Friday, December 16, 2016

UFO Business

I've been following Judy Laquidara's Patchwork Times for quite a few years, or more.  Back when I first started, she was hostessing a UFO Challenge to quilters to get their unfinished quilts done.  Don't we all, or at least most of us, have at least a few of those?  I know I have far more than just a few since my favorite part of quilting is just about everything up to the actual quilting, and I hit that brick wall mostly because I haven't perfected my free motion quilting skills.

Judy is making a reprise of her UFO Challenge which she is calling "Get It Done" [you can see the details at the link].  The basics are that we select a dozen of our unfinished projects (one for each month), make a list, and link that list up at her site.  Each month, she will choose a number and during that month, we work on our quilt with that number from our list.  

My own list of UFOs has been on my blog under a separate tab for ages, and I can see I need to update it some; mostly by adding a few more to the list.  I have over 35 unfinished projects - wow!!  I'm thinking I should jump on Judy's bandwagon and see if I can't get a few of those finished up during 2017.  

I have three that are already sandwiched and pinned which are "must do"s. They hold all my quilt pins!  They are: 

Project #020: Churn Dash/Hidden Spools
Project #054: Tiddly Winks
Project #031: Loveland Log Cabin
Beyond these three, I'm compelled to get my older projects done.  The oldest was started 13 years ago_I find it so hard to believe that many years have already passed.  I will show just the names and photos of the remaining nine projects to work towards finishing in 2017.

Project #010: Country Charms/Dragonfly
Project #015: Feathered Star
Project #016a: Bricks
Project #016b: Bricks 2
Project #018: Case of the Mysterious Voter
Project #019: Asher's Quilt
Project #021: The Puzzler
Project #026: Victoria's Wedding Quilt
Project #032: Bella Luce
And there we have it, 12 of my quilt tops that need to be finished.  I'm going to give it a try to "Get It Done", so if you have projects for which you need that extra push, or encouragement, maybe this will be what you need too.


  1. Your quilts are beautiful. Wouldn't you love to snuggle under one or all??? Thanks for sharing.

  2. Thank you, Lee, for alerting me to Judy's UFO project. I was doing the same sort of thing this year, but the person drawing the numbers lost interest towards the end of the year. Even so, I finished 6 projects, and made progress on a few more. So after Christmas I will draw up a new UFO list for next year, and join in.

  3. Beautiful projects! I love your heart quilt, Loveland Log Cabin. 2017 shall be a year of some finishes for sure with all your beautiful projects. Good luck in your quest.

  4. Looks like you are close to done on all but one. Good luck finishing.

  5. Some great quilt tops in this group! If they were mine, I think I'd start with that gorgeous feathered star!

  6. I think the quilting part keeps a lot of finishes from happening! Lots of lovely projects to work on.

  7. You've got a great list to work on. Wishing you lots of finishes in 2017.


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