I’m doing a little series of posts that feature old blog posts. I have been going back and looking at them. It’s been fun. I started blogging in June of 2009…WOW. Over ten years. I’m so glad I’ve kept the blog as a diary of sorts…today I’m telling you about a day when my daughter Kelli and completed 11 UFOs all in one day!!
This blog post originated in November of 2015…seven years ago. Back then my daughter Kelli didn’t have kids and had lots of time to quilt. We did a lot of quilting together. I miss those days and someday when the kids all get a little older, I’m hoping we can get back to quilting together.
Admittedly, Kelli had a problem with putting borders on quilts. She was terrible at completing projects to the end. If you were a reader back then, you might remember that Kelli would sew a quilt but then just peter out when it came time to put the borders on. Many of her quilts end up in a UFO bin simply because she hates putting borders on. Jokingly I had teased her asking her how many UFOs she thought she could complete in a day. She said none because more required putting on borders. HA!! She truly hated putting borders on quilts.
She had called and asked me if there was a project we needed to be sewing on. I told her no…it was a free sewing day so how about she tackle her UFOs. She laughed because by then her UFOs had become a running joke between the two of us….Surprisingly, she took the bait and started sewing up her UFOs.
….and then my phone started dinging right and left because she was finishing her UFOs. Here are the pictures of the finished UFOs that she sent and I updated the pictures to show the finished quilts.
#1 finished. This is Fair and Square from Bonnie Hunter’s Scraps and Shirttails II. The borders were pieced. She just needed to attach them. Oh, Kelli.
I went on and did all of the longarming on this. Here it is completely finished.
The quilt comes from Bonnie Hunter’s book Scraps and Shirttails. You can find it HERE.
#2 finish. This is Farmer’s Daughter from Country Threads. It only needed borders and the borders were already sewn…just not attached.
I went on and did the longarming on this one too. Here are pictures of it completely finished.
You can read about it HERE.
This pattern might be available on Country Threads blog Chicken Scratch. You’ll have to check that out.
#3 finished. This little project just needed the gray along the edge.
I ended up adding yet another border to this quilt and finished it for her. You can read about it HERE.
#4 finished. I think this one just needed one of the borders along the side. I think it’s Miss Rosie, Liberty Schnibble. Who quits sewing on a quilt when it only needs one border?? Kelli does!!
I can’t find the finished picture of this quilt. You can find the pattern in THIS Miss Rosie Schnibble book.
#5 finished. This is a Schnibble from Miss Rosie. This one she wanted to enlarge this so it could be a baby quilt. The white and red borders were added.
I finished this one. I’m not sure about the name of this one. I only know it was a Schnibble pattern.
#6 finished. This is Kelli’s own design. It needed one row and borders.
I machine-quilted this one and we sent it off to American Patchwork and Quilting where it was featured in the February 2017 issue. You can read more about it HERE. Can you believe it was made with a jelly roll?
#7 finished. The is Pineapple Blossoms. It is a free Bonnie Hunter pattern that you can find on her website. Kelli started this when we saw Bonnie years ago in Storm Lake I think….again, just needed borders added to it. They were already cut and sen together.
I finished this one for her. I just loved it. You can read more about it HERE.
#8 finished. Again…borders and I only think it needed the top and bottom borders. I think this is a Miss Rosie design called First Mondays.
I went on to finish this for her. You can find out more about the finished quilt HERE. The original has a white background fabric. I love it with the charcoal background.
#9 finished is Kelli’s Cheddar Bow Ties. She is keeping this one for sure. She loves it-I love it. The picture doesn’t do it justice at all. This needed one row attached. It was already sewn.
I finished this one for her. You can read more about it HERE. This quilt is stunning.
I later went on and did an Ask Jo about this quilt. You can find it HERE.
Kelli did this as Bonnie Hunter’s Leader and Ender Challenge.
#10. This is Bonnie Hunter’s Easy Street. This is in her book More Adventures with Leaders and Enders. You can find that book HERE. Kelli did it as the mystery. This one needed all the borders.
I finished this one and you can read about it HERE.
#11. This is a sampler quilt from Monique Dillard from Open Gate Quilts that Kelli did. I can’t remember what this one needed. I think just a couple of rows were added.
I finished this one for her too but I can’t find a picture of it.
Oh, my word. She finished up all of these UFOs in one Saturday. Can you believe it?!?!? I can’t imagine hating borders so much that I’d let all of these beauties languish in a UFO box.
The not-so-funny part was that after I teased her and baited her into finishing all of these quilts tops, they ended up coming to my house where they sat it my longarming pile. HA! I finished the last one in 2021.
I thought this would be a fun blast from the past to share with you. It’s fun to see where the quilt tops were and how they finished up. In doing this post I realized that I am missing a few pages here on the blog. Typically I have blog posts of all the quilts I did each year. I have I am missing the years 2017 and 2018. Watch for them to be coming soon.
So that’s the Kelli UFO saga. Don’t you wish it would be that easy to clean out your UFO bin…I sure do!