2017 Quilt UFO Challenges
It is that time of year when everyone decides to pull out the quilt UFOs…..and say “Oh my gosh…..when did I make all of these!” and then the challenge is on to finish them during 2017. Yesterday afternoon I pulled out my pile of unfinished quilts, took pictures of them and wrote down some information about each one. There is nothing like a blog post to give myself accountability for my 2017 Quilt UFO Challenges.
This year I am going to take part in the All People Quilt 2017 UFO Challenge. #APQResolution There is a sheet you can print out and list 12 UFOs then each month they will pick a number and that is the one to work on.
I haven’t done this in a couple years but…..when I did….I was surprised at what I accomplished. I believe the first one I ever took part in was by Judy from Patchwork Times. She will have one for 2017 and has already listed her UFOs plus has a linky party.
First of all I wrote down all of my UFOs in a notebook, turns out I have a few more than 12……how about you? I found out about this UFO challenge from a post that Pat Sloan did. She also has a new website called I Love to Make Quilts and a free weekly block challenge that just started where you will make 25 blocks, this will be fun!
Okay, now I’ll share my 2017 quilt UFOs.
#1 Quilt UFO for 2017
First up is this once called Rainbows End that is from a book by Judy Martin. I think I started it at least 3 years ago and it was my second batik quilt…..I actually haven’t finished the first one either but I think that one is packed away with “other” old UFOs.
This was supposed to be a queen size quilt and I wanted to make it smaller but keep the border. I got lost on the measurements and it was put away. This was the last UFO I pulled out yesterday and…..I decided that I would use the borders for something else and just make more of the blocks for a quilt, otherwise it will never get finished. I made 3 blocks last night before I put it away.
#2 Quilt UFO for 2017
This quilt is made with all kinds of red quilt fabrics I had in my stash for a super large size Scattered quilt for out bed. I am not crazy about quilting king size quilts on my domestic but it can be done. I also plan to add a border to this. This was so big I couldn’t get it to stay up on my design wall.
#3 Quilt UFO for 2017
Next up is 4 green batik log cabin placemats. I have made these in Christmas fabrics and also in a blue batik for gifts, my plan was to make this set for us.
#4 Quilt UFO for 2017
When did I make this?? It would make a cute baby quilt as it measures 42 x 48.
#5 Quilt UFO for 2017
This UFO is my Aurifil sampler quilt from….2014 or 2015. I actually forgot all about this one!
#6 Quilt UFO for 2017
I had to laugh when I pulled this out. I had finished the table topper and two placemats, the other two placemats are ready to be quilted. We recently sold our round dining room table and bought a square one. I have a feeling this will be a gift when finished.
#7 Quilt UFO for 2017
This is another king size batik quilt that I would like to finish. I have two more rows of blocks to add. I don’t know if I will add a border.
#8 Quilt UFO for 2017
This is a 36 x 42 baby quilt. I think I watched a video on making this at Missouri Star Quilt Co. It just needs quilting.
#9 Quilt UFO for 2017
This is my Aruba Sunset pattern in a different colorway…..did I already make this identical quilt??
#10 Quilt UFO for 2017
This is test quilt for my Hopscotch quilt pattern. It still needs borders before quilting.
#11 Quilt UFO for 2017
This is actually 2 different Hunters Star quilts. My plan was to make identical quilts for my granddaughters, they might become lap quilts now.
#12 Quilt UFO for 2017
This was a test for my Connect Four quilt pattern (which I just realized is not listed on my site yet, I’ll have to get that done). Have you noticed how many of my UFOs are made with batik fabrics and bright colors? If you follow my blog you are not surprised!
Now my question for you is…..How many UFOs do you have??
I found a couple other UFOs that I don’t know when or if ever they will get finished as I’m not crazy about the color combinations.
This is another Aruba Sunset.My Blue Sapphire quilt pattern.My Maze quilt pattern without borders.
Now it is time to work on my goals for 2017.