We all have them. Can’t remember if it was here or on one of the quilt groups but when I mentioned UFO’s, I received a lot of responses about the terminology. Some call them PIGS (projects in grocery sacks); all kinds of names out there. I’m kinda one of those black and white type people . . don’t matter what you call it or what color sack you put it in . . it’s still something I’ve started and not finished. And, I’d like to get that UFO list down by a few!
In December, 2007 I talked about my UFO’s, including pictures. List #1 has 21 projects on it. In 14 months, I’ve completed 4 items on that list. List #2 has 13 items and I’ve completed 7 items on that list.
Earlier this week I decided to work on a UFO. I was waiting to hear back about another project . . whether to start it now or wait on different fabric to get here so while in limbo; I told myself . . time to work on a UFO. I looked at those two lists and several just need quilting but I didn’t want to tie up the longarm because of the other project I may need to finish quickly so those were out. The tops waiting to be quilted are stacked on shelves. The other UFO’s are in bags stashed in a corner behind the ironing table. Ahhh . . here they are in an older blog post. The decision was made .. work on something in a bag but which one? Decision made: Just grab the top UFO . . whatever is in that bag. . do it.
This is what I got.
A very old Stack & Whack! I must’ve made at least 10 stack & whack quilts.
Here’s one; here’s another one (take a look at that quilting, would you?; one given to a teacher; another one for a teacher; one of these was made for my dad and my brother-in-law; this one for Vince; another one for a teacher; and yet another one for a teacher. Yep, that’s 10. They’re all fun to make.
In the bag were all the pieces for the blocks, one block made, all the blocks cut out . . no sashing or border ideas. It’s been at least five years since I worked on this project but luckily, I have plenty of the bird fabric and the yellow Moda Marble in my stash so I can finish this project in no time!
I have no idea how much of this fabric I bought but I have 5 yards still. It must’ve been on sale . . it must’ve been very cheap . . I hope so because it surely isn’t so pretty and it doesn’t look like something I would have bought unless it was like 90% off. Who knows . .