Friday, August 31, 2012

UFO Sunday

OK, so it's not Sunday today, but it will be Sunday soon, and I want to be ready!
Leah Day, over at the Free Motion Quilting Project, has started a UFO Sunday Quilt-Along 

UFO Sundays on the Free Motion Quilting Project

and since one of my goals for this year is to lighten my load of random unfinished projects, I've decided to join this challenge.

I've got a few to choose from:

1.  The Sampler Quilt from the local quilt guild beginning quilting class I took 2 years ago in the Winter and Spring 2010 (thanks Margaret and Annie!).
status - Blocks are done, but just pinned on a flannel sheet.  
needs - blocks sized, sashings, borders, layering and quilting, and binding.
notes - I hope to quilt each block with an individual design to suit the pattern,
and I can't decide whether to put it all together first, or do a quilt-as-you-go (which I've never tried before)

2.  The Diamonds Quilt I started in a Kaffe Fassett Design Class 2 years ago in October 2010 (thanks Kaffe and Brandon!  And Anja!).

status - Almost done designing, but ran out of vertical wall space!  
needs - a little re-arranging, and 3 more rows of diamond design, then sewing diamonds together, layering and quilting, and binding.
notes - Fabrics are the focus, so quilting will be simple lines.

3.  Needle Turn Applique Sampler from a local class 2 years ago (thanks Judy) in September 2010.

status - 2 blocks are done, 1 is half done, and one is not started yet (it's only a 4 block beginner sampler)
needs - blocks hand stitched, blocks sewn together, maybe a border, layering and quilting, and binding. 
notes - could do hand work as ferry wait line project (instead of knitting).  Uncertain about quilting patterns for applique.

4. Story Quilt from a Mary Lou Weidman class 1 year ago in May 2011 (thanks Mary Lou!).
status - What you see is what you get!  Although I do have the "story" part all sketched out and ready to go.
needs - the wonky border blocks finished, the story sketch photo copied/enlarged/outlined into pattern pieces, story pieces cut, arranged, and appliqued, story and border sewn together, layering and quilting, and binding, and embellishing.  
notes - this one has a long way to go!

5. Giant Flower Quilt from a class started last January (thanks Mary!).
 status - flower is fused, photo is all outlined into pattern pieces, and copied on tracing paper for proper placement, and I have all needed fabrics selected.

needs picture needs finishing (missing the bee you can see in the small 8x10 photo) - pieces cut and fused, then layering and quilting, and binding.
notes - quilting is mostly thread sketching, which I have never done before!

6. Turtles Quilt started in "Curves" class last January (thanks Barb!)

status -  one turtle finished.
needs - lots of work
notes - haven't decided what size quilt to make, or maybe this one will become a potholder!

Well, I hate to admit this, but I've also got two projects cut out but not sewn (a counting panel for granddaughter, and a raggy quilt for her too), plus several piles of fabrics that I fell in love with and started matching/blending with other fabrics for unknown projects . . .
Yikes, and I almost forgot the whole cloth quilt from Leah's stippling quilt-along that's all starched, and drawn, and ready to quilt
(wow it's hard to photograph red!) 
So now the only question is - Where do I begin?!


  1. What a gorgeous array of styles and colors, and techniques! Wow. I like your idea of applique in the ferry line, maybe an old sachel will have the space to keep them flat during their car ride? Or pieces of cardboard to keep the sides of a beach tote stiff if you need more flat space. Put felt on inside of cardboard to lay your pieces on to stick? Might work.

    1. Thanks Laura - and great ideas! I'll be setting up a "Travel Quilting Kit" sometime this week.