Mary at Country Threads is hosting a “Dirty Dozen UFO Challenge”. Essentially you pick 12 unfinished projects and number them 1-12. Each month she picks a number and that’s the project you finish. Read more about it at Country Threads.
I thought this would be a good way to tackle a few of my UFOs. So I’m jumping in. I showed you my projects a week or so ago but I need to make an updated list…yep. It’s changed already. I found more..and eliminated some.
This one is a top…sort of. I have the center section done.
This is the original quilt….
But..when Kelli and I were in Moline for a quilt retreat with the Mississippi Valley Quilters years ago, I saw this one that someone else did….this…
It’s applique around the outside. I think I want to do something like this. The lady that did this June. She had awesome quilts for the show and tell.
I love the look and like the challenge of trying something a little out of my box. I might not get it completely finished in a month but I sure can try.
2-Churn Dash Shirt Quilt
This is my shirt quilt. When #2 is chosen, I will made the decision on whether to put a border on this or not. I’ll also get it quilted. It’s time.
I love the quilt…no borders is growing on me.
This isn’t really even very far along. I have the triangles..and I have the fabric.
The finished quilt looks like this…
It’s a Bonnie Hunter pattern. I’m using up a BUNCH of bonus triangle to make this. All I really have is bonus triangles…nothing else is started so I wonder if that even counts as a UFO.
If you’re a long time blog reader, you know I’ve wanted to do this for YEARS. It is for sure getting done this year.
In the last 9 months or so I even bought a few more fabrics for it. Seriously, it’s time for this to get done!
5-Scrap Bargello in Plaids
I’ve made this quilt before…
I adored it. Over the years as I’ve deboned shirts I’ve cut more strips to make another. I gifted the first one and thought I’d love to make one to keep.
Here’s the book layout of the quilt.
It’s easy sewing and look forward to tackling this one.
Several years ago a blog reader gifted me a bunch of batik scraps. All were on the small side. About the same time Bonnie Hunter was making this quilt, Garlic Knots. I thought the batiks would be perfect.
So over nap time over the course of a week or two, I cut out this quilt. It sat and then last fall I sewed about 10 of the blocks together, then it got put away again. It’s time to get it out and finish it.
This is Bonnie Hunter’s quilt: I have most everything here to make this. I collected floral scraps over the years. There was enough for me and Kelli both to make the quilt. Kelli ended up taking the fabric and cutting strips for us both.
That’s as far as the quilt got.
It suppose to look like this. (Picture from Bonnie’s blog) The free pattern for this quilt is HERE.
8-Oregon or Bust
This is another Bonnie Hunter quilt. It’s from the book Scraps and Shirttails II. I have long wanted to make this ever since I found Mary from Country Threads version.
I collected shirts for several years as Mary’s version was made with only blue and orange 100% cotton upcycled shirts and I wanted to make mine like hers. I am as in love with Mary’s version. I have the shirts deboned but that’s as far as I am. I can’t wait to make this!!
This is a quilt of a friend of mine. They found it in grandma’s cedar chest. They asked if I could quilt it. I’m super nervous about this as the white background is thin. I think I’ll consult with my friend Carla from Longarm Quilting Inspirations about this.
I LOVE the design. I’d like to replicate this quilt.
This is another FREE Pattern from Bonnie Hunter you can find HERE.
I have some strips cut but that’s about it. This finished quilt (Picture from Bonnie’s blog) suppose to look like this….
This is a free Quilted Twins pattern. This is a 100% cotton recycled quilt. (Find the pattern HERE)
Kelli just made on in all blues…
I have to admit, I wish mine was all in blues.
This is cut out but that’s it. It would sew together pretty fast though. This is another Bonnie Hunter quilt. This one is from Scraps and Shirttails II. I LOVE this book.
There are more project too…. I need more months in the year. I am putting these here though as I’m not going to make this so strict that I don’t enjoy it. I’m giving myself permission to substitute other projects in if I want…or do two projects in a month if I want. (It likely won’t be the two project thing but here’s to wishing)
I am numbering remaining projects and letting myself choose either project…the corresponding number from list one or the corresponding number from list two.
I have a
1-red spider web quilt…
2-black spider web quilt started too but forgot to take a picture.
3-I have this wool project…I’d love to get this done. I have the frame for it already..I just need to finish the inside.
4-I need to stitch the stems and make this into a pincushion. That wouldn’t take long at all…but, I have to do it.
5-I have scrap vortex that I started- It’s the project in the bag on the left in the photo below. Some asked what Scrap Vortex is. You can find more about it HERE. Scroll to the bottom..it was a quilt along.
6-I have this project in the basket on the right, with the red square in the middle. I’d really love to finish that up. It was so fun to make.
7-I have this baby quilt cut out….
It’s this pattern…VERY simple and would be quick to finish.
It’s a free pattern on our blog find it HERE.
8…and this baby quilt…same quilt as above.
9-I also have this quilt I started for my grandson Scotty. I’d love to make this for him for Christmas-or his birthday but that’s in July. It’s a Crooked Courthouse Steps quilt with Mickey in the middle of the blocks.
10-Double Wedding Ring Quilt
I hope to get to this soon but I want to put in on here in case I “forget” about it. I want this finished.
11-This is my Quilted Twins Mystery. This needs to get tackled too. I have the first blocks done…I need to make the alternate blocks.
12-I have other things too…these were started back in January….
With that making a second set of 12, I guess I’ll start in on another set of 12.
1. These were started last fall….I have since passed these on to the Cresco ladies to finish up for charity so I guess they should be deleted…but I’ll keep them here so it seems like I finished something…okay??
Here are a couple projects I was putzing with. There are two projects here so I’ll count them a #2 and #3….they are just baby quilts.
…and of course, the dog quilt. I want to make that too. That will be #4.
There are more projects…These are the ones I just found….
#5-This is a simple rectangle quilt. I cut out rectangles from white and black shirts when I was making Jasper’s baby quilt. This is destin to be a quilt for a wedding so this might be bumped in at some point.
#6- This is my finished Civil War Tribute top. It needs to be quilted. I’m afraid if I don’t put it on the list, it won’t get done.
#7- Another top I’m afraid won’t get done is Bricks in the Barnyard. This might be a wedding gift. We’ll see. If so, I might have to bump this in at some point.
#8- This is just a charm square top. I bought pieces for it at a garage sale several years ago. I ended up finally getting it together as a top…but not quilted. I do have a backing though so it shouldn’t take long.
Oh my word. Did you tally that all up? 12+12+8= 32…. I have 32 projects is some state of being started. That doesn’t count two quilts that you all don’t know about that I have on the burner and will be submitted soon. OH MY WORD!! No wonder I feel so bogged down in the sewing room.
I don’t want to get so bogged down in these UFOs that I don’t have fun quilting. I don’t want to not be able to start any new projects so I’m joining in on the challenge and doing the best I can.
I also want to be creating some original designs of our own and submitting them. All of the UFO sewing has to fit in between that work.
So…here we go. Starting TODAY you can count me in on tackling, or at least progressing some of these UFOs. I know one thing for sure, I am not going to have this many UFOs by the time 2021 rolls around.
Again, HERE is the link to Country Threads….I can’t tell you how excited I am….I hope Mary picks the number soon so I can see what project I’m going to be working on!!