UFO Inventories

Joanne Kerton of Canuck Quilter Designs (see her on Instagram) shows us some of her UFO inventory and why those pieces became UFOs. She has a lot of almost-done quilts. Maybe she needs a long-arm quilting friend to just get them done. But wait, who am I to talk?

Sue Griffiths of Duck Creek Mountain Quilting has some pretty awesome pieces in her UFO list. I especially love her William Morris applique piece, near the bottom of her blog post.

Two more bloggers will be tackling the topic of UFO inventories. so I will post about them soon. Meanwhile, here is my experience with creating that inventory.


I know the first rule for UFOs is to take an inventory. First, I started with just a list.. I think you can see how this went for me. Not well.

I am a person who loves to find the best way to organize things… So I bought a new binder, made a template page to use for my UFOs, and started.. see photo below. You will quickly realize that I had quite a bit of time devoted to this already.

So I started going through all the places I store fabric and projects — past present and future. I found so many wonderful fabrics that I started to add them as “unfinished” projects. These were so tempting I wanted to jump right in- I had to stop myself! Meanwhile I had found 20 UFOs so far, with no end in sight. This was taking way too long- I could have finished a project with the time I had spent here! Looking back at this book I had created, done in 2016, I see I have finished seven of these projects. One I packed up and donated to Value Village in frustration (paper-pieced, with too many intersections with too much paper). Hopefully some quilter stumbled on it and thought she had died and gone to heaven.


Blog Hop Schedule

November 1 – Bobbie Gentili – http://geekybobbin.com
November 2 – Becca Fenstermaker – https://prettypiney.com/blog
November 3 – Joanne Kerton – https://canuckquilter.com
November 4 – Sue Griffiths – https://www.duckcreekmountainquilting.com
November 5 – Ashli Montgomery – http://www.meandcoach.com
November 6 – Anne Boundy – https://saidwithlove.com.au
November 7 – Sarah Ruiz – http://sarahruiz.com
November 8 – Teresa Weaver – https://yoursewingfriend.com/blogs/sewing-friend-news
November 9 – Karen Brown – https://www.justgetitdonequilts.com/blog
November 10 – Bobbi Bridgeman – https://snowydaysquilting.com
November 11 – Raylee Bielenberg – http://www.sunflowerstitcheries.com
November 12 – Althea Gyde – https://www.blueheronquilting.shop/blog
November 13 – Kenzy Hogan – http://sewingcorals.blogspot.com
November 14 – Leanne Parsons – https://www.devotedquilter.com
November 15 – Jessica Caldwell – https://www.desertbloomquilting.com
November 16 – Laureen Smith – http://www.tourmalinethymequilts.com
November 17 – Karen Kehl – https://betterdonequilts.com/blog
November 18 – Stacey H – http://twoterriersstudio.net
November 19 – Cinzia White – https://cinziawhite.com
November 20 – Laura Piland – https://www.sliceofpiquilts.com
November 21 – Rachel M – http://thebarefootcrafter.com
November 22 – Kathryn LeBlanc – http://www.dragonflysquiltshop.com
November 23 – Judit Hajdu – http://www.quiltfox-design.com
November 24 – Lyra McCabe – https://quiltingmccabe.wordpress.com/
November 25 – Jill Therriault – https://stitchinginheels.blogspot.com
November 26 – Cristina De Miranda – http://shipsandviolins.com
November 27 – Kate Starcher – http://katiemaequilts.com/blog
November 28 – Valerie Prideaux – https://www.cozyfunkycool.com/
November 29 – Kim Mastromartino – https://www.schooloflinedesign.com
November 30 – Natalia Knowlton – http://NerdyQuiltersBlog.blogspot.com

 

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