I recently read an advertisement for a well-known quilting company that offered a new small project as a cure for having too many UFOs (Unfinished Objects). I am still shaking my head at that one. How could starting a brand new project help me to finish the dozens of projects that I already have started?
I guess they are taking the idea from Dave Ramsey’s debt snowball approach in that paying off the smallest debts first gives you momentum to pay off the larger ones. But wait a minute…Dave doesn’t say to go out and take out a small loan. He says to pay off the smallest one you already have. (His principles do work, and I highly recommend them.)
I offer instead the advice to finish the UFO that is closest to completion first instead of working on four or five at a time. At one time I had more than that “in the hoop” at the same time. I became so overwhelmed that I didn’t accomplish anything. Now I am hand quilting the borders on a quilt that is almost finished. I can’t wait to enjoy the feeling of accomplishment once I finally bind it.