Tuesday, December 20, 2011

UFO Challenge 2012

I am amazed at the projects I finished on my list for 2011, even though I only got through seven of the 13 on my list. I guess it's proof that setting goals helps!

2011 UFO Challenge Completions

I am presented with some challenges in the New Year that have required me to consider parameters for my 2012 UFO list. I have to finish building a house, sell my current home and move in 2012. This will cramp my style but I know in order to keep my sanity there must be time spent quilting. So maybe I should focus on hand work and machine work that can be done on my domestic sewing machine. In other words...longarm quilting is what I have decided to "give up" for at least the first half of 2012. The UFOs I didn't finish in 2011 all need quilting so those will have to wait. (Sigh.)

UFO Challenge 2012

1 - Art to Heart Small Stockings
 A carry over from the 2011 UFO list. They just need a touch of "quilting" and then final construction.

2 - Alaska Shop Hop Quilt, (2009) 
I have all of the blocks constructed and motifs appliqued with fusible web. The main stumbling block is outlining all the appliques with top stitching. 

3 - Sashing and border construction of the 2009 Alaska Shop Hop Quilt

4 - Moda U Flower Baskets Quilt
Just a few blocks left to applique, then the tough part of deciding how to finish it. The original design is huge and I don't want to make it that big. It calls for lots of filler patchwork blocks. 

5 - Shivery Snowman Quilt 
This design calls for 12 patchwork blocks and a total of 12 applique blocks...I've got quite a bit of work to do on this one. 

6 - Aloha Friday Quilt
I  purchased this pattern on a trip to my favorite quilt store in Lihue, on Kauai. I bought this when the boys were little...now they are men! Not sure what I would ever do with this quilt if I finished it but it might be a nice one to have in the stash as a present.

7 -  Alaska Shop Hop Quilt - 2010
I have a ton of work to do on this one...so the construction will definitely get it's own month. There are eight more blocks of fusible appliques and then top stitching.

8 - Complete Sashing and Border for Alaska Shop Hop 2010

9 - Finish Pieceful Kwilter Blog BOM Flimsy

10 - State of Grace blocks

Chugach Mountain Hike
Talkeetna River Trip
11 - Finish borders and determine quilt design for two Alaskana quilts.

12 - Make blocks for Homer Departure Quilt

13 - Green Tea needs borders or more rows to make larger.

If all goes well, I will have 11 quilt tops to add to my list of five tops that need quilting. I did finish quilts in 2011 that were new starts and completions but I'll save that recap for another post. And of course...I have a few projects I'd like to start...it never ends...but I think that's the idea.


kellsgal said...

Hi Deb, Good luck with your move. I know it is challenging. At least yours is local right? Our move has been tough for me. Having my stuff packed up in storage was hard, but the hardest part has been missing my friends and constant sources of inspiration. I love your blog it helps me feel in touch. Just now getting the studio organized in a much smaller space. Merry Christmas, Good luck and hugs Melody

Brita said...

Beautiful bits and parts, you're going to have some gorgeous quilts! So keep at it, we'll encourage each other :-)

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Oh My gosh - those are amazing quilts!! What fun they will be to see finished!!

Linda in Arkansas said...

Your quilts are just stunning. I really love the Alaskan BOM. Good luck with the move and don't worry about getting too much done this year.

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

you have such beautiful blocks!! yes it does sound like you will need to skip the long arm for awhile until you get relocated. I need to make up a list also.

Ellen said...


You do such beautiful work! Good luck with the Challenge!

Melanie said...

My goodness your quilts are gorgeous! What treasures! Good luck with your goals this coming year!

Quilter Kathy said...

What fun to see all your amazing projects! LOVE the Alaska shop hop blocks from 2009...I vote to bump that one to the top of the list...although every project is fabulous! Good luck with all your challenges in 2012!

Cathy said...

Those shop hop quilts are gorgeous. But then, I'm an applique nut, so I guess those would be the ones that would draw my eye. And I love your version of the Storm at Sea. The fabrics in it are perfect for it.

Katie said...

What beautiful quilts - every single one of them! I absolutely LOVE the 2009 shop hop quilt. So creative with the blocks and applique and it looks like a lot of work, but you've done a beautiful job. Try not to stress out too much about your move - keep quilting when you can!

Sandra Kaye said...

Beautiful quilts...I cant wait to see them finished!! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Hugs

Suzanne said...

I love your projects...wonderful designs and colors. My Husband use to live in Eagle River/Palmer and we are coming back for a visit this Summer...maybe you can reccommend some good fabric shops....