APQ UFO Challenge

So I was scrolling on facebook and came across this UFO challenge. I thought it would be good motivation for me to join. Especially since I had already decided to work on my UFOs this year. This will just give me more accountability.

I decided to have two lists; one for WIPs in various stages, and one for WNS (works not started). WNS for me is the fabric and pattern have been chosen, but they have not been started. At last count, I probably have about 75 of these. I know. I have a serious buying problem.

my mantra

So without further ado, here are my two lists for 2022:

WIP UFO List

If I can get the ones that are tops only quilted and bound and the ones that are blocks to the top stage, I will be happy!

# Project MonthStatus BeforeStatus After
1Barn Blocks QuiltSome Blocks
2Love Note Some Blocks
3Merry Go RoundTop Only; not sure about backing or binding
4NeptuneTop Only, some backing
5Ohio StarTop Only; need to buy backing, find binding
62020 Designer MysteryBlocks & Center Medallion completed
7Purple starsTop Only w/ backing
8A Very Coriander ChristmasBlocks only, some flying geese for sashing
9Sunday’s Best QAL Some Blocks
10Sewcialites Some Blocks
112015 Designer MysteryBlocks complete, some setting blocks
12Pink Log CabinsJanuaryTop Only w/ Backing

WNS UFO List

For this one if I can get the smaller quilts completed and the larger quilts to block or even top stage, I would be happy!

# Project MonthStatus BeforeStatus After
1Spring Brook Blossoms Fabric Bought
2Buttercups Fabric Bought
3Harvest Road Fabric Bought
4Cottswald Table Runner Fabric Bought
5Dwell Fabric Bought
6Gelato Fabric Bought
7Basket of Blooms Fabric Bought
8Posies Fabric Bought
9Sugar Fabric Bought
10Figs and Shirtings Sampler Fabric Bought
11Grand Union Fabric Bought
12Petal PowerJanuary

I did cheat a little on making the lists since I had already chosen to work on both of the ones for #12 before I found this challenge, I inserted them into the spot.

I wish all of you trying to bust your UFOs in 2022 good luck!!

#apqresolution

January Goals

Happy New Year! I hope this finds you well!

This year I want to continue what I started last month about posting my goals and being better about blogging my projects.

This month I want to:

  1. Complete Faux Feathered Stars – all I have left is the sandwiching, quilting, and binding
  2. Month 8 of Designer Mystery
  3. Month 4 of Among the Stars
  4. Month 2 of Rose in Bloom
  5. Complete Pink Log Cabins – all that is left is the sandwiching, quilting, and binding
  6. complete the top for Triffles – this is a baby quilt for a coworker’s first grandbaby due in April. I have the fabric starched.

December Goals – Revisited

So – what did I get accomplished that was on my goal list?

  • Complete Faux Feathered Star
  • Months 6 & 7 2021 Designer Mystery Block of the Month
  • Month 3 Among the Stars Block of the Month
  • Sandwich and quilt 2011 Designer Mystery Quilt

Complete Faux Feathered Stars – this one was a partial completion. I got the top completed and I got the backing pieced, but sandwiching, quilting, and binding – not done. More on this in another post.

Months 6 & 7 2021 Designer Mystery Block of the Month – I am happy to report that this was done. See Block 6 and Block 7

Month 3 Among the Stars Block of the Month – Another happy finish! I forgot to post about them, but will post later. I had to work today and too tired to go into my sewing room to do anything.

Sandwich and quilt 2011 Designer Mystery Quilt – nope. not at all. forgot all about it.

What did I do extra that was not on my list?

I worked on the Rose in Bloom block of the month that just started this month. I have an addiction to BOMs from FQS!

Designer Mystery – Block 6

So one of my goals this month was to complete the Block 6 of the designer mystery for 2021. This was a very easy block, even though there were a lot of pieces.

This block of the month is turning out to be beautiful. I love Fig Tree fabrics and this line, Strawberries and Rhubarb is absolutely beautiful. I especially like the subtle white on white background.

December Goals

One thing I want to do more of is be more productive and also blog more. I want to set some goals for the month, but I also want to set realistic goals and not get overwhelmed. I do work full time and can mostly quilt on weekends.

  • Complete Faux Feathered Star
  • Months 6 & 7 2021 Designer Mystery Block of the Month
  • Month 3 Among the Stars Block of the Month
  • Sandwich and quilt 2011 Designer Mystery Quilt

Since it is Christmas season, and my dreambox is waiting to be set up, I won’t list more items.