I’ve been busy digging around in the sewing room trying to unearth some quilting UFOs so I could come up with a list of projects for Country Threads Chicken Scratch blog’s famous Diry Dozen Challenge. I very loosely participate. Or it might be more accurate to say, I make a list, usually a list of 24 projects, and I sew on them throughout the year. So…July 1st is the turnover time for a new list so here goes…
A blog reader sent this to me. It is an eclectic scrappy mess of leftovers that I love. Everything is 3 1/2″ based. I have just bits and pieces from that reader but my hope is to turn it into a large quilt. Goodness knows I have plenty of bits and pieces to add to it! HA!
#2-Red Hourglass blocks-
This is another UFO sent by the same blog reader. I was paging through an old magazine from the 1950s and found an idea for using these. I’m hoping I can get to them sometime in the next year.
#3- Frock Leftovers Baby Quilt
This is finished and is a carryover from last year. I didn’t finish it then but hope to finish it this year!! I need to just DO IT!
#4 Frolic Leftovers
I likely have enough for two quilts here. I do have one designed so that’s progress. YAHOO!
#5 Frolic Quilt
A blog reader sent me her Frolic quilt. She was busy sewing along and decided she didn’t want to finish it so she sent it my way. I’m making progress on it but haven’t gotten that push to plunge forward and finish it. I do have a benefit coming up at the end of August and I’ve been thinking of giving this one the push it needs to finish it.
#6 Oversized Flying Geese
But wait…I have this one already made into a quilt top. This one could easily get finished and donated to that benefit. Hmm.
#7 Tribute to Judi Quilt
This is an OLD UFO for me…I’m sure it’s over 10 years old. I finished the blocks last year and am hoping to move this one to a finish. Thanks to blog reader Ila for sending me some finishing fabric.
#8 Hawaiian Sunset Quilt
This is also a LONG TERM UFO. This one is also over 10 years old. I have the fabric. I just need the time to finish this one.
Last year I finished the blocks. It’s time for this to become a finish.
This is one that’s really more of a kit.
This is another FREE Pattern from Bonnie Hunter you can find HERE.
This one is a low-priority project. I’m not even sure it’s all cut-out.
#10-Oregon or Bust- I’m working on this!!
Last year I cut up the shirts needed for this but didn’t make any progress in getting it cut out.
This is a 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.
This one is a HIGH priority for me to finish. It’s TIME!!
This is another Bonnie Hunter quilt. It’s really only fabric that’s collected together to make the quilt. It is also another low-priority quilt. The main reason is that I think I’ll keep this quilt when I’m finished. Goodness knows I don’t NEED another quilt!!
#12 S’mores Quilt–
This was gifted by a blog reader. The same blog reader that gifted a few of the other projects on this list. She is a wonderful person that totally knows my style. I’ll take her leftovers any day!!
I was really excited about it and hoped to have a quilt along. Alas, that hasn’t happened.
After some looking, I think this is the original pattern by Jo Morton.
I bought the ruler for this HERE on Amazon…and haven’t touched any of it.
Last year I had hoped it would be my Fall project. The colors are so fall-ish. I never ended up getting to it. Hopefully this Fall. We’ll see.
All of the projects that are on the list to this point are UFO carryovers from last year. Now I’ll show you some things that are new to the list…
#13 Half Square Triangle Quilt
This was also given to me by the same blog reader. WOW. I just love all she sent to me. It’s made my sewing room a happy place. I have a bag full of finished blocks. I need to count and see how many I have and then likely cut more triangles. I don’t know if this will be a triangle-only quilt or if I’ll come up with a more interesting design.
#14 Nine Patch Quilt
I started these nine patch blocks last year. I needed a leader and ender project. I had just finished my True Blue quilt and had a lot of leftover 2″ strips. I ended up sewing them into nine patches. Now I need to come up with a pattern to use them in.
#15 Starry Nights Quilt
This is actually my daughter Kelli’s UFO. She gave up on it. She was hosting a quilt along here on the blog and then petered out. She was supposed to do something…maybe mitered corners and chickened it. Now it’s my UFO.
#16 Tea Party Quilt
This is my daughter Kayla’s UFO. She didn’t want it anymore and gave it to me. I said sure I’ll finish it. HA!! I love other people’s leftovers and UFOs.
#17 Picnic Quilt
Carol C asked me if I wanted to finish this UFO. I said SURE!! She sent an entire box of fabric with it. I should likely dig into this one soon. There is a benefit in August that I think this would be really nice for! Thanks, Carol.
#18 Train Tracks Quilt
I have a baby start on this. I started it as a leader and ender and then petered out. I’m looking forward to getting back to it. I will do mine in reproduction fabrics. I’m trying to use up some of scraps.
#19 Bonnie Hunter Paper Piece
I know this is a Bonnie Hunter quilt…I know I can’t possibly get the whole quilt made over the year but I could get a chunk of blocks done and that would get me closer to a finish in the following year. So I have a goal to get 50 more blocks done. That seems doable. I really need to figure out what pattern this is.
#20 Baby Quilt
This one might get passed to the Cresco Ladies. I had grandiose plans of making something but alas…I haven’t. It’s so cute and I’d love to finish it. We’ll see.
#21 ABC Quilt
I bought a bunch of this fabric. I made a quilt top but have enough to make more. A blog reader sent me some of the matching fabric. I need to finish at least one quilt and possibly pass the rest to the Cresco Ladies.
#22 Snails Trail Quilt
A blog reader sent this to me. It’s a Snail’s Trail pattern. I don’t know much about it. I need to dig in and see what needs to be done. I don’t think it would take too long to finish…we’ll see.
#23 English Paper Piecing
This has been a UFO for a long time. I started likely over 10 years ago. Before I cross-stitched, this was my car project and my television project. I have no plans to finish this anytime soon. I would however like to see some progress…even if it’s only one or two finished stars. It’s such a wonderful pattern.
#24 Red, White, and Blue Quilt
I started this a few years ago. It was a design of my own. I never figured out a way to finish it. I need to take the time and just figure out what I want to do with it.
WAIT!!! There is one more. I really only intended on having 24 on the list…
#25 Half Square Triangle Quilt in American Janes
I’m going to add it here as I’d like to get working on it soon and would love to get the credit for doing it. Blog reader Ila sent me a bunch of turnover fabric cuts. I sewed them into squares and then they sat. I was thinking about making them into something fancier than just a half-square triangle quilt so they have just sat here languishing.
Oh but wait…I do have one more.
#26 Low Volume Charm Quilt
Carver and I just trimmed these down the other day. I have plans to make a leader and ender charm square quilt with them.
I was cleaning and found yet another UFO…I definitely want this one to be on the list. This was sent to me by a blog reader. It’s the start of Emerald City from Bonnie Hunter’s book String Frenzy. This one has been on my list of quilts to make and getting this jump start on it is AWESOME!!
That’s my UFO list. WOW…that’s a lot. No wonder I feel like my sewing room is full. Any guesses on how many I can finish this year? I am going to hope for 14 and be happy with 12. Some of them like the English Paper piecing or the Bonnie Hunter Paper Piecing project I’m not looking for a finish on…just progress. If I can reach the goal I listed on those, I’ll count it as a finish. So readers, take a guess. How many projects will I actually finish over the next year? I’d love to hear your guesses….and I’d love to hear lots of GOOD LUCK comments. I’m going to need some luck to make a dent in this pile.