Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Year of the PIGS - 1/19

It's time to answer another Year of the PIGS question! 

This week, I asked you to give some stats on your PIGS! Do you have a list of your PIGS and is it current? How many PIGS and UFOs do you have? What is your oldest and how old is it?

I have several lists and I do my best to keep them up to date. Last year, I started posting the list in the tabs on this blog and you can see the separate tabs at the top of this page just under the header with the pictures, but I can post the links here, too. I have different tabs for Flimsies, UFOs, Quilt Kits, Bag Kits, Runner kits, Wall Hanging Kits, and Pants/Miscellaneous kits.

Last January, I reorganized my stash room and I went through an old list and added all the new kits that I had forgotten to add in the months prior to the reorganization. I have tried to keep up with the list by adding things as I have set the fabric aside and for the most part, I believe that these lists are current. Give or take 3 to 5 kits overall.

For me, having the lists all made up helps me when I am trying to figure out a new project to work on or when I need to make something up for a present or a specific purpose. I also have enough of a description that I know the general color of the finished project in case I am looking to make something in that color.

And things do have a tendency to jump lists. As soon as I grab a kit and start cutting, the kit is a UFO and I generally move it to the UFO tab the next time that I am online. Also, I don't always get to the binding after I have a flimsie quilted so they usually end up back on the UFOs tab until the binding is complete and a label is slapped on. Binding is the final stage after all!

Now for my oldest UFO. I have only been a quilter for 4 years this month. But my oldest UFO is the first project that I started. It is the bane of my quilting life! It is just about 4 years old.

Here is a picture of my "staging area," as I like to call it. This is where I put the current projects that I am working on and things that I want to start working on imminently.

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Do you see that red box in the middle? Under the filling for rice bags? In this box is a project that I dread working on. It's not that I don't like the fabric or that I don't care if it ever makes it to a finish. My issue with this UFO is that it is so dang tedious!

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It's a hexagon rag quilt. A HEXAGON rag quilt!

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I love the fabrics! They are all so girly and me. But the sewing of the pieces is just too dang tedious! I got 1 row and most or part of a second going and gave up. I don't think that I have touched it once since I packed it up in this box. The problem was that to sew any side together, you have to be sure to make locking stitches at both the start and end of the part to be sewn. This doesn't even count the work that will have to be done once it is all assembled and needs to be snipped.

I greatly dislike rag quilts!

This will be your last chance to be entered into the January PIGS drawing. In order to be entered, answer the question on your blog and post your link to the post here. (For example, the link for my post for my answer last week was http://jillquilts.blogspot.com/2011/01/year-of-pigs-15.html and the link for my blog is http://jillquilts.blogspot.com. Please post to your link and not just your blog.)

For non bloggers, answer in the comments on this post and identify yourself as "Your Name - COMMENT" in Mr Linky. This way, people won't try to find your non-existent blog. This will also help me figure out where you left your answer. :)

If you have any questions, just let me know! And if you have any ideas for future questions, let me know that, too.

13 comments:

"Lois Grebowski" said...

Can you use your hexies as scraps for another project? Perhaps donate it to another quilter who likes hexies?

I'll post my PIGS post in a few..

Kate said...

I looked at all your lists and can only say that you will be busy for years to come!

Libby said...

I just realized that I dont have a list of PIGS..I need to do that..or do I really want to do that??

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Hexagon rag quilt. Oh my. You'll be working on that one for a while longer!

Infinity Quilter/Knitter said...

Geez, this was a disheartening topic. My lists are WAY too long.

Regina said...

ok -what were you thinking??? I have never seen a hexie rag quilt before!!! Lovely fabrics though!

desertskyquilts said...

If you want some support from a group of women who are also pledging to work consistently on hexagon projects, check out You are not alone!

elizabeth said...

MY OLDEST UFO IS ABOUT 22 YEARS OLD. I STARTED A QUILT FOR MY SON BEFORE HE WAS BORN, AND MISPLACED IT SO IT DIDNT GET DONE. MY NEXT OLDEST IS A QUILT TOP THAT I MADE FOR MY DAUGHTER ABOUT 20 YEARS AGO, SOMEONE WAS SUPPOSE TO QUILT IT FOR ME AND GOT SICK SO IT STILL IS SITTING WAITING TO BE QUILTED. HAPPY QUILTING ALL.....

Melinda said...

Well, this was an eye opening task. I am in worse shape than I thought. But at least I don't have a little hexagon rag project. LOL

Michele said...

My lists keep growing...

vtquilter said...

I'd see if someone wanted to take the hexie rag quilt off your hands to do..... or can you turn it into a 'normal' hexie project for hand work?
Good luck!

Hanswife said...

I just can't get started except to make more UFO's I have been in a startign mode since the begining of the year. But this weekend I am getting something done it's time.

happy sewing

ps love the Hexie quilt I keep looking a them or something with them and holding back.

Rhonda G said...

I posted my correct link to the Mr. Linkie widget here at the bottom of this post. i think i was num. 9 on the one I posted the wrong link to. I hope I havne't totally messed it up. LOl
Most my PIGS are listed on my UFO page, but I keep finding more smaller projects in bags as I go along, and I also found that a couple boxes of UFO's are missing the quilt - all I have are extra pc.s and instructions int he box. You see I moved in 2007 and this old house has been in slow renovation. So my quilts that are suppose to be in their boxes have somehow gotten separated.: (