Crafters often have a collection of "UFOs"—UnFinished Objects. Some, like me, amass about as many of these as they do completed projects. Maybe more. Sometimes I give up on a project that's too complicated or time-consuming; other times I get sick of the technique/material. But most of the time I just find something more fun I want to make and I flake out.
I'm going to show you a couple of my projects in the hope that publicly embarrassing myself may kick my butt into finishing one (or two?) of them, or giving up altogether. It would certainly be nice to make some space in my UFO bin for the next doomed craft. Maybe it will inspire some of you to do the same.
So here's the pièce de résistance—a project I started in middle school and continued working on through high school: It's a hand-painted Periodic Table of the Elements quilt. (I majored in Physics in college. Yeah.) I was, obviously, a huge nerd, and I still am. So I'm having a hard time parting with a nerdy sciencey quilt, as horrifying as it is.
I'd love to finish it for my son, Jack, so any suggestions are welcomed (be nice!). I obviously have to rip out and restitch, but I'll take any thoughts on what I can add or what I can do about that weirdo canvas fabric in those AWFUL colors. Let me know what you think.
Now go finish some projects!