"It takes ages to finish a quilt you're not working on!"

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Dare to show your UFOs!

I have been invited to photograph my UFOs for another forum I belong to, and rather than post it there and take up a lot of space on that forum, I decided to post the photos here and provide a link to the forum members to click on if they wish to see these.  Do you find it a bit sad, or depressing, when you look at your UFOs and wonder how on earth you got into such a state?  Maybe you are one of the lucky ones who finishes each project before starting a new one.  I don't have that self control, unfortunately.
So here we go.  This is what the end result will look like, if I finish it.
And this is how much I've done, up until about 10 years ago.  It's been covered up since then to keep it from getting dusty.  And to keep it out of my sight!

Australian cross stitch kit project nearly finished!  All that needs to be done is....
"Australia"! and a few names on the states.

I found this barely started quilt project in a plastic bag in the remnants drawer of the Guild.  Some blocks are completed, many of the components for more blocks are cut out, and there is a heap of fabric left uncut.  Sadly there is no pattern to go by, so if I ever got to make up more blocks from the cut fabrics, it would be a guessing game as to how it is supposed to turn out.

Peacock sampler pattern which I downloaded and started with great enthusiasm many years ago

But this is all I've done.

I have a large collection of neckties that I have been pulling apart and cutting into usable pieces, for years. I had visions of making a quilt of some kind with them, using the 'bow tie' quilting pattern. I got three blocks done, then went on to something else.The fabrics above the blocks are curtain swatches which I plan to use with the ties.

I went through a stage of making Sunbonnet Sue things - patchwork blocks, mug rugs, stitcheries, etc.  Trouble is I never got around to making anything with the blocks! 

The two vintage blocks below were found in an opshop by my friend Sharon who very kindly gave them to me.  I had thought of using them in conjunction with the ones I've done, but the pink background on mine would be completely at odds with the white cotton background of these, so I have another plan for them.

Finally, the doilies.  Each one has its own story, but I'm not going to write all that down here!  The embarrassing thing is that they all have very little needing to be done to finish them off!

So what is your story?  Dare you post your own UFOs on your blog?


krystal s said...

You dared me and so I will do it. Need to make sure the battery is charged first on my camera. Could take me a while. LOL
I will do it within the next couple days.
You have alot of embroidering to do by the looks of it. All the UFO's are a sign of a very creative mind. :)

Sharon said...

I would have to try and get into (what is to become) my sewing room before I even looked in all the places my UFO's might/could/should be...
Perhaps while I am home so so much and before I get "called up" on babysitting duties when M returns to the workforce we could have a fortnightly stitching time like we use to... Let me know... x x

Selina B said...

wow ohhh wow look at ALL those pretty UFOs!
i do have a few but not nearly so many nor so different, most of mine are knitting but it will give me something to post about!
thanx for sharing

Nanna Chel said...

Now that is an idea...to post about our UFOs. LOL! See Gina you are an inspiration without knowing it. :-) I can see that one or two of those UFOs wouldn't take long to finish off at all.

Cheryl said...

Some gorgeous UFOs Gina and don't worry there are many of us in the same boat (or worse)

RobynLouise said...

I'd be starting on the ones with little to do to finish them and that will help give you a sense of achievement. Lol, I still have UFO's packed in boxes and I need to alter/make Winter clothes so they will stay there for now! There are a few projects that wouldn't take more than 30 mins on the machine to complete though..think I need Rose to organise me!

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Hello, I was just watching the news and heard about the terrible cyclone that has hit Australia.........are you okay? I hope this finds you safe and that all is well.