When I was cleaning my sewing room I went through the UFO cabinet. Remember I was trying to “be real” about everything. Was I really going to finish it and to be completely honest..What was even in there?? Ah…Did I really want to go through the cupboard…YES.
One side of the cabinet had some stitchy things. At one point in my life I thought I was going to stitch everything….I really stitched nothing. Ahhh…so do I keep it or not? I ended up keeping what you see here.
I LOVED this piece. I stitched it but then my thread bled when I soaked it. AH…I tried to convince myself it wasn’t noticeable but looking at the picture, I think it is. AH. Maybe I should just get rid of it. Opinions anyone?
Here’s a close up.
Surprise!!! This is where my punch needle things have been hiding. Hmmm. Should I keep them. YES. I do like punch needle and in the past I’ve taken it with for something to do in the waiting room at the doctor’s office. Plus I do love the look and it takes up little space.
This…it doesn’t bring me joy. I did it in wool and here’s my confession…I don’t like wool stitched to cotton. This project will likely get donated next time I go through my stuff. This time I couldn’t part with it quite yet.
Hmm. I’ve seen and loved this. So much I bought the pattern and it set. UGH. I haven’t touched it so it’s not really a UFO is it?
This pincushion I have stitched except for the green stems. That would be a quick project to finish up…
Now to the quilty UFOs…Bargello in Plaid. This is from Bonnie Hunter’s Scraps and Shirttails I. I made one before, gifted it and loved it. I cut out another one day….(read about it HERE)
Hmmm… what was this. Oh. Something I was playing with for a design. Umm. I should get back to that. I like it.
Oh and here are those Wild Child quilt blocks I screwed up. Hmm. I still haven’t done anything with them. I think there are 20. Perhaps a baby quilt??
Ah…I forgot about this. It was something I was designing. Oh my. I want to get back to this. Soon I hope. I have a few other things to tend to first but I promise…THIS YEAR!!! I have to make the baby quilts first!!
..ah. yes. Floribunda. I really didn’t start this. Kelli did. She was cutting one out for herself and asked if I wanted one cut out too. Well how can one say no to that offer. It’s really just florals cut in strips…and the yellows. Technically not a UFO…or is it? It’s only bundled fabric.
Bonnie Hunter’s Sugar Bowl quilt. It’s not completely cut out.
All of this had plans for at one time but it’s all sorted through and taken apart now. The projects I was saving the fabric for are projects I no longer want to do…but the fabric? I want that.
OH no. Kelli stitched this for me and I never framed it. UGH. I need to pull that and try to figure out a spot to hang it and a frame for it too.
Can you believe I thought I might HAND make a quilt one day. These are my sewn by hand blocks. I’ll admit, I kept them…
I have this in the cabinet. I pulled these out of my bonus triangle bin. I had labeled them to use with Bonnie Hunter’s Twirl Around quilt….but now I have another idea for them….I’m keeping them here for now. One of these days, I’m going to do something with them.
My Hawaiian Sunset quilt is lingering….
Check out this….They are the leftovers from our Perkiomen Daydreams quilts. I could chuck them but…who knows. We might make another someday.
I think this is from Moth in the Window but I have no idea for sure. I plan to take this downstairs and sort through it one afternoon when my childcare kiddos are sleeping.
This is labeled “Hawk’s Nest”. This is only bonus triangles that I’ve set aside for the project. I have a different bonus triangle quilt that I designed in mind so these might get “stolen” for that project instead.
Here’s Bonnie Hunter’s Holy Toledo quilt…all cut. Nothing else done.
I cut out two emergency baby quilts…this one….
and this one….
They would be quick to sew up but they are going back into the UFO cabinet for now. I’ll keep them for emergency back ups for now.
I have this all cut out. Someday I’ll get to it.
This is all cut up too…I’ll get to that someday too.
My last project…my spider web quilt…
Several of the quilts that are cut out have been on my LONG term project list. When my childcare kiddos are napping, cutting out a quilt is something I can easily do. I get about 30 minutes a day for a little “me time” if the stars align. When they do, I often cut out quilts. So over the course of a week or so, I often cut out quilts that are on my to-do list. Yes it creates UFOs but it also gets me one step further on a quilt I have every intention of making.
Hmmm. I had guessed I have 12 UFOs. I was off….Off by quite a bit. There are 19 on the list. That includes things I’ve pulled that are only bonus triangles though. That’s okay. I’ll still count them as UFOs. I know some people would be mortified with that many UFOs….I’m not. I feel just fine with what I have. I’m not jumping in and trying to finish them any time soon at all…I’ll get to them when I get to them.