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UFOvember, 2021

Last year I participated in a blog hop for November. The topic was unfinished objects or UFOs. I pulled out my Bear’s Paw blocks from the early 1990s and turned them into a quilt coat. The coat is one of my favorites and it has been worn a lot. For that alone, I am glad that I participated last year. But participating in the UFOvember also made me think differently about my UFOs. My quilty colleagues had so many ideas and insights into why we create UFOs and what to do with them.

This year Bobbi Gentili (also known as Geeky Bobbin) is hosting the blog hop again, and I am enthusiastically joining in.

Just like last year, I will start with a reckoning of my current UFOs. (This is always the painful part.) I am starting with last year’s table so you can see how many UFOs got finished!

Quilt NameYear StartedCurrent StateWhy I Didn’t Finish
Bethlehem Star Wallhanging1993Needs quiltingWas hand quilting, which I took out because I would never finish it hand quilting.
Double Irish Chain
Quilt Your Weight Off
2018Pieced, assembled, long arm quilted by Prairie Folk Quilt Company. Waiting to be bound.Waiting for me to lose more weight I decided that I like the quilt and there was no reason to wait.
What My Grandma Gave Me – English Paper Pieced Carpenter’s Wheel2019Still piecing I will be piecing this for a long time – it is hand sewing and takes me forever!
Rainbow Hand Dye2020Front pieced, back partially piecedSet aside to finish Tree of Life quilt and pattern
Tree of Life Table Runner2020Partially quiltedSet aside to work on other projects with deadlines.
Completing this is my one monthly goal for November!
100-Day Improv Quilt-a-Long2020Still piecing Pieced, assembled. Backing selected. Still needs quilting.100 days ends 12/23/2020. Quilting is already planned out.

I got 5 UFOs finished this year, rehomed one, and made progress on two more. Here’s my current UFO list:

Quilt NameYear StartedCurrent StateWhy I Didn’t Finish
Bethlehem Star Wallhanging1993Needs quiltingWas hand quilting, which I took out because I would never finish it hand quilting.
Double Irish Chain
2018Pieced, assembled, long arm quilted by Prairie Folk Quilt Company. Waiting to be bound.I decided that I like the quilt and there was no reason to wait.
What My Grandma Gave Me – English Paper Pieced Carpenter’s Wheel2019Still piecing I will be piecing this for a long time – it is hand sewing and takes me forever!
Rainbow Hand Dye2020Front pieced, back partially piecedSet aside to finish Tree of Life quilt and pattern
Tree of Life Table Runner2020Partially quiltedSet aside to work on other projects with deadlines.
Completing this is my one monthly goal for November!
100-Day Improv Quilt-a-Long2020Pieced, assembled. Backing selected. Still needs quilting.Quilting is already planned out.
Christmas Table Runner2020Pieced, assembled, basted. Didn’t finish before the holidays.
Singapore Sling2021Pieced, assembled, basted, and partially quilted.Ran into problems with quilting and didn’t finish in time for QuiltCon2022 submission deadline.

Over the past year I have completed 5 UFOs and only added 2, so I have a net loss of 3 UFOs. That makes me very happy!

Later this month I will share more about how I power through these UFOs.

Here is the list with links to all of the UFOvember blogs. I encourage you to check them out:

November 1 – The Geeky Bobbin – http://geekybobbin.com

November 2 – Strawberry Creek Quilts – www.strawberrycreekquilts.com

November 3 – Katie Mae Quilts – katiemaequilts.com

November 4 – Pretty Piney Quilts – https://prettypiney.com/blog

November 5 – Mary Go Round Quilts – www.marygoroundquilts.com

November 6 – Exhausted Octopus – https://exhaustedoctopus.com/blog/

November 7 – Just Get It Done Quilts – https://www.justgetitdonequilts.com/blog

November 8 – By Hilary Jordan – https://byhilaryjordan.com/

November 9 – Sew Hooked on Treasures – sewhookedontreasures.com

November 10 – Sunflower Stitcheries and Quilting – www.sunflowerstitcheries.com

November 11 – Blue Heron Quilting – https://www.blueheronquilting.shop/blog

November 12 – Carrington Creates – https://cbear7774.wixsite.com/thatsthewayitseams

November 13 – Sarah Goer Quilts – https://www.sarahgoerquilts.com

November 14 – Better Done Quilts – https://betterdonequilts.com/

November 15 – Ashli Montgomery/Virginia’dele Smith – http://www.meandcoach.com

November 16 – Puppy Girl Designs – http://puppygirldesigns.com

November 17 – Lovingly, Lissa – lovinglylissa.com

November 18 – Art East Quilting Co – www.arteastquiltingco.com

November 19 – rjbosscher – www.rjbosscher.com

November 20 – Love to Color My World – http://lovetocolormyworld.blogspot.com/

November 21 – LynsAvenue – lynsavenue.com

November 22 – Quiltfox Design – https://www.quiltfox-design.com

November 23 – Maeberry Square – https://www.maeberrysquare.com

November 24 – Karen Bolan Designs – https://www.karenbolan.com/blog

November 25 – Tina1802 – www.tina1802.com

November 26 – Lazy Cozy Quilts – www.lazycozyquilts.com

November 27 – True Blue Quilts – www.truebluequilts.com

November 29 – Sarah Ruiz Quilts – sarahruiz.com

November 30 – Lyric Art – LyricKinard.com

How are your UFOs?

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