Are you buried under a pile of UFOs? Make a UFO BFF!
U.F.O. – A term of endearment quilters use to describe the ever-expanding pile of projects awaiting the perfect fabric, inspiration, time, alignment of the planets, or whatever stands in the way of the finish line. The acronym stands for UnFinished Objects.
B.F.F. – The person that shows up at your house when everything is out of order because you are buried in your latest project, takes one look around and grabs a swatch of fabric off your cutting table saying, “I love this new fabric!” aka Your Partner in Crime. The acronym stands for Best Friend Forever.
Making a UFO BFF –
Step One: Propose the idea of creating support partners to encourage each other to finish up lingering projects at the next gathering of your quilting friends. If you have someone in mind, give them a call. Tell them you have an adventure of a lifetime for them and they can’t say no!
Step Two: Sort through all your projects pending completion. Pick the one you are least likely to ever touch again. If you can’t pick one, select a couple so there is something to choose from. Have your friend do same.
Step Three: Get together and exchange projects. Pass along any words of encouragement and requests you may have for the finished project. Try to keep the requests to a minimum, you never know what a fresh set of eyes on a project will dream up!
Step Four: Complete the New-To-You project. Your UFO BFF will do the same.
Step Five: Get together and show off the results!
With the worst project possible out of the way, you are both free to face the year with renewed energy to complete more UFOs!
Do you have more ideas of fun activities to do with you UFO BFF? Share them in the comments below!