Thursday, November 11, 2010

UFO's Incentive Update

I am pleased to report that I have finished all 6 items I had on my UFO list as of January 1st. The one quilt which I wasn't sure I could finish was a double-bed size quilt I was hand-quilting for my friend, Debbie, in NY. I had been working on it for 5 years, and the hand-quilting was only a little over half done.

In July I got an invitation to visit my friend later in the summer. I counted up how many stenciled patterns I had to go, and then set a goal for myself of doing at least one a day. I had about 3 weeks before my visit. I finished and got the binding done before I flew up there! It helped that my husband was away during part of that time on a business trip. I was able to watch old videos and just keep stitching away!

In my guild down in Forsyth, MO (Calico Cut-ups), I am the only one who has finished all their UFO's. I guess writing things down really motivates me!

Selling my Quilts

I signed up on this year in hopes of selling some of my quilts. If you are interested in seeing most of my quilts, go to the site. Look up by SELLER, and go to momcat5200. So far I have sold only one quilt ( the purple Stained Glass French Braid featured on this blog). It was bought by a man in West Virginia for his 15 year old daughter who is in boarding school. She needed a new quilt, and purple is her favorite color!

I have one current commission to make a t-shirt quilt for a friend's husband. Some one else is thinking of having me make a table runner for a newly engaged cousin. I'm trying to be good and stay on top of my projects so I don't fall behind.