UFOs - quilts that is...

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In the world of quilting, a UFO is an Un-Finished Object (or  something like that).

Well, I posted all my UFOs as an entry for a giveaway a while ago, but I have finished a few of those, so I thought I'd update things.

As I went through my collection a few weeks ago, I didn't have as many UFOs as I thought. I have lots of patterns, and LOTS of ideas, but haven't started as many of them as I originally thought I had. That's a good thing. It means that I can maybe actually catch up with these projects...... nah, what what I thinking! LOL!

UFO #1 - Girls of the World

 Girls of the World
part still together

Girls of the World quilt pieces  sashing pieces already removed
parts coming apart and sashing bits removed already

improperly sashed
improper sashing

This is a quilt that was done with fabric paint (Tri-Chem if you remember them) by my mother and pieced by my Granny.  The piecing was done improperly (note how the sashing is incorrect), and it they didn't use batting (just an old blanket on the back) and I'm taking it apart to put together again.  (SHH!  Don't tell Mom and Granny, they don't know.) I love the girls, and want it to be properly quilted.

(more projects and lots of pics after the jump)

UFO #2 - Small Nativity
Paper-Pieced Natavit front   Paper-Pieced Nativity back
Paper-Pieced Nativity front and back

unfinished nativity
Unfinished paper-pieced nativity

I just completed one of these a couple of weeks ago (The Nativity), but the other one I still have to finish paper-piecing.  I thought I would quickly get them done so I could work on the binding while sitting at soccer/softball/baseball games with my kiddos, but haven't gotten that far yet!  I want to put them in my Etsy/Artfire shops (which are still empty as of yet!).

UFO #3 - Buck a Block
 Buck a Block patterns
Buck a Block patterns (12 months x 2 colors)

Block #1 Pieces   orange-beige fabrics
Block #1 pink/white pieces   -   orange/beige fabric

This was a block of the month program that I got to work on with my daughter.  It's a Thangles pattern and included all the thangles plus fabric for $1 a month plus shipping (as I recall) - it was a good deal and looked like a fun project.  Well, we got the pieces for the first block in 1 color done (she was doing pink/white, and I was going to do the orange/beige) and that's about as far as we got.  It looks like an awesome project still, and fairly simple!

UFO #4 - Serpentine
 Serpentine blocks
Serpentine Blocks and Confetti Pattern Book (by Mary Mashuta)

  Serpentine Pieces
Serpentine pieces

My Sweetie bought this book for me and wants a Serpentine quilt made for him with stripes and polka dots.  I have all the pieces cut out, just need to piece the blocks and then do a layout - which requires curved piecing, and then putting all the blocks on a design wall and matching color pathways, etc.... I think that's why it's still in the box!

UFO #5 - Purple Heralding Angel
 Purple Heralding Angel
Pretty Lady

This is a stained glass project for myself, that keeps getting put off.  I made this angel in blue for my mom-in-love, facing the other direction.  It's a beautiful quilt.  I know where this one is going to live in my house, too.... when she gets done!  She's one of my favorite quilts, I just need to get to her to get it finished!

UFO #6 - Mock Cathedral Window
 Mock Cathedral Window

Not even sure what this block is called.  The pattern was given to me by a friend and it's one of those 'take with you' kinds of projects.  You get a few of the insides and outsides cut out and you take it in the car, to the drs office, etc., to sit and work on by hand while you're waiting/traveling/etc.  It's a fun project that will be ONGOING for a while!  I think I got set back because the muslin I originally chose for the outside was too thin, so the brighter fabrics could be seen through it.... I have the thicker muslin now, just have to cut some more pieces to take on the go with me!

UFO #7 - Crazy Quilt
 Crazy Quilt Start

This is another ONGOING project.  I will take some of my favorite scraps and make these blocks from time to time, until I have enough to put a quilt together.  My Great-Grandmother quilted like this, using a foundation to build the crazy squares on, and then putting them all together, and taught me her method a few years ago.  I don't think this first one I'll be able to give away.  But it's a relatively simple method, and is a great way to use up scraps!

UFO #8 - Mending

Does this even count as a project?  It's never-ending with 3 kiddos in the house!  Always something to be mended, or holey-kneed pants needing to be made into shorts, or something!  But, there the stacks sit, waiting for another mending day!

Those are my current UFOs.  I thought for sure I must have had 20-25 projects on the go.  8 isn't too bad, eh?

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