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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

UFO Challenge Projects

I finally have taken the time to sort through my UFOs to see which projects I want to finish for Judy’s Patchwork Times UFO Challenge.  Truthfully, I was surprised that I did not find more things!  I do have several small UFOs tucked away that I did not even consider.  I am going for the GUSTO!  I want to get these larger projects out of the way, and then I can throw in a small one if I finish my monthly project early (HAHA!  AS IF!!)  So here’s what I am planning…

1.  Jeremy’s Milky Way quilt… piecing (I have 5 of the 25 blocks done.  Then there is a pieced sashing around all the blocks…. lots of work in that, plus pieced borders.    And I also just remembered… I still have not found the fabric I want for the pieced sashing, so I better get to work on that!  This will take a while!)  *This was started about 5 months ago.  It was intended to be his Christmas present but I just could not get it done.  It will now be his birthday gift (end of March) so no matter WHAT number Judy draws I will work on this one first!   I LOVE how the blocks are turning out.  I think I will need to make another one of these after I have completed his.  After all… I must do SOMETHING with all that shirt fabric I have been collecting!


2.  Jeremy’s Milky Way quilt…. quilting and binding

3.  Blue 4-Patch Posey …. quilting and binding  *This is for the bed at the lake camp where we have our SIL retreats.  I would love to have it ready for the next spring retreat.100_2924

4.  Green 4-Patch Posey … setting blocks together and borders  *This is for MY bed.  Blocks are all made, but I have not decided how I would like to set them together.  I want to do something different, but I just don’t know WHAT!100_2926

5.  Green 4-Patch Posey…. quilting and binding

6.  Glorified 9-Patch …  quilting  *The top was finished at quilt retreat about 1 1/2 years ago.  Time to get the quilting done.100_2923      

7.  Glorified 9-Patch …. binding (This is a scalloped binding.  I figure it will take me a whole month to hand-hem this baby!)

8.  Jelly Roll Diamonds quilt…  quilting and binding  *This top was pieced about 2 years ago.  It was my first jelly roll quilt and was loads of fun, but I never did decide how I wanted to quilt it.  Time to make up my mind!  I think this will be a great place to practice on custom quilting with the IQ.


9.  Balloons Stack & Whack… piecing  *I think most of the blocks are cut out, but none have been sewn together.100_2928

10.  Balloons Stack & Whack… quilting and binding

11.  Floral Stack & Whack… piecing  *I think all of this has been cut out and 2 or 3 blocks have been pieced.


12.  Floral Stack & Whack… quilting and binding   *Both Stack & Whack quilts were begun as examples when I taught a class on how to do these.  They have been hanging around for about 8 years now!

Now Judy, here is the thing…

I MUST get Jeremy’s quilt done first, so no matter what you draw, his quilt gets priority in January and February.  And IF you draw a number that is one of my quilting projects but the piecing has to be done first, obviously I am going to have to do some switching around a little.  Please don’t send the quilt police after me!!

SOOOOOO…. If I am able to keep up with this I will complete 7 quilts next year.  It will feel very good to have these UFOs done and given as gifts or used in our home.  I work best under pressure, so hopefully I can keep this going all year.

Are YOU up to the challenge?  If so, hop over to Patchwork Times and sign up!



  1. Kat,
    I love your blog, and I have a suggestion--have you hung your quilt tops to let them "speak" to you? I find this helps sometimes when I am stumped.
    Happy New Year from about 4 hours away in So. LA.

  2. Nice looking UFOs. I know you will finish all of them in 2011.

  3. Great list of UFO's and good luck! Can't wait to see your finished quilts.


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