Giving ourselves permission
Lately I have spent alot of time thinking about "redirecting" or "repurposing" some of my favorite projects to get them out of the UFO stage and on my FINISHED and ENJOYING LIST.
This morning I ran across this post on Nadine's blog, Friendship Threads. I started working on my GFG in December 1998. There is enough done to say I made a good stab at it, but not enough to be the queen size quilt I had planned for (obviously I had had BIG PLANS!). I love this take along project and have worked on it during several flights, sitting through a few surgery's for my son and husband, and various other times here and there. I really wanted to finish this up and use it on our bed...but I am rethinking what new life this UFO could have. There is enough done that I can move things around and maybe come up with a table topper or maybe a dresser scarf. I really like Nadine's tote bag idea. I could take some of it apart and make a jacket out of it. I could frame some of it and use it as a piece of framed art, it really is pretty and I have enjoyed working on it.
One of the struggles I am having with it is that the color theme is no longer what our bedroom is. We had a pink dogwood bedroom when I started this, now we have a blue and yellow bedroom. Our livingroom is peach and green, the guestroom is wild and bright, and you have seen my new black and white kitchen.
We do have a small hallway that I have been considering putting up a quilt rack to display more of my quilts on, where I could change out the quilts/wallhangings often. I could finish it up and hang it there.
I don't think I am interested in doing alot more on this project so I need to decide what to do with what I have done thus far. I have decided that redirecting or repurposing a UFO is a healthy way to rethink some of my UFO's and most of my mother's UFO's.