above). I have been working on these two on and off for years now.
My Hexie quilt started out as being a camping project – I took it with me every time we went camping or out to the desert. Just a easy project to work on and take with me. I don’t consider this a UFO because I do come back to it regularly, but not as often as my WIPs.
The same goes for my Yoyo Quilt. I saw a picture of a gorgeous Yoyo Quilt and thought I have to make it! But I knew it would take a very long time. So it is a slow progress quilt and will be until it is done.
4. PHD – Projects Half Done
This is really just another name for UFOs 🙂 But it sounds a bit classier!
A quilt top that is all pieced, but not yet quilted
A new project that will hopefully not turn into a UFO!
Fabric that us quilters collect to be used “one day”! Oh, and it is constantly growing 🙂
I’ll probably be adding more to this page as the series continues, but these are the main ones you need to know to make some sense of this month!
If you are a regular reader of my blog and are not a quilter, I suggest you take a break from reading and come back in November, because I may just bore you to death this month! And I wouldn’t want to do that… 🙂
Hope everyone is having a great weekend,
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