Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Previously Backlogged Jobs - A link up

Anyone have a stack of WIPs (Works in progress)?

You don't need to answer that. I think most of us have projects we have put off, gifts that didn't get done in time so they were put away, a frustrating pattern, a project with fabrics we ended up not liking.

Two years ago I tried to get caught up on the BOM projects that I had been putting off from my LQS. I wanted to make an extra block each month to catch up. Well, that didn't last very long. In keeping with my strive to be and "honest quilter" let me tell you; I didn't complete a single block from the 2019 BOM at my LQS. I showed up each month though, so there's that...

I'm not sure this will help, but I'm hoping we can inspire each other! On the 1st and 3rd Wed of each month I will post a link up for your "Previously Backlogged Jobs." This is just a play on my business name, but it's really about the projects we've put away and forgotten about. Or maybe it's a project you need to focus on to finish, you can add that, too. (In the case of the first Wednesday of the month falling on the 1st, to avoid a conflict with the Monthly Color Challenge, we will do our PBJ link up on the next Thursday.)

When the link up is live, post a picture of your work. Whether it's a picture of the kit you've pulled out to start on, a picture of cut fabric, pieced blocks, quilting on your domestic or long arm, putting in that final stitch on the binding or label. What ever Previously Backlogged Job you are going to work on, share it! The link up will be open for 5 days. You're encouraged to visit a few other's to inspire them. If they don't have a blog or an Instagram account, leave an encouraging comment in the comment section.

I've made a button for those who have a blog and want to share that they are working on their Previously Backlogged Jobs.

grab button for Patterns By Jen
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Who is ready to start working on those projects?! I can't wait to see what you pull out! I can't wait to see what *I* pull out!

Those working on the Monthly Color Challenge, here is your friendly reminder that there are only 2 more days left for THAT link up! ♥♥

Happy Stitching!

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2020 Monthly Color Challenge

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  1. Sounds like fun, Jen. My quilt guild has a UFO challenge for a 50-50 raffle at the end of the year and I've joined in that. Wishing you and the participants the best of luck in finishing!!!

  2. My plan for this year 2020 was to get done all those Kind of projects. I have gotten them out and made a list. The only “ new” stuff I am doing are your Color Challenge and a BOM at my quilt shop in town. It’s called “ Top - ole” Tiur Stash. We have patterns each month and can only use our stash.

  3. No matter what I try I can’t get the link to work. I sent you a picture of my Color Challenge a week ago Will that count in the contest for the Colle


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