I’ve been working on UFO quilts for most of the summer. I wanted to check my progress and see how I was doing. I’ve not concentrated on any one project so it’s really hard to see how far along I’ve actually come. I started to try to figure it out all in my head but then thought it might be easier to write a blog post instead. I copied my original post with pictures and then added an update.
Up first…Blue Skies. This is from the String Fling book…. I have a bag of strings ready to go for this and it’s all cut out. Not a stitch has been sewn. UPDATE: Nothing is sewn still.
Next up…Cheddar Bowties…This is from More Adventures with Leaders and Enders. I have about 1/3 of the blocks sewn. I have the border segments sewn too. UPDATE: Nothing has changed.
Fair and Square I fantasize about. Kelli has her’s done and I love it. It’s been a long time favorite of mine. It’s in Scraps and Shirttails II. I have the white strips cut and will just grab my 1 1/2″ bucket and start in sewing once the mood and time aligns. I’m very excited about this one…Not a stitch is sewn. UPDATE: All the border segments are made but need to be sewn together. The checkerboard blocks are almost finished. No string piecing started.
On the rack to be quilted are Bricks and Stepping Stones for a Wedding quilt….Jingle Bell Square and Wonky Wishes…. I’m excited about them all. I have backings prepped picked out for two of them. I know I am keeping Jingle Bell Square and Wonky Wishes for myself so, you know how it goes if you long arm, your own stuff gets finished last. UGH! UPDATE: Jingle Bell Square is not finished. See it here. Bricks and Stepping Stones is finished. See it here.
Here is Pfefferneuse. It’s all cut out. This is in String Fling. UPDATE: I have all the hour glass blocks finished.
Let’s not forget Pineapple Crazy…Also in String Fling. I have about 20 more center blocks to do and ALL of the outside border blocks to do. (That count was wrong…should have said 38) UPDATE: I have 9 blocks left for the center to do.
Here is Virginia Bound. That one has been at a stand still. I had run out of shirt strings…well I didn’t run out. I did run out of variety. Being I have LOTS more shirts cut up now, I could get back to this project. It is in Scraps and Shirttails I. I started this in Moline when we saw Bonnie. UPDATE: I have 10 more blocks done than I did before. I’ve been sewing them leader and ender style.
Rectangle Wrangle. I love this quilt. I adore this quilt. When I saw the book Scraps and Shirttails for the first time this is the quilt I most wanted to make. The strips for the inside blocks are all cut out. Not a stitch is sewn on it. I want this quilt for me and only me….again, things for me get set aside. UPDATE: I have the center finished and sewn together.
This is Rick Rack Nines. It is in Leaders and Enders. This one got started by accident. The 2″ bucket was overflowing and needed taming. I have all of the segments sewn and cut but only a few blocks are together. UPDATE: This one is complete. You can see it here.
Star Struck I started not to long ago. I’ve made good progress on it. It started as something I could work on over nap time. In the mornings before child care I’d get up early and sew. Then during nap time I’d cut the strips into segments. The blocks are all finished. I’m starting the sashing debate….it’s been stuck there. I have the border pieces cut and will start leader and ender sewing them soon. UPDATE: No progress.
Here is Santa Fe Star. I loved this quilt when I saw it in the book, String Fling, the first time and still do. I have the flying geese next to my sewing machine and have been leader and ender sewing them over the past month or so. I think this one stalled out because sewing those diamonds isn’t in my exact comfort zone. I need to just start sewing them. I am sure once I do, it will be no big deal…but then it’s the set in seams. UGH. I know…excuses-excuses. I am doing a little debate on what color to do the red/orange background….print or solid?? I just need to do it. I’ve given myself a reprieve on it until the flying geese are finished…then no excuses. UPDATE: The center star is finished. The border flying geese are finished and sewn together. I need to decide on a background print.
Talkin’ Turkey I started WAY back when that block was in Quiltmaker’s 100 blocks before the book even came out. I almost have the red string pieces sewn but that’s it. That’s in String Fling. UPDATE: I’ve cut out the flying geese.
Here is Texas Braid. It’s in Leaders and Enders. I haven’t sewn a stitch on it. For a few years I had the pieces cut but not the red corner stones. I never had enough of the same reds. Then a couple month ago over nap time when I needed something to do, I cut them out. I ended up just using whatever reds I had. They don’t match and I’m actually happy that I came to that conclusion. Still no stitching…. UPDATE: The braids are all sewn. I have to trim them and sew them together. I am working up some bravery to trim them.
Here’s Winston Ways. I’m not quite sure if some people would call this a UFO…I am though because I have ever intention of making it. This has been set aside for quite awhile now. It’s a box of red and white strips. Any day, I’ll grab this and start sewing the red and white four patches….I don’t have any other part cut out. UPDATE: I am to the assembling process and even have about eight blocks sewn together.
Hmmm….That was 16 projects.
Most of them were in “only cut out stage”. I have three finished. I have three that are close to being tops.
I also added one to the fold….Bricks in the Barnyard. The half square triangles are all sewn for that….next up block assembly.
I might have done a little better had I concentrated on projects but that was hard with the cast on my foot…..either I couldn’t dig for a fabric or knew that even if I did complete a top, I wouldn’t be able to machine quilt it. Hopefully with the walking cast that can change a bit.
I didn’t do nearly as good as I was hoping with my UFO sewing. I guess I had hoped to finish at least half of them but alas…that didn’t happen. (I think wedding quilt sewing got in the way) My original goal was to work on the UFOs until Bonnie Hunter’s new book arrived at my house…well, it has. Now I’m making a new plan. I’m going to keep sewing on them until the new mystery comes out. I’ll be here every Wednesday morning showing you my progress. I’ll keep the linky party up and running for anyone who wants to continue to join me.
For my continued work on UFOs I am going to reward myself by letting myself pick a quilt from the new Bonnie Hunter book to start working on…hmmm. Now which one will that be? Any suggestions?