Friday, 4 September 2015

UFO Busting report

I fell off the bandwagon for Vicki's UFO busting party the past few months, but I was reviewing my current status and thought it was time to check in again.,

I'm pretty happy with where things are, although the numbers don't show it.  In March, when I posted last, I had 26 tops, plus 8 being pieced in progress.  A pretty daunting number I must say.

Today, that number doesn't look so different:  As of Sept 1 I have 27 tops waiting for quilting, 1 quilt to bind, and 11 piecing projects in progress.

The good news is the change in those tops.  Of the 26 tops I had in March, I have finished 16.  Plus I started and finished 6 quilts.  OK, apparently I added 17 new tops and a few new projects, for a net gain in UFOs.  But it still looks like progress to me, with 16 quilts completed since March :)

Yesterday, I decided it was time to make some more progress, so I put a few tops on my longarm and went to work. First, I finished up Fox and Friends, since that one needs to be ready for a class this month.  The background is quilted in spikes, and all the animals are outline quilted in matching thread.

Then, I sewed together a bunch of backings, and loaded 4 small tops.  I stuck with my favourite pantograph for baby quilts (Cloud 9) and used up some leftover bobbins I had from previous quilting activities. All my new convergence tops and a little snowball/9-patch are now quilted and ready for binding.

Current UFO count, for Vicki's stats:

# Projects In Progress March 31 - 26 tops, plus 8 being pieced
# Projects Completed - 22
# new projects started - 20
# UFOs trashed - 0
# projects in progress August 31 - 27 tops, plus 11 being pieced and 1 to bind


  1. 22 completed projects in five month? Fabulous!

  2. You've been very productive! Smart to load multiples on the frame, too.

  3. Oh my gosh you have been productive!