Thursday, December 28, 2017

2018 UFO Challenge List

American Patchwork & Quilting is hosting another UFO (unfinished object) challenge in 2018. This will be their 4th year and my 2nd year participating.

This is a great motivator to finish some UFOs. The list does not have to be quilt projects. Other crafts qualify!

You may find the directions to participate and a link to print out a chart to make your list of 12 UFOs at HERE

The Facebook Group for the challenge may be found HERE.

Below are photos of the UFOs I plan to work on in 2018. (You may click on any picture for a larger image.)

Note: January's project was revealed early and it will be #12.

1. Make my "Love" Wall Quilt from the CQI Hearts Round Robin. See the embellished blocks returned to me here and the "E" embellished last year here. The blocks need to be sewn into a wall quilt.

2. Complete the "Hearts Askew" quilt from the book Hearts Aplenty by Lynda Milligan and Nancy Smith. I need to sew the heart appliques in place, add a second border, quilt, label and bind the quilt.

3. Finish embellishing blocks for my pink Oregon State University messenger bag. Previous posts about this project may be found here.

4. Sew the pink Oregon State University messenger bag. The bag is based on the messenger bag design with Butterick pattern B4147. I traced the pattern pieces onto muslin and pieced them for a crazy quilt.

5. Embellish December CQJP 2014 block and make a purse with it. 

6. Fully finish this cross-stitch. I no longer have the book, but believe it is a Janlynn Counted Cross Stitch pattern. I finished stitching it more than 13 years ago and it has been safely tucked away. At the moment, I think it will become a pillow.

7. Finish hand quilting, label and bind my CQI Winter/Christmas wall quilt. You may see the embellished blocks that were returned to me here and the block I embellished here. Each snowflake takes about 10 minutes. I need to finish quilting it with snowflakes, label and bind it.

8. Embellish this block and make a Christmas stocking.

9. "Red Barn" by England Design Studios was paper pieced 10 or 11 years ago. One little section in the mountains needs to be fixed (a raw edge made it to the front of the piece - so it became a UFO.) Then, I need to finish adding the red and blue borders, quilt, label and bind it. Now that I have discovered my passion for embroidery, it might need a bit more embellishment, too!

10. This quilt was started at least a decade ago. This is the design I followed for my very 1st quilt and the idea of having to applique the vines on this one resulted in another UFO. I plan to embroider the vines, finish the applique and other embroidery, sew on the borders (most of which are pieced already), quilt, label and bind it. This one will be a Christmas gift in 2018.

11. Create a wall quilt with these crazy quilted snowman "snowballs" I received through CQI swaps. You may see them all better here.

12. Fix this tote bag. I finished embellishing the block in 2013 (as seen here.) In December of 2015, I created this tote bag, but sewed the handles on wrong (that post is here.) I need to rip the seams, correct the handles, and reassemble the bag.

#12 is the project selected for January 2018. 

If I manage to complete all of these, I am not sure I will have a full list in 2019. We shall see how it goes. Every bit of progress is closer to a finish.

Thank you for visiting!

Related blog posts:
UFO Challenge 2017 - My List
UFO Challenge 2017 Review

In case you are wondering...
CQI = Crazy Quilting International - This group originally met on Yahoo, but is now an active on Facebook as the Crazy Quilt International group. You may find it here.

CQJP = Crazy Quilt Journal Project - This is a personal challenge to complete a crazy quilt block each month that is at least 8" x 8" in size. Sign ups are open for 2018 until December 31st. Learn more here.

This is Day 28 of the 31 Day Blog Writing Challenge hosted by Learn more and find other participating blogs here.


Queeniepatch said...

2018 will be a year of CRAZY quilting and stitching. You have a long list of beautiful UFOs and if you make everything on the list you will have achieved a lot. Then there are those cross stitch pieces, too.... Good luck!

Katie said...

I look forward to cheering you along. You will do great...I just know.

Pamela said...

Great choice for the year. I look forward to seeing your finishes!

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

I've watched your progress when you were creating some of these UFOs. I don't do enough to have much in UFOs, but I imagine completing them would bring the same kind of satisfaction one feels when you declutter your shelves or closets. It's good to list the projects you want to target this year. How will you find time for NEW projects?
xx, Carol

Happy New Year said...

Some great projects to finish up.

Anonymous said...

If you need help making a list in 2019, I'm sure any number of us would be glad to send you something to finish. LOL This is a great list, with some variety to keep it interesting. Best of luck in your completions.

Createology said...

Renee dear you are always so organized with your projects and I completely believe you will have your UFO’s finished in proper time. Blessings for Peace, Love and Creative Bliss for all of 2018...<3

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Another great list of things to work on throughout the year. I like that the one chosen for January is a relatively easy one and will set you up for success the rest of the year. Good luck!