Thursday, January 16, 2014

Fabriholics Anonymous

Hello, my name is Melinda. I'm a fabriholic. I also appear to be a hoarder of UFOs. ;) Everyone has a different definition of a UFO but to me it is a project that has been started, it has at least been cut. At last count I had over 80. But today I have made the list below and the current count is 79!!! WooHoo! Haha I also have lots and lots of projects planned and kitted but I don't count them. For now I am going to work on reducing the stash and number of UFOs. With that goal in mind I am joining other like minded quilters over at:


Goals and Rules (with my adjustments)
- To use the Stash I already have!
- Finish UFOs without distraction by shifting to fun new projects.
- Stop the insanity of constantly buying fabric - just because it's on sale or I have a coupon doesn't mean I need to buy it.
- Destash the fabrics and UFOs that I realize I am never going to use/complete.

1) No fabric purchases for 6 months beginning January 1, 2014.
2) At 6 months reevaluate status and decide whether to keep going for full year. Evaluation July 1, 2014.
3) Create a UFO list and complete 10 by July 1st!
4) No books or magazines - I have way too many of them also.
5) Exceptions

  • Notions acceptable. 
  • Fabrics for projects for granddaughter, Paige. I don't have a stash of those fabrics.
  • Fabrics for sashing and borders (if necessary) to complete current UFOs.
  • This year's Rainbow Scrap Challenge. These will not be UFOs but I will use only scrap fabric. I posted about it HERE.
Edit: As of January 23rd I have purchased no fabric.
Fabriholics has challenged us to list our UFOs. I will picture the projects that are at the top of the list for completing. The rest I will list.

1. Christmas Pineapple Blossom - from swap blocks
2. Red Four Patch
3. Batik Log Cabin - from swap blocks
4. Teal Stripes
 5. Film a Five - from swap blocks
6. Homespun Strings
7. Notre Dame
8. Black Square in Square - from swap blocks
9. Black Square in Square 2 - from swap blocks
10. Memorial Quilt
11. Chicken Feed - from swap blocks
12. Flannel Nine Patch
13. Green Bordered Four Patches
14. Nana's Garden - from swap blocks
15. Red and Stripe Flannel
16. Claudia Quilt Shop
17. Claudia Quilt Shop 2
18. Pink Square in Square - from swap blocks
19. Postage Stamp - from swap blocks
20. Wind doth Blow
21. Nineteen
22. African prints
23. Breast Cancer Sampler
24. Juvenile Crumbs
25. Mary's Green and Pink
26. Nickels
27. Purple and Teal
28. Purple Nine Patch
29. Blue Log Cabin
30. Roman Stripes

1.Batik Stars

1.Quilt of Valor - Summer in the Park
 2. Mini Batik Log Cabin
 3. Blue Christmas
 4. Yellow and Blue Stars - swap blocks
 5. Floral Sampler - swap blocks
 6. Millennium
 7. 1930s Cobblestone - swap blocks
 8. Paganelli Lattice Fence
 9. Scrappy Pineapple Blossoms
 10. Blue and Green Jewel box
 11. Green Four Patches - Rainbow scrap challenge two years ago
 12. Crayon Box
 13. Winter Solstice - BOM
 14. Scrappy Bow Tie - swap blocks
15. Homespun Bear Tracks
16. Blue and White Checkerboard
17. Nana's Garden 2 - block swap
18. 1930 Four Patches - block swap
19. 1930 Mini Churndashes - block swap
20. 1930 Nine Patches - block swap
21. 1930 Pinwheels - block swap
22. 1930 Sampler - block swap
23. Amish Pinwheels - block swap
24. Cannondale Guild Batik Sampler - block swap
25. Chicken Feed - block swap
26. Christmas 9 patch - block swap
27. Christmas bowties - block swap
28. Christmas Sampler 2 - block swap
29. Cinderella - block swap
30. Orange
31. Flannel Nine Patch 2 - block swap
32. Homespun Bear Tracks 2 - block swap
33. Maple Leaves on Black - block swap
34. Roman Stripe - block swap
35. Scrappy Four Patches - block swap
36. Siggy Trading Patches - block swap
37. Sister's Choice - block swap
38. Square in Square - block swap
39. Twister
40. Garden Siggies - block swap

1. Quilt of Valor - Stripes
 2. Bright Tumbler
3. I spy Hexagons
4. Flannel Log Cabin
5. Grandmother's Flower Garden

1. Charity Pillowcases
2. Rainbow Scrap Challenge - toiletry and cosmetic bags (2 each month)

3. Dad's Memorial Quilt

If you're still reading, wish me luck with this challenge. I think it will be fun.

I'm linking up to Fabriholics Anonymous.



Audrey said...

Amazing!! Beautiful pics and a thoroughly enjoyable trip down memory lane. I know you can do it! Hugs, Audrey

Katie said...

I too am taking the FA challenge -- at 16 days I already broke it -- and wanted ot say you have some very lovely projects planned for the upcoming year. Best of luck

Darling Jill Quilts said...

Great job! Way to go on listing everything! What are you going to work on first?

Teri said...

Love the list. I am happy to report that I am now in my 70s- UFOs that is. Love the ND quilt- did you design that pattern? So many beautiful projects to finish. I will be watching the completions add up.

Deb said...

Yes, as Audrey said: wonderful trip down memory lane! I love how your Christmas Pineapple turned out - really great. And seeing some of those block sets made me wish I'd participated in those swaps too. :-) So many fine looking quilts will be finished this year - really something(s) to look forward to.

Susan said...

Oh my! I do wish you luck. I'm in FA too, and mostly have ideas and fabric. This challenge has moved me to start my projects rather than just collecting more fabric and ideas. Good Luck!

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

Well done on no purchases. youhave done better than me. Your UFO list scares me! have fun with them. hugs

Pam @ Quilting Fun said...

I am impressed with both your lists and the pictures of the projects! Great post and congratulations on not purchasing fabric!

Farm Quilter said...

Holy cow!!! And I thought I had a lot of quilts waiting to be quilted - just 40 - and probably another 10 quilts in various stages of piecing. On the fast, I bought one fat quarter as my entrance fee into a Brown Bag group - have to support the quilt shop that hosts us - left it at the shop and have not purchased any fabric. The quilt I am making in the Brown Bag group is totally from stash!

suemac said...

Wow. Good luck on all your projects. Looks like some of them are almost finished. That is a good thing.

Lisa C said...

Wow. I thought my list of 8 quilts was long. (Grin.) Good luck! I love the binding stage so I never have a back-up at the quilting stage. It's the trimming the sides (if they poke out due to the pattern and you need to trim them up -- like Jaybird Quilts patterns) where I get stuck. Good luck!

Lisa said...

What beautiful quilts! Really long list but really worth the work! I am glad you are holding fast! Me too!

Theresa said...

What a lovely list of projects. Well done with keeping to the fast - me too this month. Good luck with making some progress on your wonderful list.