I have whole totes full of them. I know this because I just found another container full of tops, all of which are completed except for borders. Most have the binding cut and stored with them. I guess I was organized better at some point! lol
I did a google search and found a site called The UFO-RPHANAGE for Quilters that has ideas for finishing UFO's as well as other topics. A couple that made me giggle were:
"A stalled project gets a "time out". The project gets put away in a drawer or closet for a prescribed amount of time (days, weeks, months) and then is allowed to come out for another attempt at progressing smoothly. "
Personally, I am really good at this one except that I didn't set a time limit other than "some other time"! That's how I accumulated so many UFO's! I'm thinking I need to go back and put some dates on things.
"Start a new, small project (wall hanging, table runner or simple baby quilt), that can be finished in a couple of days. Just starting and finishing one project gets me inspired to finish some of the UFO's that have been sitting."
This one was how I justified working on new projects... and added to my UFO's! Everyone finds different things that work for them.
Seriously, there are some very good ideas there such as:
- Set a timer for 15 min and work on a UFO before going on to your current project
- Choose not to finish the project as it was originally defined. Use the blocks to create something else (like a table runner or a tote) and put the extra fabric back into your stash.
- Get together with a group of others for a day of finishing UFO's
- Make a list of all UFO's to see if there is a pattern of when you stop working on a project.
The last one made me realize that I have a problem with borders.... I'm not sure why as most borders are not difficult. Perhaps its just having a small space to work in?
OK - I am going back in there right now to sew the first borders onto my mystery quilt!