Tuesday, April 24, 2012

U is for UFO's




In the quilting world UFO's are 

Un Finished Objects.

or PIGS.....

  Projects In Grocery Sacks

or MY favorite........ I'm working on my PHD........

Projects Half Done!!!

Seeing how I have been quilting for the last 30+  years AND I'm a little bit of a  hoarder   collector it goes to figure that I have a number of UFO's, PIGS, and PHD's!

I'm in the process of re-organizing my studio and I'm falling in love all over again with some of the fabric and projects that have been stashed away and unseen by human eyes for probably years!

Here are some of the projects that I can't wait to get my hands on again:

Project started in a class with Sharon Shamber

This cool quilt was a FNQ challenge quilt.
(Friday Night Quilters)
Can you believe that EACH one of these squares is
the EXACT same pattern?

This is a Maple Island pattern called "YIKES"

This was a project started in a design class with Lorraine Torrence

Grandmother's Flower Garden
All those little hexies are first sewn over a paper or plastic hexagon shape
then hand pieced together.
I've been working on this one for MANY, MANY MANY years.
Doesn't look like it does it?

This little quilt is a ?............

Here is a PIG
Project in grocery sack, errrr rather it is in one of those zippered bags
that curtains come in.
This was to be a wedding quilt for my son and daughter-in-law.
They were married in 2007!
Maybe a 10 year anniversary gift?

This was a sorta mystery quilt.

Quilt made for a Ricky Tims class.
We were supposed to quilt on this during class
So glad I made it up before class!

Look what I found!
Another little bullseye quilt top.
Project Linus here I come!

I've had the pieces for this quilt hanging around for YEARS!
It is my brother's Pink Flyod t-shirts.
I want to make it really special and I am having trouble
designing it because of those 2 BIG squares.
guess I need to just jump in and DO IT!

This was scraps from another quilt and
I made this guitar applique to go with it

Sample for a class I was teaching

Log Cabin quilt class taken with Sharon Craig

Hummmmm..........think I have enough projects to finish?
At this rate it will take me YEARS to get my PHD!



  1. I have heard of UFO's (I have an Area 51 just for them in my craft room), but I'd not heard of PIGS. And I have so many! :)


    1. I love it! Area 51! Now I will have an Area 51 in my room too!
      Thanks Cat!

  2. LOL! I have lots of those. You are making me want to go and sew! It has been months.

    This was a super great "U" post, by the way.

    Take care,

    Kathy M.

    1. Kathy, I dug out many of these projects to photograph today for this post, but REALLY what
      I have been doing is reorganizing my studio. You have no idea how hard it has been for me to keep sorting and cleaning after I find a project. I just want to SEW!

  3. I am in love with the FNQ quilt because the squares LOOK like different patterns. I studied it -- I really did -- I was sure you were trickin' me. But I can see the pattern and how the choice of fabrics and where to put the light and dark fabrics totally changes everything. FUN FUN!

    1. It was a really fun project to work on Wendy. Isn't it amazing how color placement can change a whole block? There were 10 of us doing this project, everyone with a different color and fabric choices and one lady re-sized hers to make the blocks smaller. (quite a math feat!) It was so fun each month when we all layed out our blocks! There was alot of ohhhing and ahhhhing going on!
      I'm not sure I care for my sashing choice and am thinking about changing it. I don't think that it enhances the blocks. What do you think?