The UFO Parade of 2015

Well, no trip to Lansing for me yesterday. The windchill was in the minus 15 degree range here and my van doors froze shut! I took that as an indication that I should just stay home. I will try again next Monday. So sad as that means another week without my long arm.

Instead, I used the time to finish taking stock of my unfinished objects in order to set some finishing priorities for the year. I found quite a few! Here they are in no particular order.

1. My envelope blocks. As you know, the blocks themselves are now finished. This will be a small quilt so it shouldn’t take long to finish once I get my long arm up and running again.


2. My Metropolitan Fair churn dash. I have been stuck on this for a while. I have some more of the red paisley and am thinking of adding narrow borders of that to finish it off. /home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/003/5689332/files/2015/01/img_1706.jpg

3. I am still keeping up with my block a day log cabins to add to the pile I already had done./home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/003/5689332/files/2015/01/img_1705.jpg

4. My Shanendoah sawtooth stars are still in the works. I think I am up to 42 blocks out of 96 or so./home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/003/5689332/files/2015/01/img_1711.jpg

5. This has been a UFO for longer than I can remember. I put it on one of my lists to finish last year and it didn’t happen. Sigh./home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/003/5689332/files/2015/01/img_1712.jpg

6. This isn’t really my UFO. These are blocks that were signed at Daughter #2’s wedding in 2013. I want to finish this for her this year. Working full time and having a 6 month old is not conducive to lots of sewing./home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/003/5689332/files/2015/01/img_1713.jpg

7. The more I worked on these album blocks, the less I liked them. I need to make something and get them out of my life./home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/003/5689332/files/2015/01/img_1714.jpg

8. This is another very long standing UFO. The prints were purchased in Amsterdam in 1998! I started piecing this not long after. I have a very limited supply of these fabrics and have never been able to figure out where to go from here. It is too long and narrow. I am loathe to take this apart but it might be the only answer./home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/003/5689332/files/2015/01/img_1716.jpg

9. Another hexie hand pieced project. I have worked on this in fits and spurts over the last year or so. I have been stopped by the fact that I feel it needs an infusion of new scraps. /home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/003/5689332/files/2015/01/img_1715.jpg

10. A little black and white project that I set aside because it was so darn tedious! Maybe I will get back to this./home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/003/5689332/files/2015/01/img_1718.jpg

11. Hmmmm….a wee little challenge that I initiated with an online friend. Back in October….or maybe September….Maybe the real challenge is just finishing it this year, Kathy? LOL!/home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/003/5689332/files/2015/01/img_1717.jpg

12. Calendar blocks from 2010. This too was on a UFO list to finish last year. /home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/003/5689332/files/2015/01/img_1719.jpg

13. Pumpkin seed blocks that I appliqued while traveling last summer. The idea was that I would eventually use these in a medallion quilt. /home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/003/5689332/files/2015/01/img_1720.jpg

14. Dear, dear Jane….I started these blocks in 2009 I believe. You may never grow up to be full sized. I should just finish you off….that sounded ominous!/home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/003/5689332/files/2015/01/img_1721.jpg

15. These gorgeous blocks were gifted to me by a bloggy friend last year. I haven’t forgotten them, Jan! They will become a quilt for ME this year. They are not all the same size, not even close. So that is likely why the original maker never finished the quilt. I want to take a weeks vacation and do nothing but work on these./home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/003/5689332/files/2015/01/img_1722.jpg

16. I hand pieced these blocks sometime after we moved back from France, which was 14 years ago. They would make a lovely baby quilt for a little girl./home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/003/5689332/files/2015/01/img_1723.jpg

And I might have one to gift this to. Meet my newest grandbaby, due in June 2015!


We don’t know yet if Grand Baby #3 is a girl or not but she/he will be joining this handsome big brother, Baby L.

/home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/003/5689332/files/2015/01/img_2732.jpgHave a wonderful Tuesday!

Linking up with Free Motion by the River for Linky Tuesday and Modern Tradition Quilts for Keep it Simple, Make it Fun. Also linking up with Field Trips in Fiber for UFO Busting 2015.

About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing kids, and a librarian. I have been making traditional quilts for ages but have ventured into art qulting in the last several years. I also love to knit socks and mittens and dye my own fabric. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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9 Responses to The UFO Parade of 2015

  1. Kathy says:

    Congratulations on the new grandbaby!

    I love those album blocks. You could always give those away if you’re really sick of them … I’d give them a good home. (I’m totally kidding – you should finish that quilt – it’ll be gorgeous!).

    The album blocks aren’t the only ones I like … you really have a way with fabric. I don’t know that there’s a single quilt of yours that I don’t just love.

  2. Lu Ann says:

    Congrats on upcoming new addition to your family! How exciting!!!

  3. Congratulations on the news of a new arrival in June – hope all progresses well – very exciting! And as for your UFO’s – thank you for sorting them out and doing a show and tell! I think #2 churn dash blocks look great ‘floating’ on the red paisley border and, likewise, could you do something similar with the #8 Amsterdam hexies, ‘float’ them on background fabric wider at the sides than top and bottom? Looking forward to spotting these UfO’s amongst your 2015 projects!

  4. Jess says:

    Congrats on the new grandbaby… and wowzers!!! You’re one busy woman! All those projects look great, and can’t wait to see them wrapped up 🙂

    ~ Jess ~
    Everything Is Coming Up Rosie

  5. Oh wow what a lot of lovely projects in the the making. I especially love the hexies! I’m thinking of doing a similar post then I can look back and remind myself of the projects I have hiding in the cupboard! Baby L is indeed very handsome. Congrats on your forthcoming new grand baby!

  6. Tlb says:

    Congrats on the new grand baby 🙂 What happened to your long arm machine? I went crazy when my machine was in the shop . Love all of your UFO’s. Can’t wait to see them finished quilts 🙂

  7. Carol Woosley says:

    January is a great time to not only sort, but unload things that weigh you down. Some of your projucts could be made into candlemats, table runners or–pet beds! The UFO’s and fabrics I’ve given away this past year have made ME happier than the recipients!

  8. elle says:

    You have some lovely projects on the go! Congrats on the newest!

  9. sheri says:

    What a beautiful group of UFO projects and all organized and ready when you are! And that little inutero ufo is pretty neat too!

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