Tuesday, December 20, 2011

2011 UFO Challenge Year End Report

I am amazed and delighted with how much the UFO challenge has helped me to stay on track with finishing some quilts in 2011! From the original 12 projects I listed on my UFO list blog post at the end of 2010, I have completely finished 10 quilts and here they are...
One quilt is missing from the photo since I have given it away. I am still hoping to have 1 more finished quilt by the end of 2011, but am not putting any pressure on myself to do so at this busy time of year.
I did not change any of the quilts on the list from my original UFO post, but did switch around the numbers, usually based on the availability of the backing/binding fabrics.
I have also finished 8 quilts this year that were not on my UFO list - 2 baby quilts, 2 minis, 2 table runner size and 2 bed quilts. That means almost 20 completed projects for 2011!
However, being committed to UFO completions, does not mean I didn't start new projects! I am embarrassed to admit that according to a review of my blog, I started 20 new projects this year, which are currently in various stages of completion. I guess that makes me "even"...same number getting started as getting finished!! It is a better situation than in previous years, but I am still not meeting my goal to reduce the overall number of projects I have on the go.
For the 2012 UFO list I forced myself to include 4 "golden oldies" which predate my blog and were dug out from the back of the UFO closet (at least 10 years old+) so there are no photos to show of those projects yet. And I am sprinkling in some of my more newly created UFO's that I really like to help keep me motivated. 
Drum roll please...here's the list:

1 - RRCB (currently a pile of blocks -needs setting, borders and quilting)
2 - BeAttitudes (needs borders and quilting)
3 - Blue/Green Hip Baby (a pile of blocks - needs construction and quilting)
4 - flannel scraps (a box of scraps - needs construction and quilting)
5 - batik cats (borders and quilting)
6 - gold/blue stars (just needs quilting)
7 - brown/green sunflower mystery (unfinished top)
8 - wild primary colours mystery (unfinished top)
9 - letter quilt along (needs quilting)
10 - D4P muted colours (needs quilting)
11 - layer cake blocks (needs quilting)
12 - guild plaid split 9 patch (needs borders and quilting)

I will also maintain my top 5 W.I.P. (works in progress) wish list on the right hand side of my blog for the longer term projects that I don't want to lose sight of, but which will take longer than a month to finish.
To see other people's UFO reports, check out Patchwork Times.

26 comments:

Brita said...

Congrats on your completions, very nice! And you have some nifty projects in mind for the coming year. I think we're going to need some cheerleading to keep going :-)

scraphappy said...

What a stunning stack of finished quilts. Great job of finishing off so many projects this year. I hope next year brings lots of finishes and not to many new starts.

Sally Ann said...

Great Job Kathy!! Wow I can't believe you finished 10!! I have seen many of them and they are truly beautiful!!! Good luck with 2012 list. I am excited to see your new ones!! I guess a UFO list just keeps going and going doesn't it! Never ending because we just keep adding to our fabric and stash!! I guess that's the fun of quilting!

Linda in Calif. said...

You did so well last year. 10 out of 12 is great, especially considering you started and finished others. Good luck with this years UFO list.

Ellen said...

Congratulations! That is a huge accomplishment and look at the lovely stack of finished quilts. You should be so proud of your accomplishment and the reward is that you get to use all of those quilts instead of having them hiding away in drawers and cupboards.

Vicki W said...

What a great stack of finishes!

Mary said...

That stack looks great! 10 less going into the new year. I have the endless UFO list. I can pull a UFO out from as far back as 1994. Anything from a stack of blocks or a Project in a bag (PIG). I'll be cheering you on again this year for sure.

Alycia said...

What a great stack!! and WOW - 20!! That is awesome..you had a great year. Heres to a great 2012!!

Janet O. said...

I'm playing ostrich and keeping my head in the sand. If I don't know how many UFOs I have or how many new projects I started, I won't have to feel guilty about any of it! : )
You have done well.

The Cozy Quilter said...

Congrats on all thos finishes! I need to make a list too. my IOPis on my list....you seem to have forgotten to add it to yours....

Debbie said...

I think you are a winner! Did anyone else finish that many from their original list! I love the comparison to what you started...being even...I'll have to see how I came out on that.

I recognize some of those new UFOs...but really...you got a lot of wonderful quilts made this year. Can't wait to see your progress in 2012.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Wow....so many finishes. I'm lucky to finish 12 blocks in a year. Congratulations!

kwiltnkats said...

Kathy,
You did great in 2011 and nothing wrong with finishing as many as new starts. Must keep busy right? Great that you added your oldies into the list. You'll be so happy when they are done. Sandi

Ann Marie @ 16 Muddy Feet said...

Very Very Very good. I sucked at doing my list. I think I finished one of my UFO's started about 20 more on top of the 20 or so I already had. I do have LOTS of tops and back waiting to be quilted. But a lot of them are king size quilts, and I am NOT doing those on my domestic machine. So they will sit there till I have the money to get me a frame, or pay someone else to do them for me.

Diane said...

great picture of the Ufo finishes!

AnnieO said...

Really excited for you and wish that my completed list were as healthy a report as yours! It was a really good challenge and I'm signing up for next year's as well. My inventory is pretty long of UFOs and PIBs too!

Helen in the UK said...

Great achievements this year! Good luck with similar achievements in 2012 ... it will be fun to watch :)

Dawnmarie said...

Wow - you did incredible for 2011! I hope I do that well in 2012! Good luck with your new list, can't wait to watch and see how you do!

pcflamingo said...

Wow! Very impressive! What a stack of beauties!

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

That is a beautiful stack of finishes! Great work! I've never counted the tops that need quilting or other things in my stash~ I'll try to keep track in 2012 too. Merry Christmas!

Melanie said...

Ten finished UFOs is quite impressive! Can't wait to see what you accomplish next year!

Carol said...

That's a beautiful stack of quilts! Congratulations on so many finishes -- and wishing you the best of luck with the 2012 challenges!

Denise :) said...

Look at you and the impressive stack of finished UFOs!! I love the diversity of fabrics in the group -- such fun! Your 'to-do' list looks like fun, too. It'll be exciting to see your stack photo at the end of 2012!! :)

Elaine Adair said...

Look at that lovely enormous stack of finished quilts! Gosh - looks like a magazine photo! You should be proud of your self! 8-))

Kate said...

Congratulations on all the finishes! Good luck with all your lists for next year!

dianehobbit said...

Congratulation on all your completed quilts.