Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Lost UFO is unearthed!

One of the many benefits of having a quilting blog is the ability to trace UFOs when they are found in an archeological dig! When doing some deep cleaning recently I found the pieces to a mystery quilt offered by Heather Spence. My blog informed me that this project was called "Jack of Hearts" and it was started in 2012. 

Oh my... I don't remember making these blocks at all. I do recognize the fabrics... some from my guild friend Marions' stash, some scraps from my nephew Andrew's little boy quilt (he graduated from high school already) and some old stuff from my stash.
I searched the pattern on the internet and found that this is how the pattern shows the layout to be. It doesn't look like hearts to me. It looks like boxes.

So I played with the blocks on the design wall and like this layout better. I have already figured out how I will machine quilt diagonal heart patterns, so I have to get the blocks sewn together and ready for quilting. 
This project has never been on my UFO list because it was MIA. But now it's found, I am eager to finish it and think it will make a great donation quilt.

19 comments:

The Cozy Quilter said...

Amazing what you find when you go digging! It will make a great donation quilt!

Gretchen Weaver said...

I like the 2nd layout better too, more interesting.

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

I like your arrangement better too!!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

neat to have found the blocks that makes the quilt half way done - I like the second layout too

Linda said...

Love your new layout for the blocks, looks great. Well done on intending to complete this MIA - love that term. I indentify with that. I recently found a set of almost finished blocks I had completely forgotten about. It is now sitting near my sewing machine but I haven't made a start yet. I think I need to take a leaf out of your book and try to do it NOW!

Jocelyn Thurston said...

I think this is wonderful and imagine all those blocks just hiding out there waiting their turn to become something great.
Btw, I love the colorway you have chosen for your On Ringo Lake. I will follow this with great interest.

patty a. said...

You have given me a good reason not to do any deep cleaning - I might find something I need to add to my UFO list! LOL!!!!

piecefulwendy said...

I like your layout better too! I'm pretty sure I have some MIAs in my collection too, somewhere. Haha!

MissPat said...

Your Bento Box style layout is definitely more interesting and will make a fine donation quilt. I haven't found MIA blocks I don't remember making, but I do have plenty of scraps from fabrics I don't remember using. Most of my scraps are from my own projects, so it's odd not to connect them from an earlier quilt.
Pat

Cathy Melancon said...

Oh my!! You are on a roll! Even finding a UFO not even on the list!! Sounds like it will be done soon!! I love your layout and quilting plan!! Good job!!

Mary said...

I made Two versions of the Jack of Hearts Mystery by email. Love the second setting. Same block parts sew Fun to switch it up. Nice find!!

Monica said...

I like your layout a lot! It's like a free quilt, when you had forgotton it like that. :D

Sarah said...

Ditto! Great layout.

Jenny said...

It amazes me too when I find a long forgotten UFO or a bunch of blocks hidden away somewhere!

CathieJ said...

I really like how you have arranged those blocks. Now they look like hearts.

Teresa said...

Its a great looking quilt - either layout, but I too like the second one better.

maggie fellow said...

what a bonus:)

Ellen said...

Great find! Would this find be considered the result of a quilteological expedition?

Kate said...

Fun find! Looks like you are well on your way to getting it off the UFO list.