I have a WIP/UFO that has been haunting me. In 2007, I took a class with Judy Niemeyer. Her foundation paper-pieced quilts are absolutely incredible, and I wanted to learn how to make one. My guild hosted a weekend workshop and I signed up.
We had a choice of three patterns and this is the one I chose (the "easiest"!):
There was a boatload of precutting so that we could spend our time in the workshop learning Judy's piecing technique - one I use to this day, so that's good.
Here's what I accomplished in a full 2-day workshop.
Yeah. One complete block (top left), three outside units and two inside units. (Whilst rummaging through the box that houses this project, I also found an additional 4 outside units in progress, with 4 pieces left to add on each one, which makes me feel a little less terrible about my productivity.) Aaaaaaand that's it! Now in my feeble defense, within 6 or so weeks of the class, I did give birth to my little girl. But I truly have not touched this project since.
And do you know what? I'm not going to! Well, to be specific, I'm not going to finish making this whole quilt. I will commit to finishing the four blocks shown above as a housewarming wallhanging/table topper for my lovely Dad. But the rest? I'm letting go.
The colours aren't really "me" anymore. I went with what was in my stash, hence the switch between the dark background/light flowers and no batiks, and I won't LOVE the finished product.
Thank goodness I was too lazy to cut all of the pieces for all of the blocks, so I can salvage the fabric scraps for future projects, or to give to someone whose palette they suit better than mine. In any case, I don't feel one bit bad about letting this project go - I learned valuable skills in the workshop, had fun with my guild buddies, and spent an entire weekend quilting. I'd say that's a success, wouldn't you?
Have a great weekend! I hope to have some finishes to share this coming week so stay tuned.