Are you ready for a challenge? A quilting challenge, where you get to pick one of your UFOs (unfinished quilting objects), make some progress and get it finished – or almost finished.
Along with Quilting Is Murder, I’m thrilled to be hosting this quilt challenge where we ask participants to save a UFO (unidentified project) from certain death by finishing it up! Here’s the best part: it can be anything mysteriously quilting related *and* you decide if it is "finished" or not when submitted.
Head over to the Quilting is Murder – Save a UFO Challenge page for all the details. I hope you’ll join the FUN and rescue one of your UFOs.
I don’t know about you, but I need some accountability! to get some of my UFOs done this year. I’m overwhelmed with all the projects I have on the go. While I can’t officially enter this challenge, I am going to participate and make a challenge to myself, and you, to get this quilt top done.
This is my postage stamp quilt that I started collecting 2″ squares for back in January 2010. As of mid-December, I have 17 blocks completed. Each block will finish at 12″ square and contains 64 – 1.5″ finished pieces.
I redid the math for this project and decided I wanted a 5×6 layout or 30 – 12″ blocks. During December, needing some time to de-stress, I started piecing the 8 strips together for the remaining 13 blocks for this quilt. Mindless stitching at its best.
I did some additional piecing over New Year’s and now have 52 – 16 patches together. Next up, pin and stitch into 26 patches, then into 64 patches for the completed 13 – 64-patch blocks.
With 3/4″ sashing strips and 2.5″ for the outer border, the quilt will finish at 70″x82″. I haven’t decided yet the sashing or border colours. This quilt will contain 30×64 = 1,920 – 1.5″ finished patches when done! Here’s an EQ7 interpretation:
Save one of your UFOs from certain death:
Quilting is Murder – Save a UFO Challenge