Ok so we’ve found all our UFOs, put them all in bags or containers of some sort, nicely labeled, now what? Oh, I forgot to say yesterday that of course as I go through the bagging and tagging step, I write them all down on a loooong list 🙂
In the next step I look at each UFO a bit more closely.
Something I am doing now that I haven’t done before is to take a photo of the project so that I know what I am talking about when I look at my list.
Then I use another printable to break the project down a bit more.
I have different printables that I use for different projects. Take for example Harmony Village, the BOM Alice and I started in 2009. On the first page I have the name of the project, then the names of each block and a tick box for whether I’ve finished them or not:
The second page is just a long checklist of what needs to be done to complete the project:
I know this seems like a lot of work, but for me it just makes it all so much more manageable. It gives me a great overview of where I am actually at with the UFO.
Above on the first sheet I can see that I have actually nearly finished all the blocks – only three more to go! That makes me really want to get stuck into it and see those last blocks finished, so that I can put it all together.
Writing down the steps to finish on the second page also motivates me because there isn’t really that much to do – just finish the three blocks, put a border if necessary, then quilt and bind. Not as daunting as I thought it was!
Now I will be putting up some free printables on the web for you guys this month, so that if you want to use them to keep track of and break down your UFOs, you can download and print them for your own use. So stay tuned!
I just want to say thank you for all your comments, I am behind in replying, but I will catch up this weekend! I really appreciate you all joining me on this journey!
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