Monday, December 30, 2013

UFOs for 2014

I am such a list maker so it's only appropriate that I write my list of unfinished quilts that I would like to complete in 2014. They range from very current to 20 years ago and all in between. The most current is my 2013 Summer BOW wool appliqué which I've shown several times. This is my most recent block below.
The oldest project to finish was begun in the early to mid nineties and was a Baltimore Album by machine. I had gotten Elly Sienkiewicz's books and at that time was not too fond of hand appliqué so I decided to try it by machine. I love the blocks individually but they did not all blend so I eventually quit on the project. I'm still fond of them so maybe they are worth rescuing and making into a quilt, even if only a wallhanging. Here are a few pics:
 I used different techniques and threads. The green floral heart was done with a metallic thread and the peach and green was using rayon with a satin stitch. The gray fan was some beautiful hand-dyed fabric I had found with roses using a metallic thread and rayon.
 The orangey-red roses in the top right was a fabric by Elly and it was done with a matching thread blanket stitch.
Here is the heart to hand block using an invisible thread. Maybe I just need a nice 'theme' fabric to pull this off. I hope to figure it out soon.

And now, here is the actual list. Of course I already have some new projects in mind, too, but I'll be showing these in 2014 as I complete them!

  1. Words to Live By - BOW - 2013
  2. Baltimore by Machine
  3. Flower Pots
  4. Going in Circles
  5. Bible Quilt
Happy Quilting and Happy New Year!!


Pinkadot Quilts said...

I love the wool Family block, the colors are great!
I should make a list of my UFOs too but if I did I might cry!
Happy New Year to you.

Nancy said...

I wish my list was so small. It’s too scary to even write down all the things I need to finish.

Glady said...

Happy New Year, Judith. I plan to take an inventory of UFOs too. (my Easy Street is on the list, but very close to completion!) Happy quilting and many blessings for the year ahead.