UFO Challenge 2011
Judy at Patchwork Times is sponsoring a UFO Challenge. If you look at my Quilts In Progress and Tops to be Quilted tabs, you can see I need all the help I can get. Generally when I list out the quilts I want to finish in the year, I need them finished in a particular order. As a result, playing along where a # is pulled each month and that is the quilt you work on doesn’t work for me. So, I’m going to try something different to participate in this challenge.
I still have my “want/need to get done this year” UFOs – those are easy to identify as they have hard dates (well, we know how hard the DWR date is lol) and I will work on them “normally” – whatever that means – and they will not be part of the # pull that Judy is doing. I have 4 quilts on this list.
- Double Wedding Ring – this past November
LeMoyneOhio Stars – Mid April – Completed 4/26/11
- 2011 KWQF Mystery – Early April
- Crossword Puzzle – Late Summer – Completed 11/11/11
From my Quilts in Progress tab I picked 8 quilts with the goal of getting them to the top stage and 8 quilt tops off the Tops to be Quilted tab. There are 4 quilts which are on both lists, marked with an asterisk. These are quilts I’m using a quilt-as-you-go method. None of these quilts have hard deadlines, as a result I’ve been dragging my feet. When the # is drawn I’ll decide if I’m going to piece or quilt that month. Don’t expect me to do both! Although I suppose it could happen.
There will be occasions when a quilt will need to get moved to the top of the line regardless of the # pulled for the month. In those instances, I’ll either swap the #s if they are on this list, or if the quilt doesn’t have an assigned #, but is on either tab as of January 1, 2011, I’ll substitute it for the current # drawn. After all the goal is to get quilts off the UFO list.
Quilts in Progress
1 – Mom’s 4-patch Stacked Posies – March’s Pick – Top Completed 10/5/11
8 – QIAD Christmas Row Quilt – June’s Pick – Top Completed 9/2/11.
10 -Dresden Plate* – February’s Pick – Completed 4/3/11
Tops to be Quilted
1 – Red, White & Blue Baby 2 – March’s Pick – used #7 instead. Quilted and Bound 8/7/11
2 – Fireworks over John Deer – July’s Pick – Quilted and bound – 7/31/11
5 – Glenwood Avenue (baby glow) – October’s Pick – Quilted and Bound – 11/12/11
6 – Scrap 5 Patches – January’s Pick – Quilted & Bound 1/31/11
7 – Carolina Christmas – Baby 1 – Substitute for March’s Pick # 1 – Quilted and Bound 3/28/11
No Blue Geese ** This quilt was completed 12/28/10, so I’ll pick another one when #8 is called. June’s Pick. These for quilts from my “Tops to be quilted” list were finished in June.
9 – Green & Cream Swap* – May’s Pick
10 – Dresden Plate* – February’s Pick – Completed 4/3/11
** Just needs backing fixed and bound.
I have no illusions that I’ll be able to complete all the quilts listed here. Some of them will require more than a month to complete, but that’s OK. Just so long as I put in a good effort and make progress.