Sunday, February 1, 2015

UFO Busting!

Time for some UFO Busting calculations!

# of projects in process as of January 1 - 34 
# of projects completed - 1
# of new projects started - 0
# of UFO's trashed - 0
(I don't think I've ever actually trashed a project. I pass them on or donate to Goodwill.)
# of projects in process as of January 31 - 33

It doesn't seem like I made much progress but any progress is more than what would have happened if I hadn't joined the UFO challenge. If I can average one finish a month, I'll be very happy!

Finish #1 - My selvage Streak of Lightning quilt, Flash!
It needed binding and I added a sleeve. As soon as I've finished four quilts, I'll print out labels and add one to it.

 I finished piecing Criss Cross Applesauce and its at the machine quilter in line to be quilted. I won't get it back until early March. I learned quite a while ago not to try to machine quilt anything larger than a medium sized wall hanging on my domestic machine.

Instead of trashing my Target UFO blocks, I took them apart and am making this "Trip Around the Prairie" wall hanging. In this photo, I'm trying to figure out the last 5 or 6 rounds of color. I know I need a lighter value color but my stash is limited in choices.

This will be the next UFO I work on. Its "Pumpkin Peel" from the book, Small Pieces, Spectacular Quilts, by Mary Elizabeth Kinch and Biz Storms. I don't know when it got wet but there's a little bleeding going on so I'm going to try soaking it in hot water and Dawn dishwashing liquid. I hope its not ruined.

Until next time, Mayleen


  1. Yow! Your projects look very intense! Can't wait to see them finished. D.G. L

  2. They're all wonderful, Mayleen - i particularly love the green flash, and the pumpkin peel. I'm curious about your bleed fix, using Dawn. Could you elaborate?

  3. Great tops! I hope the red bleed come out, and stops!

  4. They are all wonderful. Still love that criss cross applesauce.

  5. Glad to see you are working on Pumpkin Peel! I hope the dawn and hot water does the trick. Can't wait to see how your version turns out!

  6. I hope the pumpkin peel doesn’t bleed. It’s so cute.