Friday, January 6, 2017

2017 UFO Challenge

Many of the quilt shops near me support a UFO Challenge at the beginning of the year. Each is a little different but the idea is the same: Share a list of things you need to finish, each month they will pick a number, you work on that numbered project and get it done before the next number is announced. Some shops offer an entry in a drawing or a discount coupon for bringing in your finish to share with the shop. This year, I dug through my collection and shared a list of 12 UFOs with Spring Water Designs to join in the fun. Check out the full description of the Get it Done UFO Challenge on their blog.

I will admit that I had to stretch a little to find a dozen quilt projects that needed to be finished. I finished more than a few quilts in 2016. I just don't have many half-finished projects hanging around. I wanted to share my list so you can see where I started.
My 2017 Get it Done Challenge list:
1 - Quilter's Quest 2014 - This top has been complete for a while. I set it aside because I wasn't sure how I would quilt it. I'm still undecided, but I need to get it done. This is the deign from The Scrappy Apple.
2 - Zombie Jamboree - this throw-size quilt top has been hanging around waiting to be quilted, too. This one should be quick.
3 - Cherry Christmas - Yes, yes, more holiday fabrics. This one is going to be a tumbler quilt. 
4 - Kaffe Fassett Scrappy Mini - These scraps were left over from a larger quilt. I quilted it January 4th but it still needs binding. 
5 - Halloween Medallion - Like the holiday prints, my collection of fun Halloween prints continues to grow. I have been wanting to make a medallion quilt for a while and this seems like a good project for the ghosts and bats. Plenty here to play with different blocks. UPDATE: This quilt is finished. Read about this one in Part 1 and Part 2.
6 - Heart Quilt - I had one less-than-perfect heart left over from the Quilts for Pulse project. I have some leftovers from other projects that will be perfect for more hearts. The real goal is to get through this bin of scraps from other projects. The heart quilt will be a bonus! Free heart block pattern from Cluck Cluck Sew!
7 - Vivid Pink - This photo doesn't do this pink justice. Trust me, it's much brighter in person. This quilt has been done for months and I found the perfect flannel backing, too. I just need to quilt and bind it. Quilt made using the Super Sidekick ruler from Jaybird Quilts. UPDATE: This quilt was finished and posted in this blog post
8 - Tropical Garden - I got in a rush putting the binding on this quilt and now I need to finish the binding by hand. I would have just finished it by machine, but I attached it to the front of the quilt instead of the back. Sounds like a great project to take along to the next guild meeting. 
9 - Reindeer Games - This one is read to be quilt and bound. UPDATE: This quilt has been finished! Read about it in this blog post.
10 - En Provence - Isn't going to be a quick project, but here it is on the list. 2016 Mystery Quilt designed by Bonnie Hunter.
11 - Firefly - This mini quilt has also been waiting for me to decide on quilting and get it done. Paper pieced lettering designed by Sam Hunter. Check out her amazing book Quilt Talk
12 - Batman - I bought this kit ages ago and just hadn't gotten around to finishing it. I picked up some fun backing fabric and aim to get it done!
Bonus: Charming Quilt, because I might find time to make something with this huge stack of charms I have built up. I often cut my scraps into sizes I will use later. This means I have stacks of 5" charms, bins of 2.5" strips, and drawers full of 2.5" stamps. This pile is getting out of hand. How hard can it be to sew a bunch together?

Have you made a list of projects for the coming year? Is your space overflowing with projects half done? Pull some out and make a plan!

1 comment:

  1. Do you have a whole picture of the Firefly quilt?


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