Moving out of my old sewing space prompted me to take an inventory of my UFOs. I realized I had several UFOs that I’d lost interest in or I just wasn’t enjoying the process of making them anymore. One of those projects is from a Kimberly Einmo class I took over a year ago now. I enjoyed the class and learned a fun technique to make lone stars out of jelly roll strips. I had a box with a few finished block segments and 85% of a jelly roll waiting to be used up to make more.
I love the fabric line and I hated to just let it sit there in a box. I remembered back to my interview with Kimberly when we talked about UFOs and how sometimes you just have to chuck it when it’s not going how you want or you’re just not feeling it.
I think sometimes we get guilted into finishing projects we don’t love anymore just because we started them.
I find this often happens with me when I take a class. I love learning the technique but I don’t always want to finish the associated project with the class. With the Lonestar class I ended up doing Rainbow Insomnia from her book and enjoyed every minute of it!
So I thought why not make a flow chart to figure out if I should continue working on the UFO, repurpose it, rehome it or throw it in the scrap bin altogether.
If you’re also a flowchart junkie like me you should give Lucidchart a shot – it has a Google Drive plugin that’s very user friendly and it’s free.