Saturday, 2 May 2015

Unfinished Objects (UFOs)

I see that quilting bloggers from time to time report on their list of UFOs. I decided to make a list so that hopefully it will inspire me to get them finished!

1. Knitted Patchwork Blanket (started when I was around 14 years old, circa 1992). This one will take a while longer to finish since I need to first KNIT the blocks before I can finish assembling it (*sigh*). 
Unfinished Knitted Patchwork Blanket

2. Wedding Ring Quilt (started when I was around 16 years old, circa 1994). This one has been in a half finished state for decades... I think the problem lies in that I lost some of the background blocks (*sheepish grin*) and also it looks a bit 80s to me.
Unfinished Wedding Ring Quilt
3. Kaffe Fassett Chintz Quilt (started in 2011). This quilt top is about 20% pieced. I got bored with it because I was following a pattern exactly from a book, not enough creativity involved. Now its in the back of a cupboard somewhere.
Unfinished Chintz Quilt

4. Curio Hexagon Quilt (started in 2012 - update: finished Sep 2016). This quilt top is 100% finished piecing, but the pieced back panel is slightly too small for the top, and I've run out of Curio fabric, so I ran out of steam for finishing this quilt. I need to find a similar tone fabric to finish off the back and the assemble the quilt. It shouldn't be too hard. I just need to get my butt into gear.
Curio Hexagon Quilt Top
Curio Hexagon Quilt pieced back

5. Zig-Zag Quilt (also started in 2012). This one was started shortly before we moved into our first house. Somewhere during the packing up and moving, the blocks got disordered and some even went missing (oops!). So it is unlikely that this one will get finished without significant re-cutting of triangles and re-planning. Oh dear....
Unfinished Zig-Zag Quilt
6. Kaffe Fassett Postcard Quilt (started in late 2014). This quilt top is about 10% finished. At least it is fun to make because all the blocks and prints are different (except for making precise flying geese, not fun!!!). Hopefully won't take forever to finish.
Postcard quilt centre

Original Postcard Quilt from Kaffe Fassett's book Quilt Road

7. Flora Kaleidscope quilt (started by my mom in 2014)
My mom finished piecing this quilt top from Moda Flora FQ bundle, and she even managed to finish safety pinning the quilt sandwich just shortly before she became very ill and passed away in June 2014. I plan to machine quilt it myself; I haven't felt much like working on it because it makes me feel a bit sad.
Flora Kaleidoscope Quilt top

My completely finished quilts are shown at the end of the right side panel of my blog. Fortunately, there are more slightly more finishes than UFOs! ;)


Donna~~ said...

I am glad to see someone else sews like me (or doesn't finish)! I have very old projects from 30 years ago. I should make a new UFO list, but I'd be embarrassed to admit what I've started in the past few years and left undone. At least all of your projects (every one!) are lovely. Mine not so much. :) Good luck and may your UFO list inspire some spectacular finishes!

Flickenstichlerin said...

these are so adorable projects, they sure deserve to be finished. Lucky you, at least yours are started.

sewkalico said...

Difficult sometimes to pull them out and finish, but they'll be lovely when they are done (as and when you can). You may not be ready for your Mom's quilt for a while, but it is beautiful and she was obviously a great quilter.

Nifty Quilts said...

It's so easy to start, and so hard to finish. All of your projects are beautiful, no matter what stage they're in. If I were to list my unfinished projects, the list would be scary! I have to keep reminding myself that the point is to enjoy the process.

Rachaeldaisy said...

I can never make a list of my unfinished projects, there would be too many!! You've got lots of wonderful ones on the go. I particularly love your knitted wool patchwork. All the different knitted patterns are little works of art in themselves.

Sujata Shah said...

Your UFOs are delicious. I know how exciting it is to think of a project and start right away. I am getting better at finishing my projects but I have learned to accept that I need to listen to the sounds of creativity when it wants to come out.
every single project your have showed here is amazing.I am glad I got to see them.

smazoochie said...

You've a beautiful bunch of value-added projects! I remember your zigzag, so pretty with the Kaffe fabrics. There will come a time when finishing your Mother's top will feel right. Don't rush it. Sending hugs.