Here is my list of UFO's & WIP's, listed in order by date started, beginning with the oldest. Most have photos too. These are projects at all different stages of completion, and I am sure there are several more around here that haven't been unearthed yet. I know there are some hand applique projects somewhere. (Applique projects and a few others added 5/28.) Finished tops that need to be quilted are not listed here--that will have to be a separate page. Projects started this year are not included.
1. Unterageri Adventure, 3/1996--started in a class, design by Mary Ellen Hopkins; 36 blocks made, can't decide if it needs more blocks or what to do for a border.
3. Ring of 8-Point Stars, 8/1999--idea based on photo in Quiter's Newsletter, March 1996, Persian Star by Mary K. Ryan. I made these star blocks, but got stuck on setting and I don't like the center of the stars. Free to a good home.
4. Judy Martin sampler, 6/2000--blocks from Judy Martin's "The Block Book." I no longer have most of the fabrics used in these blocks. Available for giveaway. Sent to Julianne in CA 4/23/13
5. Sawtooth Diamond--inspired by Diane Gaudynski quilt at Sun Prairie show 3/97, bought fabrics Oct. 2000, began piecing half-square triangles.
6. Stack & Whack Hexagons, 11/00--made blocks as possible class sample but ended up using another fabric for the model. These could become a kid's quilt.
7. Storm at Sea Heart, 1/01--playing with ideas inspired by Doreen Speckmann's book Pattern Play.
8. Ring Around the Stars, 5/01--this was planned to be a bed-sized quilt, but I ran out of the background check. I bought another background and pieced a whole new top 7/2001, and that is one of my favorite quilts ever! This piece currently measures about 49 x 63".
9. Hawaiian applique, 5/01--I had big plans to make enough blocks for a bed quilt. The lower 3 are finished, top right is about 60% done, and top left is barely started.
10. Mini Snail's Trail, 7/01 designs/samples; 6/02 piecing, need to pull more fabrics to make as planned (3-1/2" blocks)
11. LeMoyne Star Sampler (red/white/blue) 9/01--get fabrics, begin making blocks; 5/03--make more blocks, 2/2012--combine w/ RWB Scrap Club blocks
TOP FINISHED 3/23/14
TOP FINISHED 3/23/14
12. LeMoyne Stars 6" blocks, primary colors, 9/01--these four blocks are all that got done, but there are a few more cut out & I love the way they look
13. Jewels in the Sky, 10/01--Karen K. Stone pattern "Jewels in the Garden"
11/01 cutting strips of blue/blacks and yellow/oranges, begin foundation piecing but not sure I like how it is turning out
14. Snowflakes, 11/01--started foundation piecing with pattern on the right, didn't even finish one block, similar pattern on left is from Quiltmaker Nov./Dec. 03
15. Feathered Stars,12/01--planned to make eight more feathered star blocks like this one for the center of a quilt, this is the only block done, measures 17"
16. Dutch Tiles, 2/2002--started in a class, approximately 35 or more blocks made, need to figure out how many I still need & how to finish this.
17. Simple Symmetry #1--pattern by Paula Nadelstern in Quilters Newsletter, Jan./Feb. 2002, cutting & piecing May/June 2002
18. Placemats, 6/2002?--a guild I used to belong to had a placemat contest each year, and all the entries were then given to a Meals on Wheels group. These were started as extras for that program but never finished.
19. Jacob's Ladder, 7/2002--4 blocks pieced for possible class sample, more strip sets & half-square triangles made.
20. Diamond pineapple, 5/2003--1st block made in workshop with Sharon Rexroad, 7 more blocks made later, need to figure out setting/finishing plan.
21. Convergence Quilts, 10/04--after buying the book by Ricky Tims, I made several small pieces using different fabric pairings. None of them excited me enough to go any further with them.
22. Boston Fiesta, 4/2005--inspired by quilt at Paducah 4/2004, bought fabrics in Somerset, MA, began making samples/piecing blocks, 24 blocks done
23. French Braid, 4/2010--begin panel for back door, more piecing 6/2010, needs borders & finishing as Roman shade
24. Simple Symmetry #2, 5/2010--class with Paula Nadelstern--my fabric was not a great choice, not enough contrast?
25. Shooting Stars, 5/2010--started in a class, made 2 blocks.
26. Paisley placemats--begun fall 2010?, 6 placemats & tablerunner completed 5/2012, plan to make 6 more placemats 2 done 10/2013
27. Orca Bay, 11/2011--my first attempt at a Bonnie Hunter mystery. I fell far behind rather quickly and set this project aside. String blocks are not my favorite. This may become a small Christmas wallhanging or tabletopper.
28. April 2012 Color Palette Challenge--my first time with English paper pieced hexagons
29. Grandmother's Choice, 9/2012--I started this Barbara Brackman Block of the Week last fall and kept up just fine for a few months, but lost interest. Anybody want these blocks? Sent to Julianne in CA 4/23/13
30. Easy Street, 11/2012--another Bonnie Hunter mystery, this one was much easier and more manageable. I was able to keep up with the steps and got the center of my quilt together in January, 2013. Need to figure out a border.
To tell the truth, I was afraid there would be many more (but I know there are still some lurking in the closet, plus a whole box of unquilted tops.) Of the 26 shown here, there are 9 that I still really like and definitely plan to finish someday, 12 that I hope to finish, but don't hold your breath, and 5 that I am ready to give up on (throw away or give away.) Now I just need to come up with a plan for how to get more of these done and start fewer new projects, one of my major goals for this year. All suggestions welcome!
5/28--The total number went up to an even 30, but when you subtract the two that were sent away to Julianne in CA, that brings me back to 28. I haven't recounted how many I defintely hope to finish or how many might never see the light of day again. The goal now is to get some FINISHED!
Julie in GA