Thursday, March 15, 2007

My oldest UFO

A few people have been posting pictures of their oldest UFO. I think that this is mine, although I can not be 100% certain because I have a few that are around the same vintage. This was a workshop I took not too long after I joined my quilt guild. It is almost entirely done with strips of fabric - cut either in widths from 1 1/4 inches to 2 1/2 inches. After throwing all the strips in bags of light and dark they are just pulled out and used to make the blocks.

I also have a couple of patterns that I had purchased and after taking the workshop I discovered that they were basically the same thing. Of course the patterns have never been opened. I think the reason I have never finished it is because I have no idea what I would do with it -- probably the only thing it would really be suitable for would be a baby quilt. It is baby quilt size. The border was supposed to be quite scrappy with various bowtie blocks and scraps of fabric but I sort of ran out of steam by the time I got to the border and thought the star fabric went well with it and I figured if I had to make more blocks it would never get finished. It is now a completed flimsy just waiting to be sandwiched and quilted.

I think this is a good idea to show off the UFO's every so often. I have some of them on the side bar but I really do forget all about them and some of them really are worth finishing. Wouldn't this one make the cutest baby quilt? I should finish it.

Here is a photo of how my "quilt closet" is looking now. I am using one basket to hold my "still wrapped in plastic and tied up with ribbon" fabric bundles. One basket will hold all my UFO's/PIGS and then the shelves are holding the folded yardage of fabric and of course my "fat quarter drawer" . As you can see I still have a lots of space - but I have not put all the fabric in yet. We are hoping to do a bunch of furniture moving this weekend - so stay tuned for further updates.

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  1. I love that UFO...u should finish it!!! lol.......ur fabrics r so organised.......great use of the cupboard Pam!!!

  2. That is a cute quilt. You should finish it. Now that your fabric is all organized, what else do you have to do but finish the quilt?

  3. nice quilt and i think the fabric you used for the border looks good. Hope you will get to finish it eventually.

  4. The closet is looking great. If you don't get it filled up, you will have to go shopping. =)

    I think that would make a darling little baby quilt. Someone would be very lucky to have it.

  5. That is too cute to be a UFO! You need to get that finished up. And love your new cupboard! The drawer just makes it perfect.

  6. have space...I have to work on thinning out some of my "stuff" not enough room.

    Your quilt is very nice, I would definately finish it.

  7. The "quilt closet" needs more fabric ;o). Time for some S.E.X. lol Once you've filled it, let me know so that I can plan a stash raid! lol Just teasing you! The quilt looks nice. Seems to me that it would be a good record of your quilting herstory. When I pull out an older quilt I am reminded of where I've been and where I'm at presently quilting wise. Does a quilt have to have a function? I think there are some quilts that you do just for the pleasure or the experience. Keep well!

  8. I love your oldest UFO - isn't that a Little Quilts quilt? You really should finish it - it's just darling. Love, love, love the closet and I think you need to go shopping to fill in some of those holes (LOL).

  9. Hi Pam, your UFO is very nice.

    Your closet is well organized so you can find the fabrics in a second.

    ciao ciao

  10. Pam you HAVE to finish that! It is really wonderful! Why don't you just send it out if you don't have the inclimation?
    Your closet is amazing! You must be so happy with it.
    and. . . if you want to send that rug hooking kit my way just let me know LOL! :)

  11. Your closet looks wonderful. How can you bare having a packet of fabric that you've not unwrapped? I have to get my hands on the fabric as soon as I bring the pack home.

    You definitely must finish that UFO. It's a great little quilt.

  12. ciao Pam, Teodo mi ha detto di visitare il tuo blog..
    Sono molto invidiosa del tuo armadio apposta per le stoffe!!

    a presto
    ciao Nadia