UFO = Un-Finished Object
The difference, I think, is that the motivation to finish a WIP is a little greater. UFOs just tend to produce guilt and negative energy. I made a list of my quilting UFOs after organizing my craft area. There are a lot of them (11), and some of them require a great deal of skill and time and mental energy to finish; so I just started a new WIP.
Moda Bake Shop. I'm going for a twin size, so I need to make 48 blocks instead of 36: I have about 14 more to go. I'm using only blue scraps from my 3 bins of scraps, and some plain white cotton for background. I will probably set the blocks together in this way, once they are all made and squared up. I like how fast and easily it's going together.
Unlike my UFOs. Here's the list, with what's keeping me from finishing it in parentheses:
- Piecemakers calendar quilt from 1996 (too much applique and fiddly work)
- Feathered star wall quilt from 1999 (imperfect piecing, unsure about further design)
- Scrappy log cabin from 2004 (needs more blocks to make a bed-size quilt)
- Sports quilt to donate to NEXT year's auction (still guilty about not finishing this year)
- Jack's Chain from 2007 (set-in seams, slow piecing)
- assorted Americana 12" blocks (not enough blocks yet)
- assorted bright 9" blocks (not enough blocks yet)
- classical themed tote bag (at bottom of a pile)
- machine quilting for Grandma's Chinese Lantern quilt (don't know if I can do it right)
- quilting for "Aunt Maggie's" block-of-the-month quilt from last year (need to do Grandma's first)
- binding for Shirt-stripe Boxes quilt (just need to dig out my walking foot - there's actually hope for this one)