Picking up where we left off here, here, and here
Making A List
When I first decided 2016 was going to be my year to begin reducing my inventory (Smash My Stash), I felt it was necessary to make a list of everything I had, categorize it, establish a plan of attack and then return each of the items to storage. My next plan was to share the list with YOU. By the time I had my enormous list of UFPs (unfinished projects) written down I realized it was slightly too large and way to boring to share with anyone but myself. Nobody wants to read a list that extends beyond one hundred items.
One Hundred Weeks or More
With that volume of projects, if I successfully completed one each week, I would have enough to keep me going through all of 2016 and the better part of 2017. For some of the projects a week would be more than enough time to finish. For others a seven-day goal would be way too ambitious.
Even though it didn’t seem so at the time, making the list was much easier than the thought process I went through to prioritize it. Much contemplation went into separating out the things that must get done from the ones that could stand to be moved to the bottom of the list.
At the top and glaringly obvious were:
- Five quilt tops waiting to be long armed.
- The border and long arm quilting on my Heart & Home quilt by Heart to Hand.
One of the blocks in the Heart & Home Quilt
Once those are complete I think I will work on a few of my smaller projects.
If I add up all of the above items the total count comes to fifteen. Fifteen is not a small number. To start the ball rolling I have chosen to finish Mr. J’s cathedral quilt. See photos below.
So glad you decided to come back for round four. Be watching for the next edition in my series Smash My Stash!
2 thoughts on “Smash My Stash # 4: Setting Priorities”
Nice! Great plan and the Heart & Home Quilt is so sweet!