Because I find after some reflection there is merit to be uncovered in that first try. I can see now that the seams may not be perfectly straight and the sewing may not have been on point. The way the cloth is put together is simple. But the material prints and colors remain pleasing to me. That simple pattern is classic. I now have enough experience to sew better and fix, or at least tweak, those imperfect seams into a pleasing finished product. And it is a little window into what my heart was creating so many years ago.
To be honest I will never be done with my UFO’s. Because I, myself, am my own constant unfinished project. To be perfected and tweaked. To be changed with experience but still retaining some of that fabric from the original bolt. Perhaps one day to be a pleasing finished product. The ultimate UFO.