Monday, April 15, 2013

UFO Parade

Patchwork Times suggested a UFO parade to take our minds off tax day here in the US.  I haven't really looked at what's on my UFO list in a bit or what stage they are all at.  Back in 2010 I had 9 UFOs on my list.  By the start of 2012, I was down to only 2.  Not bad progress in two years.  But the numbers have crept up again.  I define UFOs as projects that are older than 1 year.  Any thing newer is a WIP.  So what's on my UFO list?  

Scrappy Stars
Pattern is Folk Art Christmas Stars by Robyn Pandolph
Started November 2003
Scrappy Stars still needs 16 star blocks made before I can start setting it together. 

Red, White and Blue Stars
Started April 2005
Another 5 stars, plus 12 nine patch blocks are needed to finish the RWB Stars project.  

Grandmother's Flower Garden
Started in September 2007
I've completely stalled on the GFG quilt.  It was started as a take along project when Drama Teen had 2 hour soccer practices.  I've since rediscovered embroidery and I've been working on that as my travel project. 

Moose on the Porch
Started November 6, 2010
I held off on sending The Layer Cake Quilt Along flimsy out for quilting so I could use it as a practice piece for learning to quilt on my new frame (which is still in boxes). 

McCall's Mystery QuiltFrom McCall's Quilting Magazine Jan/Feb, April/May issuesStarted 1/20/2012
Only parts 1 and 2 of the mystery were completed, the fabric never got cut for parts 3 and 4.  

Scrappy Coffee Cups
Block patterns from Karen F. Srebro and Janet McCarroll
published in Block Magic and Block Magic Too by Nancy Johnson-Srebro
Started 2/27/2012

Scrappy Coffee Cups was last year's Rainbow Scrap Challenge project.  I need to pick fabrics for the sashing and borders.  

Just 6 projects on my current UFO list, so the upward creep isn't too bad.  The oldest is approaching the 10 year mark.  I'd been working on it as a leaders and enders project, but then this year I set myself a May deadline on a few quilts, so it got put away.  My goal this year was to finish it (Scrappy Stars) and the RWB Stars as they are the two oldest on the list.  I'm not sure what I'm going to do with the Grandmother's Flower Garden Blocks.  I'm not sure I like how that project is turning out.  It will probably sit on the back burner till next year when it becomes the oldest quilt on the list.  

That's my parade of UFOs.  Check out all the links over at Patchwork Times for more UFO displays.  


Lynne said...

I'm looking forward to seeing the coffee cups finished -- it has been such fun watching to grow from the very first block!

Quilter Kathy said...

Such pretty UFOs!

Marti said...

Are these all quilts you started in 2013? I love the scrappy stars. Which one are you most anxious to finish?

Anonymous said...

Beautiful quilts! I especially love that first star project.

Mary said...

Once my project is off the design wall and in a tote it is a UFO. My list would be shorter if I used your way of listing them. I like the Stars quilts.

Julianne said...

Some really nice projects..I agree your list is not s bad..LOL

Kate said...

Wait, you have a quilt frame? Get that sucker out and start playing! I tell myself I would finish more quilts if it weren't for the....quilting. Six isn't a bad list - obviously, compared to mine.

libbyquilter said...

i think i'm feeling totally shamed here. your list is so organized and under control whereas i'm terrified of even beginning a list for fear i will die of shame~!!~

all of your projects look tempting and i really like the first/oldest star project and your cup project . . . and they're both so close to being called a finish. well, at least a flimsy finish.

thanks for sharing.

~Kristie said...

Your list is SO small! You should be proud :) :)

Jill said...

Such pretty projects. I love your scrappy stars and red white and blue stars. Great job on keeping your UFO list small.

Julie in GA said...

You have great looking projects, and a very reasonable number of UFOs. My favorite is the RWB stars,

Bonnie said...

I agree with Julie, a very reasonable number! They are all great looking projects.

Kevin the Quilter said...

I am lovin' that scrappy stars quilt, and the rwb stars simply sings to me! I love the fact that if your ufo is less than a year old it is a WIP! AWESOME!