Monday, January 7, 2013

UFO Quilts from 2012

Since it's the beginning of a new year and we've had some time to take a deep breath and relax after the hustle and bustle of Christmas, a lot of us are thinking about getting organized.  As quilters, I think the first step is to not only take a look at our fabric stash but also to take stock of our UFOs.  We all start the year promising ourselves that we will stay away from quilt shops and use the fabric we have stashed away at home and finish the things that we have started.  So I'm starting the year with that plan in mind.

I've been trying to come up with some sort of plan to try and finish up some of my projects and am still working on it.  I haven't sorted through all of my UFOs yet, but I thought I would just show you a few of them.

 I love the color in these hexagons.  I'm not sure what kind of quilt they will end up in.  Maybe that's why they have been around and unfinished for so plan.

These are a few of the baskets from When The Cold Wind Blows by Blackbird Designs.  These have been UFOs for quite awhile, too.  Maybe I need to be realistic and just finish the ones that I have finished and do the ones that I have prepped and make them into a quilt that I can enjoy now.

Building Houses from Scraps.  I love these little houses, but they took me a long time to make.  I just have a few of these.

These blocks were started when I read Sonoma Rose by Jennier Chiaverini.  There was a line drawing of the block in the book, so I made a few of these.  Okay, I stopped after these three.

This is from the book Friendship Strips and Scraps by Edyta Sitar.  The top is finished and just needs quilting.  I like scrappy quilts, but I think this one might be just a bit too scrappy for me and maybe that's why it isn't finished.

I really love this Aunt Sarah quilt that I saw in one of the Australian magazines.  I want to make it brighter than the one they show in the magazine, so I started making 3/4" hexagons that are a lot brighter than those shown in the photo.

This is called The Leftover Quilt.  I first saw the pattern and quilt on Ellen's blog, Little Jewel Quilts, and I rewrote the pattern to use 2 1/2" strips.  I have enough blocks cut to make a larger quilt.  The black and white nine patches make a great leader/ender project.  I blogged about it here.

This is my Phebe center.  I have started the center over again.  For me, this is going to be a long term project.

Phebe stars.   I realized that these are the wrong sized stars for the inside border with sashing so they will have to be ripped out.  They will work in the outer border though.

One of the experiments from my post On Point Quilt from Charm Squares found here.

And, here's another.....

This quilt is one that I drew up in Electric Quilt.  I made it in another colorway that you can see here.

I've been working on this one off and on for awhile now.  It is all quilted, and I sewed the binding on.  After looking at it, I really think it needs a border.  So I tore the binding off and decided I was going to add a black border on it along with batting and backing and then quilt it.  It has kind of turned into a nightmare project.

This little tumbler is from a kit I won from Kathie over at Inspired by Antique Quilts blog.  I am hand quilting straight lines vertically on this one and have about 1/4 of it finished.

Extra Christmas present blocks that I made from charm squares.  You can see my post on how to make this smaller version here.

My jelly roll race quilt from our Dear Jane retreat in Shipshewana last fall.

My Orca Bay that still needs the plain inner border and the pieced outer border.
These Bonnie Hunter mystery quilts are really neat looking once you get them all put together.  I will finish the border soon, but her quilts have so many pieces that I like to at least get the blocks put together before I can walk away from it.

These are just a few of my UFOs.  I have more in different stages that I plan to make some decisions on...either get them out and work on them or pass them on to someone that will.

Thanks for stopping by today!  
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