This year I am participating in the UFO challenge from Judy's blog. I don't know Judy, I just read her blog, but I love this idea about trying to finish up an old project every month. I am really good at starting projects but I get bored after awhile and start something new. Hopefully this will challenge me to get a few of my projects finished. I am supposed to number each project and each month Judy will randomly choose a number and we will try really, really hard to get the project finished within the month. A few of mine I am pretty sure will take a few months so I have assigned them two numbers.
Here they are in no particular order.
1. Viola's Jewelry Box
I designed this quilt top for the McCall's Design Star Challenge. It just needs to be quilted, I have the back and batting. I may try using my home machine to quilt it, but I'm not sure if I am that brave!
#2 & #3 My Tweets by Erin Russek
This block of the month has now ended and I am very far behind. Erin has the final quilt on her blog. I can't wait to get it finished. Take a look and imagine all the white parts in black, that is what mine will look like! This is a little bit of what I have so far.
#4 Pieceful Garden
I remember sharing a few parts of this quilt with you but I don't think I ever posted the finished top. I am not going to add a border because it is just the right size to hang in my entryway. It just needs to be quilted, again I'm think I will be brave and quilt it on my home machine. Ahh, Scary!!!
#5 Embroidery Envelope
This little envelope is made out of wool and will hold spools of thread, needles, and other notions for when I am sewing on the go. I completely forgot I had this until I was looking for UFOs. It shouldn't take too long!
#6 Christmas Wall Quilt
I started this cute quilt last Christmas but it never made it to the useable stage. All it needs is a border (which I already have) and then to be quilted. I am hoping it will be used next year!
#7 Christmas Countdown
This little advent calendar just needs to be machine stitched around the numbers, Santa ironed on and make each piece into a little tiny quilt.
#8 12 Days of Christmas
Wow, I sure do have a lot of Christmas projects!! I think it is because I get really excited about making stuff for Christmas and then I don't have as much time as I would like to work on them. This is a kit I bought for 1/2 price after Christmas one year. I would love to hang it on my wall next year. It is much cuter in real life.
#9 & #10 Twisted Log Cabin
I remember seeing this quilt on Simply Quilts by Alex Anderson many years ago. I loved it and when it was offered as a class I jumped right on it . . . in 2008!! It is completely paper pieced and you have to have a roadmap just to make sure everything will fit together in the end. Right now I have about 30/60 triangles finished. I would be happy if I just finished the top within two months.
|a few of the triangles I have so far|
This is a lap quilt that is pieced and in the process of being hand quilted. All the pieces are 3/4 inch finished. I think I am about 1/2 way through with the quilting.
My final UFO is this quilt, Toulousse, which I think is a kind of duck? Really I'm not sure but I think a duck had something to do with it. Again, another Christmas themed quilt. This is ready to be quilted but I am thinking of adding another border or two so it will fit my king sized bed. I guess I will finalize when it is time to work on this one.
When I was finding all of my old projects it was kind of like reconnecting with an old friend. I am excited to get started and hopefully finish quite a few!!