Sunday, December 9, 2012

It's a party!

Quilter's Blog Hop Party, that is!  To celebrate the Quilting Gallery's 5th birthday, bloggers around the world are having giveaways.  Click the graphic below to see the list of other participating bloggers, but not until you keep reading to see what is happening in my little corner of the world!

Blog Hop Party with Give-Aways
Note that the party doesn't officially start until Monday morning, so if you are visiting on Sunday night, she may not have the list of links up yet.  If not, check back on Monday to join the fun!
For any new readers out there, here's a quick introduction.  My name is Erin, and I have been quilting for about 10 years now.  I adore working with scraps, and I cut my scraps into predefined sizes, using a system very much like Bonnie Hunter's Scrap User's System.  I rarely follow a pattern, either while piecing or while quilting.  I am a hand quilter, so it takes me forever to finish projects, but I do my best to always have something with me as I rush through my busy life to work on while waiting in doctor's offices or sitting on bleachers watching my kids play sports or even just during my lunch break.  In addition to being a quilter, I am a mom to 2 boys and wife to the most handsome man on earth, have a full-time job in college admissions, take and teach karate, am a cub scout den leader, and teach an after-school quilting class to kids grades K-5.

Recently I've undertaken an effort to provide some warmth and comfort in the form of quilts to those were affected by Hurricane Sandy in New York and New Jersey, and I've been so blessed by quilters all around the world, sending enough blocks and completed quilts to donate more than 3 dozen quilts so far.  You can see an up to date list of all the ANGELS who have helped with my project over there on the right under the heading MY HEROES.  Understandably, I joined this Blog Hop so I could give a little something back and to say THANK YOU!

Since I've been working on the Hurricane Sandy Project, there have been quite a few projects that have been moved to the back burner for a while.  The longer they sit there, the more I want to get back to them.  One that has really been calling to me, and that also very much illustrates my quilting style, is my color quilt.  Using 1.5" precut squares of scraps, I have been spelling out color words with scraps of that color.  I have no idea yet how I'm going to put them together, but that is par for the course with me.  Here's what I have so far:

THE GIVEAWAY!

Do you have projects that you look forward to getting back to eventually?  If so, leave a comment letting me know what that project is.  Or are you one of those amazing people who has no UFOs, who always finishes what you start?  If so, leave a comment and let me know your secret!  Either way, I'll enter you into my drawing.  I'm a visual person so links to photos of projects are encouraged, but certainly not required. Just one comment per person, please.  I'll leave the giveaway open until 6 AM EST, Monday, December 17. That's when I get up for work.  It'll help me get out of bed on a cold, dark Monday morning if I have something fun to look forward to other than my job (which I love, but which I love a little less at 6 AM on Monday mornings).

The winner will receive a package of over 150 assorted 2.5" scrap squares,

plus, three approximately half-yard cuts of a fabric that a co-worker brought back from abroad for me (I believe from India) that I love, but can't for the life of me figure out what to do with.

She brought back a yard of each, so half goes to you, and half stays with me.  I'm hoping to be inspired by what someone else does with it.

I will ship anywhere in the world.  Please know that you cannot win if I have no way to get in touch with you, so please, either be a blogger with an email address in his/her profile, or leave your email address in your comment.

I hope you will come back to visit again!  Enjoy the party!

169 comments:

Amanda said...

Oh, I have a ton that I hope to get back to. However, there's one in the back of the closet, a baby boy blanket, that hasn't even made the UFO list that I'd like to finish at some point.

regan said...

I have dozens of ufo's, but the one that is really screaming at me to work on again is my Jubilee quilt. I finished the front, and am working on the pieced back, but I stalled on it back in the summer, and it's still on the design wall! I only have until February to finish it! Yikes! I really need to get a move on!

Thanks for the chance!

Auntie Em said...

Hi Erin,
I have too many UFO's to list just one that is calling out to me, but I guess it would have to be a green and purple card trick quilt top that I made to go with a new chair that we purchased. The quilt top is not quilted yet, and we don't even own the chair anymore!

krisgray said...

OH - my UFOs are driving me crazy! Recently I just decided to sit and sew and get the tops done. It's actually rather satisfying and I did finish a set of blocks that I started back in '08.

I've put the quilting to the back burner and I'm trying to empty some project boxes. I would like to get back to quilting to finish a BOM from about 2008. My FMQ skills are improving but I still have trouble getting started, you know, deciding how to quilt the tops.

Becki White said...

My very first quilt is still a UFO: it is bound, but not fully quilted. I use it as my test quilt, to test marking techniques, quilting techniques, etc. I started working on it in high school! It was even on my bed during grad school (unbound, I think!), and the sun damaged the color on one end. Oops. Then there is the quilt I started as my own wedding quilt... and it's been sitting in my closet, just over half quilted, for the last 14 years. I admit, I got bored with it.

Judy said...

I have an English paper pieced Grandmother's Flower Garden that I started when I was married and had a king sized bed. I am divorce with a smaller bed so it should be easier to finish.

Anita SS said...

I do try to finish what I start, but it doesn't always work out. There really isn't a secret for me, I really just enjoy seeing the finished project and I like the feeling of accomplishment that comes along with taking that last stitch. My UFO pile is always changing. I usually make quilt tops when I just feel like sewing scraps together. I donate them to go to my local shelter when I finish them later in the year. This year, my pile of unfinished tops was fairly tall but I was able to quickly turn them into completed quilts for Hurricane Sandy victims. I still have a few UFO tops to finish for my local shelter that I'll get around to finishing up one day after the holidays.

Julie Fukuda said...

If you lived in a rabbit hutch like I do, there would be no place to store those UFOs and you would finish them up. I see you have cut those little squares just for me. You already know how I love to use them and that I just made room in that tin with a couple of projects.

Janet said...

I have many UFOs and I'd like to get back to all of them. The two at the top of my list right now are my DD # 3's quilt and my colours quilt, both of which need backing and quilting. I am collecting 2.5 inch squares though for another scrappy quilt I want to start...

Pam said...

Because my cottage is tiny I tend to piece a pile of projects and then hire the village hall to layer and spray baste the lot. I then quilt at my leisure, I really need to finish joining the blocks of a Log Cabin Quilt, it has been frowning at me for nearly 6 months and should be on my bed not the WIP pile. Oh and BTW I have a box of 2 1/2 inch squares for a scrap vomit quilt just yearning to have more added.

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susan said...

I love your color blocks. I'm sure the quilt you make from them will be fantastic. I have a million UFO's. I'm having serious quilter's block right now. Hope to jump out of it soon.

I love your giveaway and the fabrics. THanks so much for the great giveaway!

sb349 @yahoo.com

jirons42 said...

I went to a quilt retreat in October and brought along 4 projects to work on. I'd like to get back to any one of them. BTW, your blog is one I look forward to reading. All you do always amazes me and makes me feel like a slug-a-bed.

Mary Beth said...

I have a list of UFO. I prefer to keep a list out and keep the projects in a drawer so they don't visually overwhelm me...would like to finish some quilted cupcake place mats for my sister in law for Christmas...and hand quilting a scrappy feed sack quilt that was found in my husbands grandmother's attic. Thanks for the chance at the fabric give away...hope you have a good week!

M-R said...

I have a long list of WIPs that I hope to get back to. One of them is a Happy Villages piece. Thanks for the giveaway!

Chiska said...

I love your color words! I may have to try that on an ABC I-Spy quilt I want to make for my kids. I have been sitting in my room feeding my wee one looking at a shelf of fabric that has all kinds of projects I'd like to get to.

A Day In The Life........ said...

I am currently in the middle of working on getting Christmas stockings made for my new family :-). I have my son's stocking made in time for Christmas, I am hoping I can get mine and my husband's stockings done in time before Santa comes down the chimney.

B Greene said...

2.5-inch squares are my absolute favorite! Love the exotic fabric, too - they might make really nice wallets.
I have two quilt tops that are finished, but I just can't get to them before Christmas. I also have a quilted Tree Skirt top that has needed to be finished for about ten years. I just drape it around the tree trunk and put presents on any exposed edges - isn't that awful!?! I am terrified of cutting that hole in the middle :-(

Heather said...

I'm looking forward to binding my youngest daughter's quilt. It's been away with the quilter for far too long.

Gill said...

I have lots of UFO's - my oldest is a quilt I started for my middle son when he left primary school (age 11) he's nearly 21 now!

Kate said...

I'm working on kntiting this great cabled sweater that drives me crazy and hurts my hands after a while, but I want to finish it so much that I'm always happy when I dig it back out.

Katie said...

I have a whole stack of quilt tops that need to be quilted. I recently purchased a long arm machine but an not good enough at it yet to risk messing up one of my good tops. Maybe after the holidays I'll have a little more time to practice.

Loris said...

You are one busy woman! and yet you found time to make all those quilts for those affected by the hurricane. Amazing and inspiring!
I would love to get my double wedding ring flimsy quilted...if I could figure out a design for it...
Thanks for the giveaway and for sharing so much all year long!

Mary Ann said...

I worked hard to finish everything up before my baby was born and haven't gotten started sewing again yet. I have lots of projects in my head I can't wait to start when my hands are a little more free!

Joyatee said...

I have a twin-sized quilt that I have been hand-quilting, but have stuffed in a closet for about a year. I should really get back to it. Thanks for such a generous giveaway!

Also, I think the one-yard lengths of the Indian fabric may be really nice for the backing of a lap quilt or make a nice top.

Sandra said...

I was working on several BoM's earlier this year plus had just started quilting my "Atlantis Rising" quilt when was diagnosed with cancer. Once am through my treatments will be finishing off most of these right away.

Have kept up (or almost kept up) with a few of the BoM's but other were packed away.

Barb said...

I just finished binding a quilt that took about 4 years to complete. First, it was a scrappy Christmas pinwheel quilt, but I had no scraps. So I had to collect them. Then I had to cut them. Then sew them. Then piece them. When the quilting part came, the quilt was too big to force through my sewing machine. So I waited patiently until my good husband saw fit to be okay with me getting a long arm. This was first quilt I quilted on it, back in February. Then it sat. But just this weekend I got the binding on and its now complete, just in time for Christmas! Whew - sorry to be so long winded.

Barb said...

Oops - you said you like visuals. Here's a picture in my blog about it http://mountainquiltworks.blogspot.com/2012/03/pieced-now-ready-to-quilt.html

You should also enter my Give-Away. It's a fun week!

StarFond said...

I have too many UFOs and not enough time! Would love to finish the GFG that's all in pieces.

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

I haven't been sewing for that long so nothing is very old, it annoys me when I don't finish projects so I'd rather get some out of the way before starting new ones - although I always have a few on the go and the same time so I can pick what I fancy!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh UFO's are part of my life! But I am looking forward to working on my king size Katie Jump Rope quilt, Have to add the backing and then I can start the quilting! Thanks for the chance at this fun giveaway.

Lori said...

I have tons of UFO's, and I am slowing trying to whittle them down, starting with a string quilt, then on to a new quilt for my bed.

Nikita said...

haha yes.. my daughters dollhouse.. still needs soem window treatments and I wanted to tile the floor..

Mary said...

I sort of use Bonnie's system as well. It works. I have so many UFO's, but one I want to get back to is a basquet quilt I started a while back. Just needs to be put together.

Lil Bean / CraftyHourMom said...

I'm a new quilter, so I haven't got much on the go. I just finished a doll quilt for my daughter for Christmas (first real finish! Here: http://craftyhour.com/?p=240) and have a Wonky Stars quilt in the works (here: http://craftyhour.com/?p=110)

Mary said...

I have too many unfinished works!
But I am finishing one this week!
Actually an order. ! I recently made a deal with myself to finish at least one thing a week. Sounds reasonable? We'll see :)

Shannon said...

Those indian fabrics are gorgeous, and I love your rainbow words. I confess I'm probably the person who would spell out yellow using green fabrics just for giggles.

My UFO list is a mile long, but the big project I'm anxious to get back to is my series of thread painted dog portraits. I started them so long ago, that one of the dogs has died since then and we have two new dogs!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Oh My Gosh, do I have unfinished projects I want to get back to. It's a VERY LONG LIST, so, I'll just name a few things on it. Finish handquilting (about 300 hours left) my MIL's quilt. Quilt 2 kitty quilts as gifts, finish my son's and nieces graduation quilt tops (they graduated last May, Oops!). That is just a start on my UFO's.

Textile Recycler said...

Oh Holy Cow! My house is filled with UFOs. One I particularly want to finish is one using African & batik fabrics. I just need to free motion it together. I will post it when done. Hopefully in 2013 :)

Laura said...

I have several unfinished projects that I need to get back to including a Christmas quilt that won't quite be ready in time for this year!

Kathy H said...

I have a lot of UFO's but am looking forward to getting back to a quilt that I have cut out made out of Laurel Birch fabic.

Lisa said...

Well, I must confess, my "list" of unfinished (and never started) projects is pretty long. I don't dare write it down, so my list is not on paper anywhere but exists only in my mind. However, even without an actual list, the projects still have voices. The one that seems to be hollering at me from the back of my mind most often lately is a memory quilt for my brother and I to share about our dad. It's almost designed. LOL. Thanks for the chance Erin - you do so much and it's fun to hear about your world. Lisa

M. E. Stephens said...

The project I most look forward to working on again would either be the "I-spy" cowboy quilts I'm planning for my nephews, or the queen size quilt I hope to make for our own bedroom. :-) Both are still in the "fabric pile with an idea in mind" stage. ;-)

Shay said...

Your post prompted me to think about my poor Dresden quilt ...it's still waiting to be quilted almost 2 years after I started it...

PippaP said...

the scraps would be great ive got a vomit quilt as a ufo

Lis said...

Unless I have an emergency project I usually finish what I start. I do have a little hand sewing project I keep at work for down times. Thanks for the chance, I'm collecting squares for a postage stamp baby quilt, maybe for one of my future grandchildren.
lisamcgriff (at) hotmail (dot) com

Lia*s Handmades said...

those fabrics would be awesome for some elephant pillows or Asian style pillows :) and the scraps for mug rugs! thanks for the chance to win!

Captain StitchyPants said...

I want to get back to just about everything. Some domestic rescheduling means I don't have a lot of sewing time at the moment, because I don't have a dedicated sewing space. I have the plan and the items I need to set up that dedicated space to leave my machine out, but I'm short on... yes, time!
Thank you for the giveaway - these blog hops are such a fun way to 'meet' other bloggers! I do love scraps and scrappy quilts!

barbara woods said...

i'm new at quilting so only have 2 thanks for the chance

Bossymamma said...

I have a project which is in the very early stages. I have made several 6" square blocks using all sorts of fibres and trimmings. Eventually I want to make a throw using all the blocks.

leigh7911 said...

Oh, how generous!! I have two small quilts that need sandwiching and the like, but those are less than a month old. My main ufos are cross-stitches. :)

Katkat said...

I have a UFO collection! I recently had rotator cuff surgery and am waiting until I can get back to a collage quilt project I started before my surgery.

Irina said...

there is a big quilt I started and I should go back and finish it, it's going to be really nice, but there are so many things I started in between...

Natalie Thomas said...

Eventually, I will get back to making Christmas gifts! I better do it soon since Christmas is only two weeks away.

Churn Dash said...

Someday soon I will get back to a quilt for my son. I started it a quilt retreat and made some mistakes, it will take some planning to find what I need to make. I hope to get to it in the new year - he graduates from high school next summer and I would love for him to have it to go with him on the next stage of his life.
Helen

jmniffer said...

I don't do well with UFO's; they make me antsy. I do have one that needs mitered borders which are beyond my skill set. I think I will just put them on regular so I can finish it up! Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

Kaynik said...

I want to get back to a New York Beauty quilt I started last year.

Kay
ktreve(at) hotmail (dot) com

Just Quilt It said...

I need to get back to my daughter's wedding quilt. Someday she may actually get married, and it is a difficult pattern! Plus, I am a hand quilter also, and this is going to take awhile! Thanks for the chance to win!

barb said...

I dont have fabric but i really do love to quilt and donate them. Thank you for a great giveaway babscorbitt@gmail.com

hueisei said...

I have many UFOs on hand. I think it's time to get back to the Grandmother Flower Quilt I started 2 years back

Connie said...

What a great giveaway! I have lots of UFO's and one is a Irish Chain with lots of open space for some feather quilting....as soon as I get good enough at that!

Ella said...

I have a ton of UFOs. I need to get to a quilt I made for my mom.

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Seguidora nova GFC 221.Tenho sempre dois ou três para ir e escolher de acordo com o clima.Mas hexágonos todas as noites e vai juntando e sobrando,quando vejo que já dá alguma peça pego firme.Obrigada.Abraços do brasil


tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

Betteem said...

For me it's so tempting to start a new project with very little thought of the UFO's! I'm going to be a little more grown up about it and finish this week a pink cat quilt that I started several years ago.

Vicki H said...

I finished a couple of ufo's this year, but have several more to go. I keep thinking my machine quilting skills need to improve so I won't ruin the quilts.

Janarama said...

I just recently starting sewing/quilting again. So at this moment I don't have any UFO's. I've finished everything I started.

Pat V. said...

Oh my, I have so many projects I want to finish, you don't want to know how many UFO's are around my house! I'm really looking forward to finishing my valentine table runner in time for February.

Sallie said...

A HST lap quilt. Thanks for the great giveaway! Merry Christmas!

Needled Mom said...

I really want to tackle a Dear Jane quilt.

Are you doing Bonnie Hunter's Easy Street?

Debbie said...

My biggest UFO is my sisters quilt. I really need to make the choice of pulling out all the hand stitching I've done and send it to a long arm or try and tell her it'll be another year or so before she gets it.

Thanks for the giveaway.

supersara20 said...

I am looking forward to making my swoon quilt again.

Mrs.Pickles said...

Thank you for the chance to win. i have a few bee quilts that need to become quilts

Pink Scissors Design said...

Oh my, I have my UFOs. I would love to finish my wedding quilt (will celebrate 6 years in 2013 - time to finish it!).

Love the fabric from India. I would use it to make a skirt.

Deborah
pinkscissorsdesign @gmail .com

Reb Thack said...

Most pressing for me are my two quilts from this year... One I can actually finish... I think :-)

Those Indian print fabrics would make awesome pillows!

Leo said...

I joined an UFO-Club, we reward each other if we finish projects in a given time frame. So the reward bit is what keeps me goign sometimes...

Faith said...

When I have completed my christmas cards and christmas socks that im knitting for my partner, I have a large quilt waiting to be hand quilted at the side on my sofa along with my four hounds just watching me....thankyou so so much for doing this yummy give awayx

conny's quilts said...

What a gorgeous give away you have, love those sunny colors! Love to work with scraps. I think the India fabric may be used fdor a border? Ufo's ...mmm sometimes I think I collect them. I love to piece and patch but a quilt have to wait quit a while before I get it quilted.....Have fun with your give away and thanks to organize the fun for us!

Sowing Stitches said...

UFOs are what keep me creating...if I only work constantly on one project interest fades quickly!

sowingstitches [at] gmail [dot] com

Barbara @ Nähtante Quilts said...

Other people's scraps are always much more fascinating than one's own.
I'd love to have your scraps!

I have one real UFO which is wrapped and stored away. And I have two quilts in progress, one actual project and one leader-and-ender (I use Bonnie Hunter's Scrap User's System, too!) and a hexagon handsewing project which will eventually turn out a Grandmother's Flowergarden. I think I'd cut a lot of hexies from your Indian fabric!

Beth said...

I have three separate sets of blocks all finished, waiting to be sashed and quilted. I would love to get at least one done!

Emily C said...

I have a cross stitched bird cage covered in vines that I would love to get back too.i keep finding other things to work on that are smaller and more important. for example: christmas presents.

Mom C said...

Two long time UFOs that I really want to finish. Both use scraps from my mother and my childhood. They are ready to baste and quilt but they are so big I need to long arm them. This year for sure! Thanks.

Mary Beth said...

So many unfinished projects...first choice would be a lap quilt using batiks.

Melissa Loves Color said...

I have twirl skirts all cut and hemmed and ready to be gathered and finished. I would love to get those done and out of the studio! :)

Tiffany said...

I'm terrible at keeping up with my projects! I am a great starter, and a mediocre finisher. I want to finish a mini I started for myself. It is all basted, just waiting for inspiration to quilt it!

Vickie said...

I am finishing up Christmas quilts, 3 down, 1 to go! Then I'm going to get back to my star quilt. I like what your giving away! Thanks

sherry said...

want to get back to my lizard quilt

rutigt said...

Just like you I handquilt, so I have lots of UFO:s. I have this samplerquilt to finish and then I´ll start quilting my purple and pink quilt, which I finished last spring! Just can´t wait to start quilting it :)
Gun, Sweden
gun@lapp.se

Claire said...

I love scraps. Here is a UFO waiting to be quilted. http://knitnkwilt.wordpress.com/2012/07/24/fading-charms-top-finished/

made from fabric samples from Keepsake and older ($3.60/yd).

Linda said...

HI! YES I HAVE SOME UFO'S TOO-TRY TO LIMIT THAT,BUT YOU KNOW?? THANKS FOR SHARING! MERRY CHRISTMAS♥

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

Susan said...

Oh my goodness...I WANT to win your give-away. I am currently making my sister a scrappy quilt (double Irish chain). I want every square of fabric to be different. Some of my quilting friends have shared some of their scraps with me and I would love to include yours! (already cut to right size) I will keep my fingers crossed! Happy holidays!

Anne-Marie B. said...

I have 3 quilts ready for FMQ. I just need to find enough courage and confidence to start. The first one will be my Groovy quilt which I can't wait to have on my bed! Thanks for this great giveaway!

Catskill Quilter said...

I have a number of UFOs --2 full shelves of them! Every once in awhile, in between new projects, I pick something from the shelf and finish it. Sometimes leaving a project and picking it up later takes you in a different (and often better!) direction...

Susan R. said...

I have a "hugs & kisses" quilt that is 1/2 finished sitting on my design wall and givinb me evil stares each time I walk in that room. Maybe after the holidays are over, I will be able to sew again,

Martha said...

Lovely giveaway. Thanks for the chance. I just started quilting less than a year ago. I don't have any UFO's... so far.

Vivian said...

I would love to finish my moms quilt but the dimensions are wrong and I got frustrated. I will get back to it though. Thanks. Vivian

Angie said...

Whenever I have a bit too small for a scrap, I pre-cut 3 inch squares so now I have a big box of squares ready for something...someday. ;)

NM_Creatrix said...

Just finished my monster quilt (super king sized) so I can breathe a sigh of relief!

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

I have 80 UFOs and am going to finishing as many of them as I can in 2013. And blogging all the way! Thanks for a great giveaway.

Sandra said...

I don't have a huge amount of UFO's, but there is about really 5 that really need to be finished. Just needs the binding and they are done. You can really make a nice quilt for yourself with all of those 2.5" assorted squares. You could make awesome runners or placements with the fabric from India. Thank you for the chance to win. This is really an awesome giveway. Happy Holidays.

Sandi T.
sandit1@sbcglobal.net
Sonora,CA

daylily45 said...

I have a ton of UFO's but right now I really would like to finish the Modern Mystery Quilt I participated in this year.

Mother of four said...

The UFO I have that is really in need of being picked up and added too...
I entered a mystery quilt with a lady called Heather, the quilt is called Jack of Hearts after the little boy who's in need of money to help treat a heart condition... I have put most of it together but I need some more inpsiration to create more blocks so that I can make it big enough for our super king bed.

Janey@bagsocharm.co.uk

Sis-O said...

I am going to guess I have 15 UFO's. Those little squares are calling out to me. you could make a beautiful infinty scarf with the India fabric. Thank you.

Coffee Break Whatever said...

Right now I only have one UFO...a top that needs batting and a back. I stopped as I had to start christmas quilts I made for my grand kids. Usually, I finish what I start, but with the hot weather in the summer, I can't work in my sewing room during the day.. early AM or PM...so I structure my day to be in the sewing room in the AM's nad then in thekitchen cutting etc other wise...so I usually have UFO's in the cutting stage, more so than any other way! But I am happy to say they all eventually get done!
Thanks for the chance!
Cheri
quiltingnanny(at)yahoo(dot)com

Anne said...

I'm trying to get to a couple of quilt projects that I started before my renovation, and so at least I have a good reason for not finishing them! Also I will be mailing off my Hurricane Sandy squares later this week. Thanks for the chance to win all the lovely fabric.

Lisa Cox said...

I tend to only have 1 project at a time started. I'm kind of OCD about UFO's. Though, right now, I do have 2 started and not finished. I is a pair of pillow shams for my sister that match a sampler quilt I gave her earlier this year. They are pieced, I just need to quilt, and then sew on the back.
The other is a lap quilt for Me using the Pure by Sweetwater line. I have the center pieced, but can't decide what borders to add. So it sits and yells at me until I can find the perfect fabric.

Mommarock said...

three. The one I am working on right now. The one I started and decided I wasn't really ready to do skillwise, and the one I was doing right after doing one just like It and I put it on the back burner because I was tired of doing the same thing over again.

Kimi said...

Oh boy, I have so many UFO's! I'm happy to say that I recently finished a UFO that I've had since I started quilting! I had picked up a panel at Joann's for a baby quilt, thinking that adding large running stitches would be easy, but ended up taking me FOREVER!

I've also got a full-size quilt using a Happy Zombie pattern and Violet Craft Peacock lane fabric nearly finished, I just need to add the binding.

quiltmom said...

I have a few UFO - I am guessing about 10 altogether- even that is too many for me but I like to finish things. 3 of them are quilts that I started in August and 3 more are recent projects. The other are four quilts waiting to be quilted- perhaps over the Christmas break. Thanks for the chance to win your lovely scraps and beautiful Indian fabrics. They would make a nice table runner or placemats with some other fabrics added to them.
Regards from Western Canada,
Anna

Patty said...

I have so many UFOs that I don't know how many there are any more. I am making it my 2013 resolution to get them finished! I have some in all stages....2 need borders, 1 just needs the blocks sewn together, 1 needs to go to the quilter, and bunches of them are in bags calling my name. Thanks for a great giveaway.

Megan said...

I have been working on an I-Spy quilt for my daughter for longer than I'd like to say....I wish I had a week of nothing to do but sew! Thanks for this wonderful giveaway! I love the little squares!

Skooks said...

I am several quilts deep in UFOs. :P I really need to get them done so I can just move on!

JaneB said...

I love your beautiful long list of heros. Also your color words. I need to learn to do the quilting as fast as the piecing then I'd have this UFO thing handled.

Rachelle said...

I have one UFO, it's a king sized quilt for our bed that's using small blocks. It's a little intimidating

Martina said...

Oh I really would love to have time to quilt my handsewn UFOquilt.
http://sunshinequilting.blogspot.ch/2012/07/ferienzeit-holiday-time.html
If you wantt to have a look. Thanks for the give away! I love to make scrappy quilts and this would just be great!

Mhairi said...

I think that fabric would look wonderful as a set of cushions on any couch - the colours are amazing. Or you could use them to make a fabric necklace.

Eileen said...

I'm a scrapper too! I will be back to sit and look around! I'm a new follower! UFO - I've got a few of those. I need to finish up a large tree - there is a deadline for that - so the others can wait, can't they?

Jolanda said...

New year I plan to finish my Civil War quilt, get ready my sewing room and do some little wall hangings.
After a Dear Jane I need small projects to finish fast.

Bonnie58 said...

I do have a couple of UFO's, but i try to keep them to a minimum. Thanks for the opportunity on this wonderful draw and have a very Merry Christmas.
bonnielarson58(at)gmail(dot)com.

Betteem said...

My ufo gift quilt is finally being finished this week. Thanks for the beautiful fabric. Thanks for organizing the disappearing 4 patch project.

Aimee said...

Only 10 UFO's right now, with mot of them only requiring a few hours work or less to finish. I'm really really good at starting things, not so good at finishing ;)I would very much like to get back to a paper-pieced quilt I'm working on; that one has a LOT of work yet to be done.

Vbobro said...

UFOs galore! Including: a yoga mat bag; a tote bag as a gift; a virtually finished quilt that just needs a little bit of hand-quilting detail; a bunch of batik yo-yos that don't know what they're going to become...etc..

Carla G said...

I have 1 quilt top, 1 pieced pillow and 1 shirt for my son - those are my only ufo's right now. The clothing for my kids has to be finished in a timely fashion or they will outgrow it before it is done... And I'm just learning to quilt, so maybe that's why I don't have many ufo's yet... Thanks for a chance to win! :)

Tammy said...

I have several UFO's. I want to desperately try to work a lot harder at my upcycled denim hexagon quilted project I have started. I know I seriously will have like no time to do much of anyhting until the holidays are over with.
conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

Alison said...

My oldest UFO is the first quilt that I started because I still haven't finished the hand quilting.

Lisa in Port Hope said...

The oldest ufo i have is a pair of pants for my sister that only needs a waistband.

Maria Kievit said...

Have a ton of quilted ufo's but also quite a few sewing ufo's. I would like to get back to quilting in the very near future to start finishing off all the wallhangings I made a couple of years ago. Thanks for a wonderful giveaway.

Nancy Sue said...

What a generous giveaway :) I'm most looking forward to my husband's quilt made from his old wool pants from college. It's going to be for his birthday in January. I wonder if he will even realize it's his pants!

Theresa said...

This is the giveaway I most want to win - I have a total obsession with 2.5in scraps and have 3 scrappy projects that need more variety right now! I like to think that my "regular" projects in between are just excuses to generate more scraps for my scrappy projects -that's what I love to get back to.

Kathy said...

I love a good challenge. And fabric is a great motivator

david green said...

About time I got creative, so having your scrappy squares and exotic India fabric will make me think out side the square. Love colour and rich materials and designs, so I can feel my fingers getting itchy as I type. UFO's I have several quilts at various stages waiting for me to get to them. Thank you. Narelle Green. narelle_america@hotmail.com

Debora K said...

I have dozens of pieces cut out for lovely machine-embroidered page corner bookmarks. Hoping to get through the stack in 2013. audiodropzone(at)gmail(dot)com

Joyce Carter said...

Thank you so much for a great giveaway. I am currently working on a scrappy quilt with 2.5 squares so these would fit right in. Do I have UFO's? Definitely! Too many to count. But the one I want to get back to is a scrappy baby quilt that I made using scraps from some that my friend gave me. She passed away recently and I want to quilt it so that I can donate it to our hospital in her name.

JanesQuilting said...

Oh, I got the perfect project for those cuts. I hope I am lucky enough to win.

Jane S. said...

I've got so many things that I keep meaning to get back to! The one that's been sitting around the longest is a cross-stitch Christmas pillow that I was working on when my father-in-law was still alive...that must mean it's (gulp) 28 years unfinished?? Can that be right?? All that needs doing is a bit of the outline work, and then it needs to be made into a pillow. Naw, it can wait a while longer. ;)

Sara ypunto said...

I have a lot of UFOs. Too many. And I have only been sewing for a couple of years!
saruqa at gmail dot com

Dresden Quilter said...

I have a couple of Valentine's Day UFO's that I would love to have done by then. Thanks for the great giveaway.

Lyndsey said...

I have a Dresden Plate wall hanging quilt that I should have finished and a cross stitch sampler to celebrate the millenium (that will be finished very soon.)

Sheila said...

Yes, I have loads of UFOs, but after they've simmered long enough in storage, I yank em out and finish a few! ........thanks for the chance to win!

Jodi - usairdoll said...

What beautiful fabric and I love scraps! I have some of mine cut up like that as well. I'm saving fabric for a postage stamp quilt. I have several UFOs and this next year my girlfriend and I are committed to working on our UFOs. I have some embroidery blocks of snowmen that I need to finish and sew into a quilt. That's just one of many, hehe.

Thank you for a great giveaway and a chance to win.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

nicolesender said...

I have too numerous to count UFO's! I did finish a few this past year.
nicolesender(at)yahoo(dit)cin

Fiesta said...

I have a Christmas quilt I really want to have hanging by next December. Thank you for the chance. I too am having a giveaway.

Sue said...

Believe it or not, I want to start a Holiday Lane pillow. I figure if I start it in January, I might actually get it done for next Christmas!

MC said...

That fabric is lovely, I could definitely find a project for them, thanks for the chance!

Sew Simple Life said...

I love those color blocks.

29820a10-3a35-11e2-8d1d-000bcdcb471e said...

What a nice giveaway your offering. Don't we all have toooo many things waiting to get made or finished.. all those ideas just swirling around . So enjoyed your blog will have to subscribe.. Some Santa wall hangings are waiting for me to finish them - plus lots of other quilt blocks waiting to become quilts...
Thanks for the chance to win - love the fabrics...can never go wrong with squares - so many good options..
MaryLou
Fun4Me1249@aol.com

Cassandra said...

Lovely fabric! I have no idea what to do with that Indian fabric either but it would be fun to figure something out! :)

Merry Christmas!

AlessandraLace said...

thank you for this great chance. hugs Alessandra

Teresa F. said...

I love piecing but Quilting in a domestic sewing machine is hard so I have a couple of quilt tops waiting in my cupboard.
Thank you for the lovely giveaway.

Nanbon44 said...

In January I need to get back to the grand kids quilts.. there are 5 ready for quilting..

Love the color words and it would be great to make a quilt with a object with that color... like green frog, yellow banana, pink flowers, red wagon, blue bird.. etc, I think you just inspired me to make a childs quilt..

Tanya said...

I have a quilt that I need to start back to. Thanks for chance to win.

Jennifer Gail said...

Oh yeah sewing all my yo yos togeher for a tablecloth. thanks

vicki said...

I am a follower via email and GFC. vickise@gmail.com

TheStylishHome said...

I have a lovely 2 color quilt I'm dying to get back to (cranberry toile/white, cranberry with white polka dots & mottled cranberry). It's for me... may have to make that a priority for 2013!

LOVE the funky fabrics. WOuld love to play with those!

joyce said...

Have a flannel quilt that I started two years ago that I plan on getting to soon. maybe Christmas break. I teach at a new school so I am very busy.

Betty B said...

I have one quilt that I started last March while waiting for some backing fabric to be delivered. I managed to complete the piecing last month (again while waiting for backing). I think I'll be able to finish it after Christmas. Thanks for the giveaway.

Abby said...

I have a list in a book (still waiting for a fabric cover that's currently a UFO) it's about 2 pages long. Those squares would make my Hexie quilt get closer though...

Deb said...

Put me on the boat with the quilters who have the most UFO's!!! LOL! i hope to get started back on my postage stamp quilt in January! debgiro at wildblue dot net

cyndiofthevortex said...

I have an African Coins quilt I'd like to work on and finish. I'm a new follower.

Richard Healey said...

I love 2 1/2 inch blocks have made many quilts with them thanks for giveaway.

Margaret said...

I like to piece several quilts and then take them to the longarm quilting machine and quilt

Janice said...

I have around 100 scrappy blocks just waiting to be connected... I would love to add some of your stash to mine!

Dolores Fegan said...

A quilt for my daughter that I started ten years ago, a wall hanging for a friend, and various other projects...Would love to add more fabric scraps to my collection!

Carol said...

I have way too many UFOs, but one that comes to mind is an Avalon quilt (pattern was in International Quilt Scene Mag). I started it and really like it, but it keeps getting pushed back.

selleck said...

I was so far behind on UFO's I promised myself for every quilt I started I had to finish two. The pile is slightly smaller now. Thanks for the giveaway.

Jeneta said...

I have quite a few quilt tops that need quilting and binding, but I'm really keen to start a paper pieced nativity quilt for NEXT year!

Carmen Nuland said...

I have UFOs in just about every craft I work on ... but in the same way, I don't understand people that only work on one project until it's finished. I need variety :). Thanks for the chance to win!

Katina said...

I have too many UFOs! But if I had to pick one it would be the mini quilt I started for one of my little brothers! It's pieced and just needs to be quilted...

Louise said...

I really need to finish a Sister's Choice scrappy quilt that I am making from my Mom's stash (that I inherited). I'm actually making two such quilts...one for my sister and one for me! Thanks for the opportunity. I love other people's scraps!