UFO Parade 2016

I spent some time on Monday looking through my UFOs to make a new list for this year. I actually didn’t find quite as many as I expected to! Some of these will be familiar :).

  1. I cut these triangles ages ago when cleaning out a bin of bright fabrics. These 6 inch HSTs will be made into Quilts Beyond Borders. I did make one quilt from them and it turned out so cute! Time to finish the rest of these.

2. These  blocks were from a guild exchange last year. There are 15 of these 15 inch blocks. I want to make one more so I can set them 4 x 4. With sashing, this could be a bed sized quilt.

3. These 4 orphan Noteworthy blocks will be made into a baby quilt with lots of negative space for quilting.
4. More guild exchange blocks. These are 12 inch blocks and again, I have 15 so I might make another.
5. More guild exchange blocks. These are destined to become a Quilt of Valor.
6. This isn’t quite a UFO. I bought this ruler and intended to try it out on the two layer cakes shown below. They are both Heather Baily lines and they look great together. I have been intending to do this for so long that it feels like a UFO!

7. I cut these tumblers in November. They are so pretty stacked up that I haven’t been motivated to put them together! How silly is that?
8. As if I don’t have enough UFOs of my own, I collect vintage UFOs! I love this background green fabric but the seam allowances are so very skimpy that I wouldn’t spend the time putting them together as is. My plan is to use these to make smaller shoo fly blocks.

9. Now we are looking at carryover projects from last year. I still haven’t quilted this Metropolitan Fair top but it does have borders added since this pic was taken.IMG_1706

10. I’m still working on this hexie top. I recently cut a few more pieces. I do know how I want to quilt this so that is motivating me to get this done.IMG_1801

11. This is moving up to the top of the list. I need a full day to get a good start on it. It isn’t a project I want to do a little at a time.IMG_1718

12. I  think I know where I want to go with these stars and have setting fabric set aside. So there is that teeny bit of progress since last year! LOL!IMG_1723

13. I love these blocks! I have had a hard time figuring out how to deal with their vastly varying sizes. Instead of doing something I will regret, I have been letting this simmer.IMG_1722

14. Sigh….I have so fallen out of love with these blocks. My design wall is not near big enough for this project. But I don’t need the whole wall to start playing so I need to get to it.IMG_1711

15. Yeah, these are still here too. One of these days!IMG_1720

16. I nearly forgot my Brinton Hall quilt! It has progressed a lot since this picture. I will show an updated one soon.


So that makes 9 new UFOs and 7 old ones.  If I could get myself to finish one a month, I could really whittle this down!

Linking up with Sew Fresh Quilts, Freshly Pieced

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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10 Responses to UFO Parade 2016

  1. Chantal says:

    I will say it just to make you feel better; I have more lol. I’m down to 18 UFO’s. Yes, I said “down”. There is so many beautiful fabric in these photos. Love #2 as I would like to make one some day. Maybe for #13, you could appliqué them at different angles on a square piece. I think it would “mask” the different sizes. I know, I know, to appliqué such block would be quite a task but it is only a suggestion. Good luck with your goals. ;^)

  2. That’s quite the list. I love the fabric in photo #1. Good luck.

  3. Wow! It looks like you’re going to have a busy year! Enjoy!

  4. Cecile says:

    I have some UFO’s too ! We need 4 arms and hands to finish them !

  5. QuiltShopGal says:

    Your UFOs (old and new) are really lovely. I wish you a very Happy New Year with plenty of time to enjoy knocking off your UFOs and more.


    PS – I’m finding it really easy to follow you via http://mycreativebloglist.blogspot.com/, although I still follow you via a variety of tools.

  6. Kathy D says:

    Love the preview of completed projects you’ll be sharing with us. 🙂 Especially interested in #6 as I bought the same ruler on impulse and have the Urban Abacus pattern that uses it. http://sewkindofwonderful.blogspot.com/2011/10/urban-abacus.html Thinking this would make a nice QOV, so you may see it at some point. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Catht says:

    I love seeing all your projects and knowing I’m not the only one with lots of UFO’s. I’ve got a question. How did you cut your orange peals out and how did you applique them. I just got the orange peal die for my Accuquilt cutter and am not sure if I can needle turn them or fuse them and machine applique them. Hugs

  8. RIght….I don’t have that many UFO’s (or do I and I”m afraid to really count??) LOL!! I love your variety and there’s a lot of fun to be had. Enjoy the journey.

  9. Thank you Katy for making my day! 🙂 I only have 4 UFO’s and now realize that’s not too many at all! LOL You have some wonderful projects to finish. I’m especially interested to see what you do with the blocks in #13. They are lovely.

  10. Joy says:

    Last year was to be a year of finishes for me. At the end of the year I had discovered that I had finished 4 quilts, but that only one of them was a UFO. The other three I had started in 2015.

    I need to approach UFO’s in a different way.

    This year I have assigned a project for each month. I am going to look at UFO’s in a new light. Instead of thinking of them as hangers on, I am going to think of them as a quick finish. Look at how much is already done with some of these projects. I could complete twice as many quilts as I did last year!

    Do you think I’ll be able to fool myself?

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