Thursday, September 4, 2014

Orange Halloween quilt, to do lists & giveaway - UPDATE

I forgot to have a end date for the giveaway, so it will be 9/9/14 at noon EST.

I got two more blocks quilted last evening. So that is 24 done and six to go.

The subject of to do lists came up yesterday in one of my email conversations. I thought it was about time I updated my lists. I had posted a list on 5/17/12 and 5/30/12 which listed a total of 30 quilts to do. Of those 30, I completed 21 since the to do list of 5/17/12. In addition to the 21 completed I also made 24 other quilts and 4 tops for donation since then. I hung the lists including the picture of the items as a reminded on the closet door next to the studio.

So what is going on my new to do list? Well, I still have the 9 quilts not done from the previous two lists, items that I forgot to put on the last two lists, and new items that have found their way to me.

1. Orange and green Halloween quilt I am currently working on - twin sized

2. Gray and purple Halloween quilt - twin sized

3. The Michael Miller Cotton Couture challenge for QuiltCon - I have not received the free 8 FQ's yet so I can't start on this one. These are the additional fabrics I bought for the quilt.

4. Halloween fabric for a quilt for QuiltCon

5. My niece's t-shirt graduation quilt

6. Blue & white log cabin - baby quilt

7 & 8. Two small quilts from the challenge earlier this year that didn't get picked

9. Log Cabin quilt - this is the second large quilt I had pieced. I had started to hand quilt this and it kept getting pushed aside. After two moves and several home remodels, the quilt was filthy and back then I used the batting that was available - polyester. I took out the hand quilting, washed the top and back, and plan to machine quilt this. This is my oldest UFO - 30+ years - and yes, I am going to get 'er done!

10. Improv musical quilt - queen sized - I have started quilting this, but had to put is aside.

11. Log cabin hand dyed fabric - look at the date - 2010! I don't remember the challenge I made this for, but I am way pass the entry date for sure!

12. Black and white star top - queen sized

13. Improv baby quilt

14. Pinwheel baby quilt

15. Blue and tan log cabin - this is partially hand quilted and has polyester batting. I am going to remove the hand quilting, replace the batting, and machine quilt.

16. Wedding ring quilt for a friend - needs some major TLC!

17. Tea towel quilt

18. T-shirt quilt - this is my son's quilt that I took apart to repair and re-quilt.

19. Hockey flannel quilt for my son

20.. Soccer boy 54 1/2 x 73" I may put a border on this one to make it a bit wider.

21. Scrap black and green 34" x 52" this one is partially hand and machine quilted. It has been in this state for years!

22. Maple leaf 78" x 102" the blocks were made by the late sister of a neighbor I had in Dover. I put together the top, because the neighbor does not sew.

23. Danks 90" x 99" this is a young fellow I work with. I made this as a housewarming gift. He and his long time girlfriend have been in their house for 3 years! Up date: they have now been in their house for 5 years and are now married! I need to get this done!

24. Red dog 54" x 65"

25. Cobbles 38" x 49"

I was hoping to find a top I could use for the family xmas quilt this year, but I don't think there is anything in this group that will work for that. I will print out this list and replace the previous two lists and see what I can get done.

I can't be the only one with this kind of crazy to do list. 1. Leave me a comment with how many UFO you have or may have and 2. tell me how old is the oldest UFO you have with every intention to complete. I will put together a fun prize package which will include fabric, thread, and some goodies. Sorry, I will ship to USA addresses only, but for international, I will help you solve a quilting problem or write a custom tutorial for you on a issue you are having - for example, binding, pin basting, or improv piecing.

So let's see how many UFO are out there in the world!


Vicki W said...

Ugh. Without getting out of my chair, opening any drawers or checking the longarm stack I can easily count 15 projects. Clearly I need to get my own list together!

barbara woods said...

4 or 5 i hope is all

QuiltSwissy said...

You certainly have an eclectic list of quilts. But I think I like them all1

Well, you know my list is more than 50! LOL.

QuiltSwissy said...

Oh, and since i have won before, i will sit out this contest! Thanks for making it interesting! LOL

Janie said...

I have about 5 UFO's. I did finish a quilt last weekend. Yippie for me! Thanks for the giveaway.

Sarah said...

My oldest UFO is a piece of Irish Crochet that is just about done, and which I started 14 years ago. All together I have 2 true UFOs and 6 WIPs that I've been working on for 6 months.

Kathy Davis said...

I currently only have 3 UFO quilts. One that needs binding, One that needs quilting and binding and one that I have not finished piecing. The oldest is probably 10 years old. I just made 3 T-shirt quilts too!
Kathy Davis

Jeanette said...

Omg. I don't even know. Ok- quilty projects would be around 10? Non quilty sewing UFOs are, like, five. Huh. That's not as bad as I thought. I must be missing things. My oldest one is a two year old quilt that I barely have a block done on. Augh.

GranChris said...

I actually have a 50 year old one that will never get finished. Really I try to finish the piecing before I move to the next one so I only have 3 right now.

GranChris said...

I actually have a 50 year old one that will never get finished. Really I try to finish them before I start a new one so I only have 3 right now.

Quilting Tangent said...

I have 2 handsewn queensize tops (1 completed, 1 almost done). Then I got a bunch of sampler blocks to practice on the sewing machine with. I want to finish these projects before starting any of the other ideas.

Vanessa Kasal said...

I try not too have too many UFO's but they seem to get away from me LOL I have at least 6 UFO's that need my attention with the oldest one only 5 years old (Stairway to Heaven). The top is done just needs the backing. I've promised myself that I will finish it by the end of the year :)

allison pogany said...

Not too many UFOs, since I won't allow myself to start more than two at a time! So, two quilts in the work right now and one pillow that is waiting for more scraps to be stuffed with!

juliehallfeldhaus said...

Glad to see I am not the only one with a bunch of UFOs my oldest is over 30 year!!!

Homemother said...

Oh...I think I have about 12 UFOs. The oldest one is only 3 years old and I hand quilt it while traveling in a car. Going to take it on our cruise this month and see if I can't get it done!

Emily C said...

I have 5.. I think. An applique quilt, a pieced quilt, a table runner, a pillow and a counted cross stitch kit. The kit is by far the oldest at about 10-15 years. It is almost done, but i have trouble finding the desire to work on it.

Jackie Thompson said...

I don't currently have any projects that are unfinished, but I have about five projects that I have the fabric for which I need to get started!

Kathy said...

sorry to say I have about 9 UFO's and the oldest being 4 years - ouch - its called Layer Cake - I am going to finish it by the end of next year for sure

Anonymous said...

I'm relatively new to quilting, so I only have 3 right now. 1 is only cut, and I actually need to get a bit more fabric for it. 2 are between 1/4 and 1/2 quilted, and I'm hoping to finish those up fairly soon. My oldest is only at most 1 year old.

Serena Powell said...

I don't have any UFO Quilts, as I am in the process of learning how to quilt and haven't started on any yet.


Kathy E. said...

You have quite a lot going on, Lady! Love your creativity! I have about 5 UFO's at the moment and my oldest one is about 4 years old. It's a set of placemats that I lost interest in. Just need to buckle up and do it!

Charlotte Sparks said...

I've only been quilting less than a year so I can say that so far everything I have started I have finished. I know that will change as in my head I have so many UFO's I don't even know which one to start on next. Each new quilt deserves your undivided attention. How can you give it if you are still thinking about ones you haven't finished. Hey remember I'm a newbie my whole outlook may change in the coming years.

Julia Floyd said...

I'm new to quilting, but already have 6 UFO's :(