UFO's from 2012

**Updated this page with the pictures of what I have completed so far!**

I have never done a UFO challenge mostly because I am a finisher and don't have many UFO's. Really what I have is more WIP's sometimes I take a long break before getting back to them but I would be hard pressed to find 12. I decided to inventory what I have going on and low and behold I have twelve! So before they take over my world I guess I will try to get to some of them! Judy over at Patchwork Times is issuing the challenge again this year.

1. First up of course is ORCA BAY/Long Lake! I will be working on this until it is done anyway so hopefully it isn't up right away, this baby takes time.

Orca Bay Flimsy February 2012

2. My sister's CROWN QUILT. This one is not even all cut out yet, but I would love to have it done in time to give her for her birthday in August.
Completed in time for my sister Tina's August birthday, she loved it!

3. This is my CHRISTMAS TREE SKIRT that is a flimsy. I just didn't have time to get it done before Christmas as I had hoped, but I got my daughter's matching one done and she loved it. This will be a quicker finish than most!

Add My tree skirt is finished, now Hannah and I have matching ones made out of Fruitcake fabric!
4. This is TWIST OF FATE which is cut out and barely started (not sure where the pic is for that) and really I just was doing this at quilt camp as a filler. I am not as excited about this one as I was when I had to have it. I think the pattern is so cool but I wasn't too keen on it all by the time I got going on it. I seem to recall lots of hst's and if I could see the future I would say of all of these UFO's this is the one most likely to not get done this year...I hope this number is drawn anytime soon. Update--Kathy helped me get this top together, now we just need to get it quilted!

5. These are the 9 PATCH AND SNOWBALL blocks I did each month in a different color several years ago. I think I even put some into rows but I have a whole bin of them I need to just make a top or two out of it and get quilted. I may need to make more blocks in various colors to bring it to completion. Apparently the first number drawn was five so this is the one I will start with. I randomly put the pictures in here but I am glad this easier one came up!

Completed in January 2012!
6. Monica and Bob Bauer's SMITH MOUNTAIN MORNING quilt is about this far. This one started out for my roommate Randy, then I gave him the Packer colored Orca Bay which really suits him I thought I would give this one to my oldest son Coleman.  Then my best friend fell in love with it via facebook and since she doesn't have a quilt from me....luckily my son likes another red, black and white quilt I whipped up from leftover Night and Day bits, so this one finally finds its rightful owner!

Major progress on this quilt happened in August.  All the blocks and the unit for the border are done.  It just needs putting together!
And the top is a flimsy on Sept. 2nd--(This one hasn't even been drawn yet!)

I put the binding on this quilt on October 6th, then checked the UFO for October and this was the one picked!  Yay, done!
7. MY QUILT HISTORY BLOCKS need to be put in a top and sent off to Ros for quilting. I have these blocks and several extras of my own since not everyone did her trade as promised. So I need to figure out what to do with this one and just get it done!

Sent this one to JoAnn for quilting!
8. I SPY SQUARES QUILT is in tub and I occasionally add to it or so on it, but I may as well go ahead and make another one of these since I have it started.

Finished up another Eye Spy.
9. MAC's BLUEWORK BLOCKS...I have several of these bluework blocks done and somewhere lost the motivation to keep on doing them. I need to either complete some more blocks or get the top together and be done with it! This project may take all year!

10. PINEAPPLE BLOSSOM BLOCKS...I was doing some of these whenever I was at June's house and got tired of what I had brought along or finished up what I had going so this is as many blocks as I have. I need to turn it into a top already! Looks like I may need to make another block or two too.

I finished up the blocks and got the top together for Ros to quilt.  It turned out great even though I didn't distribute the colors the way I had planned.  I got something turned around, but oh well.  I gifted this to DJ for her birthday--I am not likely to ever see it again, but I hope it hugs her anyway.

11. MY BROKEN CROCKERY this one is a flimsy which I love and didn't want to wreck by quilting it myself. I need to either bite the bullet and do it by machine or by hand or just see if Ros can do a tiny one for me.  This one was picked for September..time to get to it!  Finally put the binding on it October 2013!

12. MY SEASONS BARGELLO quilt is a flimsy but Ros and I decided it wasn't great like this and we should just take it apart and do it as little quilts for my wall or something. I know I will be happier with that but unsewing really sucks so I just stuck in the drawer. LOL.

This top still looks just like this.  I sought out advice over what to do with it, but I think it is going to be left just like this in the drawer for now.  So far the only UFO I didn't complete, but the top is complete so I call it ok for now.
So there you have it. I dug deep and discovered twelve projects I can sort of call UFO's... seriously, there aren't anymore. It will be nice to get them down to three or four manageable works in progress though. I don't want the UFO ship to set sail on me as it has so many other, LOL! Are you doing Judy's UFO challenge?

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