Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Out of the closet and into the light....



Some of you are showing your UFOs in an effort to reduce the pile and have some accountability. I don't want to be accountable, I want to enjoy what I do and when I do it. I do have a number of UFOs and quite a few PIGs. I'm posting one of the oldest UFOs in my closet in the spirit of sharing, because I do hope to finish it one day... and because I have nothing else quilty to post until the HAD gets further along. These blocks are supposed to be a sampler quilt, the second class I took, perhaps 15 years ago now. Each block was intended to teach a different quilting skill because the teacher used different techniques for each. Sometimes we would tear the fabric, sometimes cut. Sometimes strip piece, sometimes homemade templates. Some blocks are hand pieced, some are machine stitched, some appliqued. There are supposed to be 12 blocks, I don't know what the last one was supposed to be anymore. I may pick one out on my own, or maybe eliminate the ones I like the least and just make a smaller quilt. Some I am really unhappy with but others I like and am surprised at how good they were for so early in my quilting experience. And of course, at least one of these blocks isn't entirely finished (mariner's compass)- a UFO within a UFO!

9 comments:

Shelina said...

That sounds like it was a great class to teach you so many different techniques. I am slowly working on reducing my UFO stack too. The call for starting new quilts is loud. Very loud.

mar said...

Isn't it fun to find and visit old "friends" !

Linda_J said...

I'm with you, Gail--I want to work on what I want to work and when I want to work on it and not feel guilty about it. I have a gadzillion projects started--some should be tossed or repurposed or just scaled down from the original intention. Some I should finish. I have an idea of about how many I had as I counted them all up and put it on a spreadsheet a couple years back---some got done, and more should be added. Whatever--not going to keep me from trying something new or taking on someone else's UFOs if it means a donation quilt for the kids.

Yvonne said...

Yep the call for new quilts is too much for me to resist. I'm going to enjoy and not feel guilty either....I quilt because I love it.
That is a very nice project. It's nice to revisit the old ones and see our progress.

Suze said...

That will be great when you get it finished....

Your Hour a Day quilt is looking good also.............

QuiltingFitzy said...

hmmm, I have a sampler without the 12th block as well. Might just be the sign of the "inspired", lol.

cher said...

I enjoy working on my ufos when I am in the mood. I never did take a sampler class-some great looking blocks! I say do as you wish-when you want to.

Joanne said...

That was some class you took. My beginner's quilt class taught us hand (and machine, but I was a snob who thought quilting was only done by hand!) to piece and applique and hand quilt -- a four block sampler.

Karen said...

Hi, Gail, your oldest UFO looks good!