What I’m Working On

I’ve been slowly working through my UFO’s this year.  I needed a new one so I grabbed this project.  Technically it isn’t a UFO by some people’s definition….It was my project from my late March retreat with Bonnie Hunter and the gals from Moline.

It’s my Scrappy Mountain Majesties.


When I left Moline I had most of my blocks sewn into half square triangles and only three blocks finished.   Saturday night Hubby and I were watching TV in the kitchen so I grabbed the small cutting mat and the project box and before I knew it I had most of the blocks cut into segments.  Then today I sewed and have almost all the blocks sewn together.

I project is really coming together FAST!!  I am making mine from recycled shirts and so far it’s been fun playing in plaids and strips.


I started ironing the blocks but Kelli quickly reminded me that Bonnie said to figure out how I want to lay them out before I iron.  Now the blocks are sitting there patiently waiting for me finish the last twenty blocks and to come up with a layout.

I know some people say projects aren’t a UFO until they have sat for over 6 months….some people say it’s not a UFO unless it’s been packed away….for me, a UFO is anything that has been set aside and I am haven’t sewed on it for a month.  How do you define a UFO??

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9 thoughts on “What I’m Working On

  1. Debbie B

    Sew on, Jo! Love all your shirt fabrics. This will be a fun quilt!! Great memories of our time together in Moline.

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  2. Soscrappy

    Recycled shirts make the softest most comfortable quilts ever. I don’t count it as a UFO unless it gets put away and not worked on for at least a couple of months in a row.

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  3. Pam in KC

    Can’t wait to see the finished top. I try not to label my works-in-progress as UFOs because I have every intention of finishing them — some just take longer than others. So, something gets the UFO definition based on the rules of the UFO Challenge I’m participating in.

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  4. Nell

    In the challenge that my mom and I have going with each other, a UFO is anything that is cut into. . .I have several quilts that I have cut and ready to sew, just ready for a retreat or snow day, so they are on the list. However, maybe I want to go back and re-define. . . :)

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  5. Ruth

    I’m with you on the UFO definition. If I have set it aside and gone on to something else whether it has been sitting a week or a year (or ten) it is still someting that needs to be finished; therefore, it is an UnFinished Object. Of couse that might not apply in a challenge.
    I love your plaid and striped blocks.

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  6. Lisa B

    While my daughter and I were cleaning my sewing room a few years ago we decided after a project is cut out until it has a label attached it is a UFO. Fabric and pattern in a basket is not a UFO because I could put the fabric back in the stash or use it for something else. I’m looking forward to seeing the finished Scrappy Mountain!

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  7. Skye

    oooh, that Scrappy Mountain Majesty looks like it’s going to be soooo much fun! Can’t wait to see it!
    For me, a UFO is any project that I once started, then let it ripen on the table in my quilting room, & oopsie!, got started on something else…Most UFO’s then get packed away, but I’ve had one out for the last 6 months, to “remind me”. *sigh*

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