Friday, April 13, 2012

jumping from here to there

At my February Breakfast Club II class, I asked all the students to count up their UFO (UnFinished Object) projects and bring the oldest of those projects and their total count to our March class. For a project to qualify as a UFO, it has to have been started - meaning some cutting and/or sewing has taken place. It doesn't count if you've just got all the fabric gathered and a pattern selected. That's a future UFO, and a whole different story...

So of course I had to count up all of my own. My total? Twenty-three. I was prepared for a number much higher. And actually, only five of those are actively being worked on right now. So that proves I do have a very little bit of focus, after all ;) And don't panic - I'm not going to show you photos of 23 UFO's - I'm just going to highlight the oldest and newest ones.

Most recently added to the UFO category are these 4 completed blocks from my "Twinkle" quilt project...


You may remember that some time ago a very sweet friend of mine actually cut all the large pieces for this quilt from her stash and gave them to me. Then I hemmed and hawed over which fabrics to use for the star points and center squares. As you can see I finally made those decisions (Art Gallery Oval Elements in Mood Indigo and a Kaffe shot cotton in Apple) and chose this as my traveling project to work on when my SewMod group meets for sew-ins. So forward progress will be slow, but at least it's progress! Four down, thirty-eight to go!

My oldest UFO? It's either this hand-pieced sampler...


Or this "Thru Grandmother's Window" block of the month hand applique (1 of 4 completed, 8 more to go) which are both circa 1997, but I can't recall which class I took first...


I did manage a couple of finishes during my hiatus. Both were Breakfast Club II class projects so there was a deadline - hence the "finished" status! Most recently graduated from "UFO" to "finished" status are some bright batik placemats...


And a table runner using the new Maude Asbury Calypso fabrics...


So how many UFO's have you got? What's the oldest? Do you think you'll ever finish it? Right now I doubt that I'll finish that sampler (it needs to be hand-quilted), but there's a good chance the hand applique will some more progress one day.

Happy Weekend to you all!

3 comments:

  1. Ooooh, love the center and star points in your Sparkle quilt!

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  2. Love the "sparkle" fabrics/colors, that's going to be a gorgeous quilt!

    As for UFOs, I don't dare count. The RFQ ("ready for quilting") bin is full, and I'm staring down a heap of pillow cover WIPS. The FUFOs ("future UFOs") list, if I had the courage to make one, would be just as scary!

    I do know that my oldest UFO is a log cabin top I made well over a decade ago and never quilted. I've since decided to cut it up for other projects, but haven't actually used it for anything yet.

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  3. Hahaha....Prairie Patchwork Mercantile on the Woodstock Square! I have both those UFO's in my closet, too. So 90's of us. Maybe we should make a pact to finish at least the applique blocks?

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