UFO Update

Last week I made the decision to leave my Virginia Bound quilt alone for some thinking time.  I didn’t come up with a final plan with it so decided to move on to a new UFO.  The quilt that is closest to being a top in my Fair and Square quilt so I grabbed it and started in.

I am pretty far along with this one.  I have all the blocks and borders done except the string blocks.


I am pretty excited to we working on this.  Kelli made this quilt a couple years ago and I loved it.

So starts the mess string blocks make…but it’s oh so worth it.


Here’s how far I got….Fair-and-Square-3

I have 20 triangles finished but there’s 144 to make.  I am making mine a size bigger adding a column.

I’m pretty content working on my strings.  In the meantime I have that Virginia Bound quilt hanging over a chair-I am looking it as I sew blocks….trying to decide if I want to make a commitment to applique and big stitching it….right now, I’m leaning towards no…I’m not ambitious enough but we’ll see.  I might give in and do it yet.

Stop back next week to see if I went back to Virginia Bound or if I stuck with Fair and Square.

15 thoughts on “UFO Update”

  1. I am patiently waiting for a quilt retreat in 2 weeks to put my Splendid Sampler quilt blocks together. In the meantine , I hope to finish a dress for my Grandbaby’s 1 st birthday. Apart from a few UFO’s to work on, I am most excited to look forward to October when I move, and can st up my quilting frame ( mid arm), and quilt my “crumb along with me” quilt top !

  2. As far as Virginia Bound goes, I’d probably just do the appliqué if I were you, then quilt it on the machine. I like a little hand work, but hand quilting drives me nuts!

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  4. I have gotten 142 star points made for sashings in Thanks to You and am working on prepping fabric for next week’s retreat/classes. I have worked for my SIL a lot more than I thought I would this summer, so I have not finished up UFOs like I expected. I will just keep plugging away a few minutes at a time and see what happens.

  5. OH NELL! I am sooooo glad to hear that I am not the only one that doesn’t have my Thanks to You finished. I was a sewing fool earlier in the year and then hit a low spot and sewing didn’t happen. So looking forward to the retreat and getting my mojo back!

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  7. I just need to put the binding on a wedding quilt for August 11 in NY. Then I will have no projects with a due date!! I can work on whatever I feel like. My friend gave me a barn quilt panel a few years ago. I ran across a pattern for a wall hanging that used the panel. So I hope to finish that next. It will be quick and easy. I also just started the Gypsy Wife pattern. Looking forward to working on that. I will also have to pick out a project from my UFO bucket to finish. I enjoy having several projects to work on!

  8. Connie—I still have 101 blocks to make-but don’t feel bad, none of the Nebraska group from that retreat have it done. Lori has finished May Flowers, but she is the only one with a finish from last time. Hoping to get back into a groove once school starts. . .

  9. I have Bonnie’s book with Virginia Bound in it. What is the appliqué you were thinking about doing? Maybe I missed the instructions for that.

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