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Monday, April 15, 2013

UFO Parade

Judy L is hosting a UFO Parade at Patchwork Times. Facing the cold hard truth is hard.  Acting on the cold hard truth is going to be fun.  I have a lot of UFOs.  I am not counting them. I want each of them to be finished.  I'm parading one bin at a time.

Last year when I cleared out my sewing room for the big move around, I put my UFOs into big blue bins. I have 4 of them, they are all full.  Each bin has a list of what is inside. I keep that list in my notebook. 

Today I picked the closest bin to me.  Bin number 4.  Here are the contents. As I pulled each project out of the bin to take a picture, I made notes on what is needed to finish. Most of them had that info already on it.
There are 2 that I want special backings for so that went on my shopping list.  OK, let's start the parade of Bin 4.

Go! Scrappy 1- started  October 2010
Blocks complete, red sashing with black cornerstones.

Batik Blocks - started November 2010
This kit contains fabric and instructions for more blocks.
Also sashing and border fabrics.

Hanky Panky - top finished October 2010
There is enough of the blue fabric to use for binding.
I want to use a soft blue flannel for the backing.

Oh, Orca Bay, how you haunt me!
This has been waiting to be quilted since January 2012.
Last week I made the backing, the fabric has aged for about 5 months now.
It should be good to go now. 
Binding is made.

9 Patches and Posies - top finished February 2010
I'l like an antique looking floral print for the back of this one.
Binding is made.

Ultimate Scrap Quilt Like Julie's - top completed December 2012
Backing is ready, binding will be very scrappy.

New York Beauty Scrappy Batiks Table Topper
October 2011
Why hasn't this been quilted???

Yellow back string blocks - February 2011
I need to make 4 more blocks.
These are quilt as you go blocks.

That's the end of today's parade.  We'll have another parade on another day. I still have 3 bins full and probably enough new UFOs to fill another bin.  But I'm not talking about that today. wink, wink


Teri said...

So glad I am keeping good company with my long list. I don't feel stressed about them, but I am on a finishing trend this year.

Mary said...

I worked hard to get all of mine in one picture then I see Judy L has a Linked list on her sidebar. That would take me a long while to get done. I think a TAB at the Top will suffice for me. Gotta get some crossed off my LIST!

Anonymous said...

I like the way you organize them, with patterns kept with blocks or top. That's a good plan.

Quilter Kathy said...

You are so organized! ANd so brave to show your bins.
I am way too chicken to admit the entire extent of the problem, but maybe I'll do a tiny parade when I get home from work!

Marei said...

No bins for me, but I have flimsies (or parts) hanging in closets throughout the house! If you don't see them all at one time then there REALLY aren't that many. Right? Looking forward to seeing all of your 'well seasoned' projects.

Harriett said...

It's great how your UFO's are organized. One bin at a time is a great way to get to your goal.

Nancy said...

One bin - one project at a time - slow and steady.

Kate said...

Knowing what you have and what they need to reach completion is a big part of the battle. Good luck with your war on UFOs.

Luann said...

Bet my UFO list is longer! LOL!

Julianne said...

Love your projects

Beausoleil Quilts said...

You have some beautiful UFOs.

Beausoleil Quilts said...

You have some beautiful UFOs.

Gari in AL said...

Such a great collection of things to do. ;-) And I love the batik table topper and the New York Beauty. So, why havenn't you at least finished them?

~Kristie said...

Only 8 in this bin? Not so bad ;)

scraphappy said...

So brave to parade out your UFOs. Good luck getting some of those crossed off the list.

Bonnie said...

Lovely quilts! Good luck getting them all done.