Saturday, June 18, 2011

UFO Conversion

I have come to the realization that the primary reason I have so many stubborn UFOs hanging around is because I have ceased to like them.  It's hard to devote the time to finishing something you really don't care about.  I first blogged about my black/white/red quilt back in March of 2010.

First I decided the red batik I chose for the sashes and border had too much black in it.  Then I thought that the stripes looked boring.  In an effort to save the project and avoid wasting the fabric, I bought a brighter red batik.  Then I decided to take the strips apart and turn them into 4 patch blocks.  Today, I completed the top and like the results.  When it's finished, it will be traveling to Romania as part of the Hands 2 Help Challenge.  The colors are more vibrant in person, but it was too gloomy outside to take pictures today.

I still have lots of strips left over to make another quilt with.


  1. Sometimes turning a quilt and adding new makes it into a work of art. I just love basic patterns and blocks - this is a lovely quilt and heading to a great cause. Good for you!!

  2. Oh I love your quilt just beautiful. Great blocks and I love the red it is so cheery. Bunny

  3. Good work, Katie! I really like what you ended up with....

  4. That's what I'm trying to do with a ufo from years back. I know what you are trying to do. I added more color and can say that it is turning out to be better than I ever hoped.

  5. This is a great quilt! I'm so glad you didn't give up on it... =)

    I try not to use "UFO (unfinished objects) when refering to my PIPs or WIPs...when I went thru my huge stack of projects waitping to be finished...I gave away anything that I considereda UFO...meaning I didn't want to finish it. But, if a project "felt" like it was "in progress"...I kept it to finish it.

    I try to complete one PIP each month and I turn it into the group on my blog OPAM (there's a button and a list on my right sidebar).

    I also have started (for other people) a FYPChallenge on my blog...there is a button on my side bar for this too. People turn pics of their finished projects and are entered at the end of each month for a $30 Gift Certificate...=)

    =) new follower =)


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