Wednesday, January 03, 2018

UFO Review

Scrap Vortex
2017 was another wonderful quilty year, full of fabric purchases, new projects started, old UFOs rediscovered, some completed projects, and many quilt adventures. I am delighted to say that 5 projects from my UFO list (on the right side bar) were completed last year!

*Aurifil BOM

*The Bear

*Scrap Vortex

*Grand Illusion


Of the remaining 7 projects on the 2017 UFO list there is: 

*3 projects (Log CabinBroken Dishes and Quiltbug superbowl mystery) that are just waiting for machine quilting. I have all the required elements - the batting, backing, binding and quilting ideas, so these will be on the 2018 list for finishing in 2018.
*1 project (Allietare) is going to Cathy for long arm quilting. It's just too big for me to finish on my domestic sewing machine. 
*3 projects that need much more piecing to finish the top (Kissy Fishy, Pink Improv, and Quiltbug mystery 2017).

So these 7 projects will be on the 2018 list and I can add 5 more on the list for an even 12 quilts to finish. I'll work on which projects to add and revise my UFO for later in the week. I'm super pumped about finishing a quilt each month, not only because 1) I work well with deadlines and 2) it increases the odds of me actually finishing a quilt, but also because 3) I was a winner over at One Monthly Goal. YES! And not only was I a prize winner, but I won my favourite Aurifil thread! 
Could this year get any better?!?!
Votes For Women

In addition to my 2017 UFO finishes, I also completed 2 baby quilts, a Halloween tabletopper, a Humble Quilts mystery, a Valentines Wallhanging, 2 mini quilts (here and here), and one long term UFO called Votes For Women which was a phenomenal finish for me!

Cheers to another year of creating things that make your heart sing and your world more beautiful!


scraphappy said...

congratulations on crossing those UFOs off of last years list. Best of luck with the list for 2018.

Chris said...

Congratulations winning the thread.
I won a gift certificate to Fat Quarter Shop.

Deb A said...

Wonderful job on your UFO's. Good luck with the 2018 list of UFO's.

piecefulwendy said...

Wow! You've had a busy and productive year! Here's to a productive 2018!

Jeanna said...

That is a very impressive list of accomplishments. Congratulations on your OMG win!

Jacqui's Quilts said...

Great job Kathy! I'm diligently working on my UFO's too..just haven't had time to blog about them LOL! Hope to sit down soon and organize my thoughts and update my list!


Nana said...

Good for you on the UFO 2017. I need to sit down today and review my list to see what I accomplished. Also, thanks for sharing the One Monthly Goal. That seems like a way to not get overwhelmed with too much. I may give it a try.

Cathy said...

I’ll be happy to do your Alletiere for you! We can set up a time for you to bring it whenever you wish.

Janet O. said...

I love the positive, upbeat tone of this post, Kathy. No beating yourself up for what you didn't finish--just joy in what you did, and happy anticipation for this year's accomplishments. You have this goal thing down pat!

Kaelyn Angelfoot said...

Congrats on all the finishes, May you have many more in 2018

maggie fellow said...

the quilts you have finished are big challenging ones - congratulations and well done

canuckquilter said...

Congratulations on making such great progress last year. Here's a to another great quilty year!

AnnieO said...

That is a great list of check offs! And not only do you get to cross it off, you have an actual, real live quilt with each finish. Sigh of happiness.

Deanna W said...

Well done on all the finishes! And the win at One Monthly Goal!! Making my list for this year too!

Kate said...

Congrats on getting so many quilts off the UFO list. Wishing you a very productive 2018!