So I made a declaration to some friends that I wanted to finish several of my quilt UFOs this summer. By UFO, I mean something that hasn't been touched or worked on in several months/years. I took photos of all of them that I could find and then I emailed all the photos (12 projects) to my friends. Then I got really brave and committed to getting four (4) done this summer. Here they are:
I made this Jelly Roll Race last summer. I have actually already gotten to work on this one--one more edge to bind and it is all set. It will be a graduation gift for my niece.
This little top was finished a couple of years ago. I couldn't decide how to quilt it and whether to hand or machine quilt it. I had just decided on machine quilting it the other day but then realized the design I wanted to do might be easier to do by hand. So this is the next one to work on but I am still contemplating my options.
Here is my Summer Sampler quilt. I made the blocks a couple of years ago. I need to decide how I want to lay out the blocks. On point? Maybe. Sashing of some sort? Probably. But simple sashing or some kind of cool cornerstones? Probably cool cornerstones like a pinwheel. But if I put them on point then maybe no sashing. So yeah, more thinking to do here. I might consider a border, too.
Here is my Lotus Quilt from the book Tile Quilt Revival. I need to make 4 more blocks (one I started but didn't finish). I decided that I am switching to the freezerpaper and starch method instead of needleturn since I can't get the results quite the way I would like them (pieces shift and change size no matter how hard I try nor how carefully I pin). This is time consuming and I have a bad feeling I won't actually get it done this summer. Especially because I will probably spend all of July working on fall and spring samples for classes I will teach and a crochet design I am working on. But maybe this can carry on into fall, if needed.
Wish me luck!
How do you manage your UFOs? Do you have a system?