It's no secret that I have a LOT of UFOs. I'm trying to correct that but sometimes I don't know which ones to work on. So sometimes I play some games and let others decide for me. This year in addition to calling UFO numbers to work on each month, Stephanie, from the Stashbusters Yahoo group, also calls a precut or shape each month that might trigger us to use stash or finish a UFO.
This month the shape is TRIANGLE. And I have this UFO that I'm going to work on.
I have six rows of triangles sewn together so far that are 84 inches long. That is the width of my quilt. I want a quilt that is at least 88 inches in length so I need about 44 rows.
Several years ago I made a small box of these units as a Rainbow Scrap Challenge Project that used 2.5 inch scraps. I followed a tutorial at Molly Flanders blog. I never did count them but when it looked like I had a lot of them I decided to start sewing them together. I made three rows and then quit and put it all away until now. A couple of days ago I added three more rows.
Each row consists of 36 or 37 units (two triangles). I decided that the way I will tackle this UFO is to sew all my units together into rows of 36 and then see how many rows I have. After that I can decide if I need to make more units before I start sewing those rows together again.
I'm anxious to see how many rows I will have when the box is empty. I don't think it is enough for my quilt but time will tell. I'm too darned lazy to count them all if you want to know the truth.
This is some nice mindless sewing that I really need right now when I'm feeling stressed to the max and trying to keep the blues at bay.
An empty box of triangles and ? amount of rows is my July OMG (One Monthly Goal).
I'll be blogging about a few more games and goals soon that should keep me motivated and moving things forward.