The Stashbusters are discussing their oldest UFO's, so I am going to humiliate myself by confessing that my oldest UFO is my very first quilting project, started in 1990 at a "Quilt-in-a-day" class. Not knowing a thing about quilting, I thought I would make the quilt that day. I did make the quilt TOP in one day, but who knew there where other things you had to do?!?!?! So I borrowed a book from the library on how to finish a quilt, and followed the instructions from hand basting on the floor (never to be done by me again!) to hand quilting. Here I am on my hands and knees, hand basting this thing!I have been working on it every winter since then. Every year my daughter asks if I think I might finish it this winter and I say something not committal. It's not likely going to be this year either! My guild UFO group has called it my "Quilt-in-a-decade" project, but it's almost two decades now!
Why is it still a UFO? Well, I don't like the fabrics/colours any more and I'm not thrilled with how the quilting has turned out, and now that I am an experienced quilter, I notice so many mistakes. Also, because hand quilting takes me a long time. I am slow at it and although I enjoy it and find it relaxing, if I am going to do handwork these days, I prefer to do beading.
What are my plans to finish it? I'll keep working away at it. I could do some hand work at night when my family watches the TV, but I'm in the middle of a fun beading project, so I'd rather do that. I'll keep trying to force myself to finish...I am so close. I just need to do the straight bar quilting on the last border. Here is a close up of the ribbon quilt pattern in the second border, which I enjoyed working on.
The last question....how many UFO's do you have? I honestly don't know and don't think I should humiliate myself further by even guessing, since I'm sure it is over 100! I have them hidden all over the house! It's a terrible secret, but true...don't tell anyone!