I guess this is where I come out of the closet.
I have a serious UFO problem. And I don't even like to call them UFOs as that gives the impression that they've been forgotten and will probably never be finished. No, I have every intention of finishing these some day so I prefer to just simply call them projects.
Back in January I made an attempt to get a handle on the problem. I got as far as making a list and that's about it. But oh what a list it is! From memory and without searching thru boxes, bags and closets for the actual items I managed to make a list of all the projects I could think of. I doubt seriously that this is a complete list as I'm sure I'd find others if I was to take a serious stab at finding all of them and putting them in one place. I just updated the list with everything I could think of that I've started since then. The current count is:
32 completed tops waiting to be or in the process of being quilted
41 projects that range from all cut to just need borders
7 hand-piecing or applique projects
19 wannabes (have fabric and pattern bundled together)
This brings my current project count to at least 99! And this is after I gave away some and recycled fabric from others back into my stash as I decided I really was not going to finish them.
Now take into consideration that I'm really more a topper that a quilter and usually pretty much figure a project to be complete once the top is done. So If you take away those 32 tops that leaves 67. If you also subtract the 19 that haven't been officially started as nothing has been cut for them that still leaves a project count of 48. If I finished one a week it would take me about a year to get all of these to completed top stage if I never started another project. Which I will. I know myself too well.
So do I work on reducing the project count or do I work on reducing the stash??? Probably the stash as that's what I'm really in the mood for lately. And maybe I can compromise and alternate projects already started and stash quilts. We'll see.