I went digging into the piles to find my UFO's. Ugh! Not fun! The dust was really flying. Some projects that I want to finish, I couldn't even find. Some project I don't even remember starting! A lot of them are group or class projects. Over the years, I have stopped participating in these, for the most part, because I realized that I rarely finished them. Now is the time. So, here is my list.
1. A stack and whack quilt (you can see the book in my picture) started in a guild workshop, the very first time they offered this project, probably ten years ago or more. There are some borders to attach, and then it needs to be quilted.
2. A quilt with cat/koi, inspired by the center panel, which had sort of an asian feel to it. This panel came out of a pile of fabric donated to make comfort quilts. I think this might be too delicate for that purpose, so I will have to make a substitute for that. This is mostly quilted.
3. This was inspired by the fabric on the right-hand side, which was part of a guild summer challenge many years ago. The giraffes were a piece that was designed and screen printed by my friend, Chriztine Foltz. I don't even remember where I was going with the design on this one, and I didn't make any notes. Could be a problem.
4. Christmas blocks from a small group exchange. We each made one block for ourselves, and one for every other member of the group. I couldn't figure out why I had doubles, then I remembered that the Oldest Daughter had participated, also, and I have her blocks. These were made sometime within the last eleven years. Don't laugh. I have some UFO's (the ones I couldn't find) that are around two decades old!.
5. A very small landscape made with a another friend when she was trying out a pattern that she had bought, and was unsure of. I don't remember the designer. Since this is small, I may do another small UFO the month that this is chosen. Or maybe I'll just enjoy having an easy month.
6. This quilt was part of a guild Round Robin project. If you don't know what that is, let me tell you. I made the center block (at least I guess I must have. I really don't remember doing it.). Then the quilt is passed from person to person, each one adding a new border around the center. I really like this one, but for some reason. I never quilted it. It's not too big, and should be fun to finish.
7. This quilt top (table runner sized) was made at a quilt retreat in Maine that I went to with my Mother, over eleven years ago. The retreat was sponsored by Heartbeat Quilts. I used Thangles to make the triangles. No idea why I never finished it, because the colors really make me happy.
8. This Arizona (or maybe Utah?) landscape was started in a class at Ralph Jordan's, which no longer even sells fabric, and hasn't for a long time. The photo was taken by either my Mother, or youngest brother, not sure which. If Mom could figure out how to leave comments, she could let us know, but.... I don't remember the teacher's name, but the main focus was on sewing curved lines into landscapes. I've seen the technique attributed to several different teacher's around the web, so I don't know where it started. I've used the technique many times since then.
9 .This dragonfly quilt is another Round Robin project, but it turned out much larger than Number 6. It was made within the last eleven years, but probably earlier in that time. Not sure. It has a lot of open space, so it will need significant quilting. I'm afraid of this one.
Here is a closer look at that goofy dragonfly. The wings are a sheer fabric, under tulle. They definitely need some bling.
10. And last, but certainly not least, is my collection of bunny blocks, made in another guild block exchange. I might add blocks representing all the bunnies we have had here, but if I do, this will be a huge quilt. There are a lot of funky embellishements on these blocks. I really love them, and I'm worried that I won't be able to do them justice.
So there you have it. My collection of blocks for the guild UFO challenge. Oh, boy! I really have my work cut out for me. The really scary part? There are so many more quilts that could be on this list, but aren't! I'll let you know tomorrow which quilt will be up first. I hope it's an easy one....