Friday, 5 February 2016

UFO Challenge, February

It's time to own up to our progress (or lack thereof) on Vicki's UFO challenge this year. I'll start with the summary, for those who don't want to read the nitty gritty details at the end of this post.

At the beginning of January, I had these projects in the works:
16 in progress
7 planned but not started
20 to be quilted
4 to be bound

As of today, I have
10 in progress
7 planned but not started
30 to be quilted
3 to be bound
4 completed this past month

I'm not sure whether to consider that progress or not :)  Fewer in progress quilts, but a pile more to be quilted. Fortunately, 5 of them are tiny so I should be able to get them all quilted in one go before my next guild meeting, I hope.

This is one of my completed quilts for this month. It started as a side project with a block party group about a year and a half ago.  I provided fabric to anyone interested and promised that the finished project would go to a charity. Well, it's finally finished, and will be donated to Victoria's Quilts next week, assuming I get the presentation bag made before then.

I'll be linking up with the 2016 Finish Along when the time comes, as this quilt is from that list as well as Vicki's UFO challenge. My Q1 plans for the Finish Along can be found here. 

The details from the above list:
4 to be bound were completed
4 in progress moved to "to be quilted" and
3 in progress moved to "to be bound"
5 new quilties to be quilted (3 disappearing hour glass, 1 disappearing 9-patch, 1 Kaffe stripes)
1 new quilt to be quilted - Glorious and Free
One new "in progress" project, for a class I'll be teaching in the spring.

The current list:

In progress:
  1. Reflections of the North
  2. Scrappy pineapple
  3. giant scrappy swoon
  4. Row by row 2015
  5. Edge of 17 shop hop quilt
  6. Kaffe stripes
  7. Patchwork Year 
  8. Gardener's Alphabet
  9. Merry Mayhem
  10. Giraffe Abstractions by Violet Craft
Planned (fabric bought and/or collected)
  1. recipe wall hanging
  2. drunkards path variation
  3. Christmas wreath
  4. Christmas reindeer
  5. two cityscapes/panels
  6. ombre flying geese (leftovers from Spectrum) 
  7. Jeans quilt
to be quilted
  1. Building Blocks - 2012
  2. Easy Street - Bonnie Hunter 2012 mystery
  3. Turquoise Trails - 2013
  4. Labyrinth - 2013
  5. Starburst - 2013
  6. Rainbow Explosion - 2014
  7. Brights baby quilt - April 2014
  8. Tell it to the Stars - Judy Laquidara 2014 mystery
  9. Flowers in my Windows - 2014 New Year's Eve mystery
  10. Block of the Week
  11. turquoise &; brown rectangles
  12. turquoise & brown diamonds 
  13. turquoise & brown baby quilt
  14. One Block Wonder #2
  15. Border Creek Station mystery (started Oct 2014)
  16. one-fabric quilt
  17. Houses - Done
  18. Paris
  19. baby twister
  20. baby reflections 
  21. Mexican star
  22. Allietare - Bonnie Hunter 2015
  23.  mystery
  24. mystery
  25. Glorious and Free
  26. 3 disappearing hour glass quilties
  27. disappearing 9-patch quilty
  28. Kaffe stripes quilty

to be bound
  1. Stonehenge
  2. Yahoo group mystery
  3. Yahoo group #2 

Done this month
  1. Chain Reaction - Done
  2. snowball/9-patch - Done
  3. scrappy quilt - 2013 - Done
  4. Disappearing hour glass- Done


  1. I like your break down of what is going on with your quilting progress. I think I'll adopt it! I should list the # of quilts ready to quilt, # to bind, and add # of customer quilts. You have gotten a lot done since the beginning of the year!

  2. Good work for finishing off this lovely quilt! Thank you for participating in the FAL, on behalf of the 2016 global FAL hosts.