Mom has been cleaning and organizing her sewing rooms (yes, multiple spaces!) so I have been inspired to update my UFO list. This is not actually the WHOLE list- last I checked there were almost 40 projects on there- but these qualify as the ones most likely to get worked on in the next year or so.
I keep my photos of the quilts I am working on tacked to a cork board in the sewing room. I had tried keeping a written list, but kept forgetting what I had named the different quilts. Some of them ended up with a couple of names. And let's face it- a picture in my face is much more likely to get me to work on something than a list written on a piece of paper.
The quilts on the left are completed tops that have been sent off to mom for quilting. From conversations we have had, I think I have a shot at getting her to work on the top two but it doesn't sound like she is to excited about the bottom half of the list. Maybe I have sent her too many? It's not like she wants to work on her own quilts or anything.... I may end up going home and quilting these myself.
The next dozen are the ones that are probably most likely to be worked on...
1. Sierra- the red tail hawk which you have all seen.
2. Long Road Home- a Bonnie Blue quilt stitched by Karen G which needs binding and a label.
3. Ladies of the Sea- a Susan Garman pattern which is more applique of pirate ships
4. Granite Family quilt- my dad's family was involved in the granite industry in the northeast. I have designed a couple of blocks for this potential quilt. The Babcock Smith Museum put out a book (and the newspaper ran stories) about the granite industry which I found quite interesting.
5. Chocolate Stars- kit purchased at the Dallas Quilt Show.
6. Crossroads- another Bonnie Blue quilt. (Karen G, you are a BAD influence!)
7. Streak of Lightning- from an old Fons & Porter magazine.
8. Mini quilt I started a couple of years ago when the amazing lady that was making the compass rose quilts won in Dallas.
9. The original background for that #2 quilt in mom's pile was supposed to be this red and black combo. I changed out the colors, but didn't want to waste the already sewn together half square triangles so bought this stack of beiges to go with them. (Right, like they would go to waste!)
10. Series of 4 "The Moon and Me" tops which are 8 X 10 each.
11. Poinsettia Quilt Basket- Karen England paper piecing pattern.
12. The Unblue Too.
I think that you should know that even if I win the lottery tomorrow there is no way I will get all of the quilts on my list done before I die.... and I am still planning on living 'til I am 100 years old.