Thursday, December 30, 2010

One of my goals for 2011 is to complete a number of UFO's

Since I got back into quilting 3.5 years ago I have been quilting up a storm.  I have started and stopped quite a few projects, these are called UFO's (UnFinished Objects).  I have also pieced and had machine quilted a number of quilts.  These quilts still require binding.  One of my blog friends Darlene of Insights of SewCalGal blogged about a challenge by Judy Laquidara's (Patchwork Times) UFO Challenge.  Judy is encouraging quilters to work on their UFOs, with a plan to complete 12 in 2011. 

I have so many UFO's it is hard to narrow it down to just 12.

1. Simple Star which uses Moda Birchwood Lane flannel
This needs a mitered border added.

2. Alaska Photo Album quilt
I bought this kit when DH and I traveled to Alaska for our 20th Anniversary the summer of 2008.  I have started cutting out the 'photo's.

3. Balloon Race
This quilt needs the binding attached and a hanging sleeve.  I have determined that I like to use a 2" strip of fabric for my bindings.  I perfer the look of hand sewn bindings which can take awhile depending on the size of the quilt.

4. Bright Cats
This one also needs binding.

5. Blooming Nine Patch
This one also needs binding.  Are you beginning to see a pattern here?

6. Gerber Daisy Chain
This one also needs binding and a hanging sleeve.

This is the first UFO selected to work on in 2011.  Which is great because I can finish it and enter it in the Lake Farm Parks Quilt Show on January 19th.  It is a wall quilt at 42" x 62".  I found the backing to make the hanging sleeve and the binding fabric.

Hanging Sleeve is attached and needs hand sewn down.

Binding on a diagonal has been cut, sewn together and pressed.

7. Sunshine and Shadow/Trip Around the World
This is one of the first quilts I did back in the early 90's.  I had it machine quilted last year.  I don't really like it very much.  It needs a binding, so I may try doing the binding my machine.  It has a flannel back so it will need a wider binding probably 2.25" or 2.5".

8. Bargello Color Wheel
I started this last fall and you can see that Nermal insisted on helping!  The wedges are done, I need to decide on the final layout.

I think what's keep me from finishing this one is it's shape.  If the final quilt looked like the one below maybe I could more forward. 

9. Bargello Black and Gold Allover Jacket
It took a year or so to collect all the fabric for this jacket.  I have cut the strips and sewn them together.  Now they need cut in the vary widths required for Bargello.

10. Midnight Glaicier Purse
This and the jacket pattern are from Figure Flattering Quiltwear.

I have the purse sides already sewn together. I'm letting the zipper keep me from completing this purse.

All the needs done now is to whip stitch the handles.

11. Starring the Buckeyes
I'm not sure the actual name of this quilt.  I think it was donated to the Kids n Kamp Celebrity Quilt Auction at the Shoe in 2008.  I fell in love with the pattern and decided to make one of my own.  Each block is 8" and I'm using Marti Michell's acrylic templates.  I have a large stash of Scarlet and Gray fabric.  This quilt uses a number of Moda Marbles and Robert Kaufman Fusions.  I have a few of the blocks done.

12.  Marti Michell Sampler
I took a class from Marti at the 2010 Lake Farm Parks Quilt Show.  She displayed a sampler in a number of different sizes.  So I started one using 12" blocks.  With a 24" Center block.  I think I'm going to use a layout I found in EQ7.

So there are my 12 UFO's that I hope to get either bound, pieced or completed in the next 12 months.  I will be updating this post as I work on these projects.

Wish me luck!!


Millie said...

Good luck with all your UFO's. Love the last black and red star quilt. Happy New Year!

SewCalGal said...

I so happy to have you in Judy's UFO 2011 challenge with me. Really looking forward to quilting and reducing our UFOs together. I love your list. That bargello jacket is going to look great on you. I also have that Quilts with A Twist pattern, but haven't yet bought fabric for it so I consider it to be on my wish list. Maybe after I reduce down my UFO list I'll make it as I sure love the design.

Can't wait till tomorrow to see what our first UFO in 2011 will be.

Happy New Year.


Mary said...

Hi didn't know you did all of this quilting. I used to but not any more...Go quilting places with Sue Herpy....did you make the jacket yet?Nice blog also...I would love to set up a blog site but don't know how...