It’s only natural to take inventory of all your UFOs at the first of the year. You want to have an idea of how far you are behind – right? The interesting thing about UFOs, is that at the time they were started, they were the most exciting project ever and I couldn’t wait to finish them. Now, they just sit there, unfinished, like an albatross around my neck (perhaps that’s a bit dramatic). Here’s the stack of UFOs that are currently taking up space in my closet:
As you can see, there are quite a few of them. By the way, my definition of a UFO is a project that actually had work done – fabric was cut, sewing was done, etc. This doesn’t count all the kits or all the projects that supplies I bought supplies for (that actually takes up two cabinets). This year, I am determined to either complete my UFOs or give them to someone else to complete and enjoy.
This is a table runner that is *almost* finished. It has been quilted halfway, just needs some binding (my machine broke when I was quilting it the first time so I put it aside).
The Sweetheart Table Runner is my first attempt at applique. All the applique pieces are complete and basted down, I just need to sew around them, add a border, and then quilt it (it sounds so easy when I describe it).
This is a very small embroidery project I started 2 years ago. It is halfway finished. It probably would only take 3 hours to finish it up, add a border and make it into a small pillow. This is something that can be carried around in my purse and stitched on when I am waiting for something.
In order to keep myself honest, I am going to list them all on the blog and will provide monthly updates on the progress. Hopefully, by the end of the year, I won’t have any UFOs (or at least it will be a new batch).
- Sweetheart Vine Applique Table Runner
- Hand Applique Bird/Flowers Wall Hanging
- Faded Glory Quilt
- Strawberry Candle Mat (Wool)
- Flower Baskets Table Runner (Wool)
- Tomato Penny Rug (Wool)
- Three Cheers for Red, White Blue (Embroidery)
- Finished Quilt Tops (need quilted):
- Fourth of July Table Runner
- Ruffled Hearts Quilt
- Diamond Jelly Roll Quilt
- Jo’s Little Houses Quilt
- Friendship Star Quilt
- Friendship Star Table Runner
- Irish Chain/Nine Patch Quilt
- Hand-pieced Wall Hanging
Keep it thimble!
5 thoughts on “Unfinished Objects (UFOs)”
Personally, I am happy you started the sweetheart vine project since that’s where we met! 😉
That’s right!! I’m glad I started it to. Just need to finish it now.
This pile of UFOs is sooooo tiny that ………………well frankl,y how can you call yourself a real quilter?????????? You are just playing……………right?????? :}
Keep in mind that I have only been quilting for less than 5 years ;). I am sure it will grow exponentially each year, no matter how hard I try to stay on top of it. Plus, this pile doesn’t count all the kits and other projects I’ve set aside. That will be in another post :).