Wednesday, January 20, 2010

The U.F.O Challenge

My daily exercise routine consists of an hour long walk along the Scotchman's Creek path, sometimes with my friend Nola ( a fantastic bespoke tailor), sometimes with my dearly beloved partner but often I ramble alone. The reason I am telling you this is because the quiet walk is a fantastic opportunity to draw breath and ponder the wonders of the world. Often it is the quiet time I relish to think of what colours will go with what and how I will approach which quilt pattern next. ( some might say I don't have enough to worry about).

This week my thoughts have been of the U.F.O.s that are inhabiting my cupboards and which of them most deserves my undivided attention. Some have not escaped for quite a long, long time. As a result I have "liberated" my Wedding rings quilt which has been languishing in the dark recesses of the cupboard. I just can't bring myself to get it done! I have decided to do another row of rings to make it bigger - it's single bed size just looks too small to me! I was going to do a solid, straight edged border but now think the scallop edge will look more appropriate.

Of course, this got me thinking .............if I have a "few"UFOs, how many would my dearest friends in the Sisterhood have? So here is the challenge. How many would each of us have tucked away in our quilting cabinets? It is possibly just too scary to answer but I thought it seemed like a fun challenge. And of course there are no prizes for the winner with the most ( or least). Not sure if you can measure our enthusiasm for starting new projects in win/loss terms.

The reason for such a challenge is that many of us are attempting to finish projects for the Quilts in the Barn which is later this year. More information on this will follow but, in the meantime, there is a lot to go on with.

Oh, and speaking of projects, I have included a progress photo of my work this far on the Burnt quilt.

Look forward to your tally

Ps. I haven't quite mastered the art of photo shopping will keep trying!


  1. Love your start on the Burnt quilt...
    ufo's don't stay long around here, if I get bored with a project or decide not to finish it I give away for someone to finish.
    Yes I have a few ufo's and these will get finished, someday!
    for me its about the journey and each day I work on what I want to
    that makes me happy that day!

  2. I do have some un finish project also, I like the wedding ring very pretty. I trying to finish a quilt now called the garden twist, I have ten more blocks to do and put it together. HAPPY STITCHING!

  3. Your quilts are so beautiful, the colors so wonderfully put together. I love them because they are antique looking and you don't shy away from the more difficult piecing. Do you piece by hand or machine?

  4. I totally love that wedding ring quilt! The colors are just amazing.

  5. I love the colours you have chosen in your "Burnt" quilt. I am looking forward to seeing it grow. I don't want to think about how many UFO's I have around the house!

  6. Too scared to count how many UFO's I've got. Love the Wedding ring - well done - and cute socks.

  7. You know how organised (anal) I am Meri, six drawers in my cupboard for six UFOs. I don't start a new quilt until I have an empty drawer. Glad to see the Wedding Ring getting an airing, I love the fabrics you have used.

  8. Hi Merri,
    thanks for your comment on my Blog. I love the Burnt quilt you're making!
    I wish to sent you a mail about it, there's an antique Dutch quilt in which is used almost the same panel, I would like to show you a picture of it.