2015 UFO Review

Last January, I posted a list of UFOs that I found in my sewing room. It was not all inclusive, I found  a few more throughout the year. But it was a list of UFOs that I wanted to eventually finish. I did want to take time to look at this list and see how I did before creating a new list for this year.

1. My envelope blocks.


Done! And sold in the local Habitat for Humanity Quilt Auction.


2. My Metropolitan Fair churn dash. /home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/003/5689332/files/2015/01/img_1706.jpg

Still not done! I did add the borders but the quilting has me stumped. I need to give myself a deadline for this!

3. Log Cabin blocks./home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/003/5689332/files/2015/01/img_1705.jpg



4. My Shenandoah sawtooth stars./home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/003/5689332/files/2015/01/img_1711.jpg

The blocks are now all done. Finally! But sadly, it is still a UFO.

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

Done! I will share finish pics soon.

 6. This isn’t really my UFO. These are blocks that were signed at Daughter #2’s wedding in 2013. /home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/003/5689332/files/2015/01/img_1713.jpg

Done!  I finished this and gave it to Daughter #1 for her birthday this year.IMG_3309

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. Done! Or perhaps I should say GONE! I passed these off on a bloggy friend, Kathy. So they are off my list!/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. Not done. I haven’t even touched this./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. Not done, although I have made some progress on this. Now it looks like this:IMG_2839

10. A little black and white project that I set aside because it was so darn tedious! Maybe I will get back to this. Not done. Although, I have a reason for not finishing this. I hope to get back to it this year and when I do, you will understand why I was hesitant to move ahead with it. How’s that for cryptic?/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…. Done!/home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/003/5689332/files/2015/01/img_1717.jpg

And here it is:IMG_2484

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

Here is the finish:IMG_4935

13. Pumpkin seed blocks that I appliqued while traveling last summer. The idea was that I would eventually use these in a medallion quilt. Not done. Still marinating in the cupboard./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……/home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/003/5689332/files/2015/01/img_1721.jpg

…..turned into Calamity Jane…. But she is done! 


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. Sigh. Not done. /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 15 years ago. They would make a lovely baby quilt for a little girl. Not done./home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/003/5689332/files/2015/01/img_1723.jpg

So out of 16 items on this list, I was able to cross off 8. Without this list, some of those would not have gotten done. So I would say, not bad. But I hope to do better next  year. Time to create a new list. Undoubtedly, some items will look familiar! But that is another blog post.

Thanks for sharing the journey with me. I enjoy blogging and it is gratifying to know that so many of you enjoy following my quilty adventures.

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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7 Responses to 2015 UFO Review

  1. audrey says:

    Some wonderful finishes! I love having a list just so I can keep track of what projects are still waiting for me. STILL.:)

  2. lois92346 says:

    You accomplished a LOT considering all the QOV you’ve quilted for other people and other happenings going on in your life. I should be so productive!

  3. Cecile says:

    I think 2016 is going to be a biiig year full of UFO’s ! But there are great finishes too !!
    Beautiful work Katy !

  4. Sandi says:

    I think you had a great year! I love getting to revisit some of your quilts! Happy New Year! Hugs,

  5. Kathy D says:

    Love your comment about the pumpkin seed blocks “marinating in the cupboard”! You’ve inspired me to look at a few projects that I’ve been “marinating” to see if the flavor is right to finish them. Looking forward to seeing your new list and following along on your adventures in 2016. Happy New Year!

  6. Val W says:

    What a productive year you’ve had, Katy! If you add the former UFOs to your list of quilting accomplishments, it makes an impressive body of work. Those UFOs were problems to be solved, and you solved half of them. Good for you! Happy 2016.

  7. Charlotta Norby says:

    That’s some great finishes! I want to agree, or second, in the strongest possible terms, that giving away a UFO, or simply deciding that it’s not worth finishing and taking it off the list, is definitely acceptable. It makes no sense to spend time or resources on finishing a project which you started, but which you no longer like and which you will have no use for when finished.

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