I’ve shared my New Starts and UFO sheets from my database and the 3rd main sheet is for all the tops I quilt or tie whether they’re for me, for my Mom or Aunt, or a donated HeartStrings top. This year another of my goals was to quilt one top each week I didn’t travel and I added in my post op week after both surgeries and my RAI treatment week and isolation too. I didn’t worry about getting a little behind or ahead … and thanks to the quilts tied in Maine, I’ve already met that goal for the year. I’ll probably get at least a couple more quilted before the end of the year but at this point it’s all gravy!
At the end of the year, I duplicate the spreadsheet file, archive the old one and add the sheets for the new year. I copy and paste the unfinished UFOs and the unfinished new starts into a UFO list for the coming year. I also add sheets for donations and my knitting but these three I’ve shared are the main sheets that I use year after year.
I know not everyone is interested in keeping such detailed records but in addition to documenting the quilts I’m making and finishing, my records help keep me on track for accomplishing the goals I set for my quilting. I don’t always hit all the goals, but without tracking what I’m starting and finishing and what’s waiting to be finished, I wouldn’t accomplish as much as I do.