Monday, September 19, 2016

Working on UFOs and WIPs

On Sunday afternoon I pulled out 3 sets of blocks that need to become finished quilt tops.

I finished the last of the floral applique blocks this weekend and now I need to figure out how to use them with the large and small pieced blocks. These are not too old yet - just the 2015 Saturday Sampler blocks. But I don't want them to languish in the UFO pile for too long because they are so pretty.

These 20" rail fence blocks have languished in my UFO pile for several years. Maybe 6 or 7 years? I have no idea. I used a jelly roll and the number of blocks just didn't work out well. There are only 8 of them and they were set aside along with about 3 yards of a brown coordinating fabric because I had no idea how I wanted to arrange them. 

The last set of blocks I pulled out are these X blocks. These were done with the special X ruler. I liked the blocks but got bored with the colors I think. There are only 6 of the green ones and 10 of the rust ones and plenty of leftover fabric. Again - some planning needed in order to get these to the flimsy stage.  I'm not sure of the age of these blocks either but I know I bought the ruler on a guild bus trip to Nebraska, so that would have been either 5 or 7 years ago.  It's time to finish it up.


  1. "Languished in the pile" -- that's precisely why I joined the Quilty Orphan Adoption Event. I really like your floral applique.

  2. the first set is gorgeous and the others will be great when they finish their mission

  3. Turn the "X" blocks into a table runner and placemats just table runners. They would be a nice Autumn accent.

    I suspect you'll have these projects finished before Thanksgiving.

  4. I love your blocks, Sara. 2015 blocks aren't old yet! Believe me, I still have some from 2015 (and don't tell anyone, perhaps a few from 2014!!!) Thanks for visiting my blog. QuilterinMotion (Marsha)