UFO Challenge


Well, I’m still here slowly working on my UFOs.  I had intended on going full speed ahead and trying to pump out as many UFOs as I could before the Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt starts but then guilt lead me somewhere else.  I have so many charity quilts here that were set aside while I was recouping with my foot that I feel like I should be working on them and not on my stuff.  I’m “kind of” setting my stuff aside a bit and tackling the charity quilts.

I’ve actually come up with a bit of a plan.  Morning sewing is a split between charity quilts and my UFO’s.   Nap time, if I get any time then, is my choice time.  Evening time, once blog posts are written is all charity quilting time.  So far, it’s working.

Over nap time I finally managed to finish ironing all the half square triangles I need for Blue Skies.


Yahoo.  Now I need to finish up the center portion of the blocks and get these sewn on.  At this point, the hardest, or most time consuming part of the quilt is done.  I’ll likely sew on these a bit in the mornings.

I’m planning on taking a couple days off over Christmas break.  I’d like to be able to work on some of my own stuff then and I’d like to do it guilt free.  That means I need to keep working on these charity quilts and I do have a wedding quilt top that isn’t quilted yet.  I’m planning on attaching myself to the quilting machine as much as I can tackling all I can.  Maybe if I’m really good I’ll treat myself and quilt Wonky Wishes or Winston Ways.  Both of them are in the wings waiting for their turn to shine.

I’ll be back here next Wednesday.  I’m hoping there’s some progress to share…it might only be a little but I’ll take forward movement, even if it’s slow.


  1. Kim LeMere says:

    I have a few to finish before the mystery starts and 2 of them are Bonnie quilts. I did go snatch up the paint samples and I know I have enough fabric in my collection to get it done. Love seeing your progress and you must be doing better with standing at the long armer, hooray!

  2. Summer says:

    Pretty fabrics ♥

  3. Cindy F says:

    I finally finished Grand Illusion….well, at least as a flimsy. Now to finish Allietere. I have everything cut out for it now, even to the last clue. I just need to finish clue 4 and then on to 5 and 6!

  4. Sherry Whalen says:

    I am going to a quilt retreat this weekend. I was hoping to have all of my paper pieced string spider web parts de-papered and trimmed before I went but I still have about a third left to do. I guess I will be able to take my de-papering kit to other quilter stations to visit while working on them!

  5. Brenda E. says:

    Putting blocks together yet for last years mystery, plan is to get them done but may not get top all together.

  6. Karen says:

    I do not do mystery quilts but love all of Bonnie’s work. one day I will do her Mountains Majesty pattern

  7. Diane in WA says:

    I hope to finish the last two mysteries before the new one starts. I only have to bind Celtic Solstice and I finished putting the borders on Alletaire last night. Hope to get it quilted before Thanksgiving. Not sure what colors I want to do this year’s mystery. Maybe blues instead of the purple and lavender.

  8. Nell says:

    I finished bindings and 28 Garden Party blocks in the last week. I am going to get my mystery fabric picked and then keep working on UFOS. Thanks again for keeping me motivated.


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