Sunday, March 11, 2007

UFO's

Hmmmmm, UFO's,
If I were to choose my oldest UFO, it would be sort of mine by default. I inherited some old hand pieced blocks from my husbands grandmother, who was hanging on to them from her mother. I'm the only one on this side of the family who quilts, so I was lucky and got those along with a crazy quilt that needs to have the edges finished, and an absolutly gorgous hand pieced hand quilted full size one that is still in excellent shape. The nearest we can figure for age of that one is well over 100 years. I've gotten these blocks out several times, and I just need to have something hit me as to how to finish them. There are several different "sets". Among them is a set of 3 very old polished cotton basket blocks that I have thought about framing instead of sewing. Most of the others are bow tie blocks or 4 patches.
I'm really not sure how many UFO's I actually have. Some people count them only if they have started cutting. But I have so many ideas, and fabrics pulled to go with them, that I feel like they are "started" even though I haven't actually done any cutting or sewing.
My biggest problem with finishing these is that I always seem to need to start something else for a gift or an occasion or something. I had planned to really get moving on some things this winter, but I was interrupted by a wedding, and now there are 2 babies coming this year that I want to do something for......

4 comments:

Jennie said...

I love the quilt you are holding in your profile shot. The colors are lovely. Can't imagine all of the snow. We have 70 degree weather down here in the sunny South (Georgia).

Meredith said...

What a nice family they gifted you there UFOS. Kidding. It must be nice to have the family history.That small size quilt guild sounds perfect to me.

JoAnna said...

I don't think they count as UFO's if you inherited them! I'm sure you'll get to them sonn and cteate a quilt to treasure!

swooze aka Suzette said...

I understand about other things coming up. I was stuck in this loop and finally just chose 4 things to work on. I kept at them and had them all finished within a year of making that list. I now have my next list. It is just about making them a priority and spending a few minutes on them here and there. That bit of time really adds up! Keep working on them!