Friday, December 18, 2009

UFO Sightings

UFO sightings are a common thing in a quilter's world.  Many quilters will say that they believe in UFOs and they seem to multiply, and will take over the world if not tamed and imprisoned in  plastic bins, boxes and bags kept in the closet, sometimes kept under the bed and yes sometimes cleverly disguised as furniture.

For those of you that are unfamiliar with the kind of UFO I speak of, well in a quilter's world these are known as "unfinished objects", a   plaque that seems to have no known cure.  Every quilter that accumulates UFOs knows that along with the New Year comes the recurring resolution to finish these creations and not start any new ones. 

Of course, as an experienced quilter and long time resolution breaker, I know that these promises are only futile attempts to contain ones obsession.  The reason is that with every new season fabric designers come out with a new line of fabrics in lucious colors and designs that even the most hardened quilter can not resist.  The cycle is never ending, because it seems that with each completed UFO a new one takes it's place, so for some of us the fight continues.  There are a select few quilters that are not afflicted by this uncontrolable desire to start new projects one on top of the other and to them I say..... Where do I get the vaccine to cure myself?

Quilters Unite!

This year let us make a serious effort to, if not tame the beast within, at least keep it at bay.  If you are one of the many plagued by this affliction, join me and take the pledge to see if we can finish at least one UFO per month, now that is not too much to ask.  Is it?

Let us come together and hope that at least one of us out there can contain this Uncontrolable Fabric Obsession


libu said...

that is fine and noble idea and I hope you inspire many to follow your lead!

FabricsNQuilts said...

I love the tote cozy. I think I have some New Year's Resolutions to make about my UFO's. I have a week to think about it. (Is that more procrastinating?)

Annette said...

I wish you success in this....I already know how it will end for me and it's not pretty!

Pamela said...

I'm making my list, and it's going to be quite long! I haven't even got to the hidden ones yet, still going through piles!

Gail S. said...

I can finish one a month! But I might have started 2 or 3 new ones. Sometimes it's frustrating to have so many UFO's, but most of the time it's OK! --Gail at QuiltSewPieceful

customdesigns4ubynan said...

I too have an uncontrollable fabric obsession. I have fabric in every single corner of my studio apartment, absolutely no place to put it all!!! HELP!!!!!