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Vote Now: Save a UFO Challenge Finalists

Quilt Challenge Save a UFO

The UFO’s have landed!! Below are the ten finalists for the Quilting Is Murder – Save a UFO Challenge. Take a look and vote for your TWO favorite quilts. Don’t forget to read the stories: these quilts are all super special! For some, you’ll need click the link to go to Flickr to read the full story.

Voting closes midnight February 19th, 2012. Forward the contest info to your quilting friends and share the love.

On February 20th, we’ll award the quilt that receives the most votes a brand new bernette 25 sewing machine. The 9 runners up will receive a set of Quilting Is Murder lapel pins and both copies of the Quilter’s Cookbook from the Quilting Gallery. Please refer to the full contest info page for how the votes are calculated for this contest.


How to Vote:

  • Review the photos and stories below… there are several, so you’ll need to scroll down to see them all.
  • Underneath the photos, scroll down, you’ll see the names of all the quilts with a square button** beside each one. Select the buttons for the TWO quilts you want to vote for.
  • Then scroll down, all the way, until you get to the bottom of the names of the quilts. Press the vote button.
  • One vote per person (based on IP address NOT email address), so have your family and friends cast a ballot for their favourite quilts (from home if you send it to coworkers).

** Note: If you don’t see the square buttons to vote, but instead see the voting results, that means someone on your IP Address already voted, or that the voting period has ended, or that you need to refresh the page to see the voting options. Shared IP Addresses are very common in home or work networks.


Quick stats:

  • Total submissions: 10
  • Total countries: 0
  • Total provinces: 0
  • Total states: 0

You can click on the photo to view a larger version.

10 yr. old UFO!! 10 yr. old UFO!!
By: quiltmakertg quiltmakertg,

Blog: quiltmakertg

Behind every unfinished quilt is a story waiting to be told.
The blocks for this UFO came from a block-of-the-month
at a local quilt shop and have been sitting in the same box for about ten years.

The entire block-of-the-month program was a frustration.
Since the directions were poorly …

Quilt size: width: 62" height: 75"

Asian Fan Quilt Asian Fan Quilt
By: PnkSweetHrt/Tiffany PnkSweetHrt/Tiffany,

Blog: PnkSweetHrt/Tiffany

Here it is when I had finished just the quilt top. I just barely finished this. This was one of my very first starts – making a quilt for our bed! It was sitting in a rubbermaid bin for about 2 years, and I finally sent it out to a quilter. Then it sat in a bin AGAIN waiting for me to finish it.

Quilt size: width: 0" height: 0"

Good Morning Sunshine Centers Good Morning Sunshine Centers
By: justcrafty justcrafty,

Blog: justcrafty

I started this early 2009 with a small sketch then blew that up and make a pattern. I keep thinking it’s close but it still is a UFO and needs more quilting. Hoping this challenge will push me to finish it.

Quilt size: width: 0" height: 0"

Heron at Sunrise Heron at Sunrise
By: Cindy H H.,

Blog: Cindy H

About 8 years ago I started my journey as an art quilter. My quilts come from deep within and unfortunately do not come with patterns and directions. I get an idea for a quilt and then try to figure out how to make it happen. I love mood, texture and high contrast. That being said, my 13 year old…

Quilt size: width: 0" height: 0"

Leprechaun Quilt Leprechaun Quilt
By: Leah H Leah H,

Blog: Leah H

Here is my St Patrick’s Day Quilt. Silly me started it just before St Patricks Day – like the day before! Crazy… this ONLY took me 11 months to complete, but now its ready to hang before March 1st. This quilt has machine embroidery (digitized by me), piecing, applique (cut on the Accuquilt)…

Quilt size: width: 0" height: 0"

May 2011 UFO May 2011 UFO
By: spooldust queen,

Blog: Spooldust queen

I started this quilt top about two years ago in my creative mind. Then in May of last year, I cut the squares etc. and then in June put those square together and put it in a box as a UFO to be done later. It needs to be finished, so I restarted it last month and now it is done.

Quilt size: width: 0" height: 0"

Mom's Crochet and Quilt Mom’s Crochet and Quilt
By: DoreneM DoreneM,

Blog: DoreneM

I recently (January 2012) completed a UFO that is really two UFOs. When my mother passed away 2 1/2 years ago, I found some crocheted squares that she had done some time ago. They were intended to be joined together to complete a crocheted bed spread or table cloth. There were only 17 squares….

Quilt size: width: 0" height: 0"

Painted Plates Painted Plates
By: batiklover batiklover,

Blog: batiklover

I began this quilt several years ago as a BOM. 8 months after beginning this project, my mother suffered a stroke. I worked on several of the blocks while sitting in her hospital room and during the months following while waiting for her to complete therapy sessions. I constructed the plate…

Quilt size: width: 0" height: 0"

Sleeping Cats 006 Sleeping Cats 006
By: Quercus Rubra1 Quercus Rubra1,

Blog: Quercus Rubra1

This is an UFO from some time ago. I don’t even remember when but something like 5/6 years ago but it was when I was first trying to take up quilting by myself. This was just a bunch of 2 1/2″ squares until Jan 7th, 2012 when I decided to work on it again and try to finish some of my UFOs …

Quilt size: width: 35" height: 35"

Thea's Off Center Star Thea’s Off Center Star
By: TheaM1 TheaM1,

Blog: TheaM1

I started this star quilt in a workshop over 13 years ago… and finished it over New Year’s weekend.

Unfortunately, I have a lot more where that came from….

Quilt size: width: 30" height: 32"


Quilting Is Murder UFO Challenge

  • Heron at Sunrise (34%, 288 Votes)
  • Mom's Crochet and Quilt (31%, 263 Votes)
  • Painted Plates (23%, 192 Votes)
  • Leprechaun Quilt (15%, 129 Votes)
  • 10 yr. old UFO!! (8%, 70 Votes)
  • Thea's Off Center Star (8%, 65 Votes)
  • Good Morning Sunshine Centers (5%, 44 Votes)
  • Asian Fan Quilt (4%, 38 Votes)
  • Sleeping Cats 006 (1%, 9 Votes)
  • May 2011 UFO (1%, 8 Votes)

Total Voters: 848

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It was not easy for the killer shop judges to choose the ten finalists. Check out the Flickr Group to see all the entries.


Be My Valentine – Weekly Quilt Contest

Weekly Themed Quilt Contests

Don’t forget to enter this week’s Be My Valentine quilt contest. For this contest, you can also enter other items made with fabric that fit the theme… and quilts too, of course. The Fat Quarter Shop are giving away this beautiful jelly roll of Always & Forever by Deb Strain for this week’s winner.

Enter the contest here!

Posted: February 15th, 2012

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One Response to “Vote Now: Save a UFO Challenge Finalists”

  1. Wanda says:

    This is great! I wish that the timing would have worked out for me to enter one. I think you should do this again. It is a great motivator.

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