A dirty little word

Today's post is about a dirty little word (or, more accurately, acronym): UFOs. None of us like to talk about them, but we all have at least a few in our closet. I have more than I would like to admit in the interwebs for anyone to see, but below is a picture of some of them.

UFOs in the closet

There's a great group on flickr, though, that is helping me plug away at all those projects, CTP: Project UFO.

The group was created by Angela of Cut to Pieces, and we set goals for ourselves each month. Some of us are more active during some months than others, as life ebbs and flows, but we have a really nice little group.

It's a lot of fun to see a project evolve from something a particular quilter didn't care for to something she loves, like the one below that Angela posted.

Attacking a UFO from an old bee.Attacking a UFO from an old bee.

Red sampler star quilt - projectUFO

Or see a friend change her mind on quilting design to absolutely beautiful effect, like Melinda.

fan quiltingdiagonal quilting

Sparkling Pond

But most of all, I find it very encouraging to see people working hard on their UFOs. It inspires me to do the same.

One more down, four to go! Also this was my first time quilting on my home machine with Aurifil and all I can say is, "Oh, myyyyyyyyyy!"The back is just as pretty as the front! (The to go...)

Last block. This quilt is going DOWN!

And that feeling at the end of a project? It's priceless!

Mondrian Dream


  1. I see a couple of ribbons on your UFO! Congrats! What categories are they for?

    1. Third place for large machine pieced, machine quilted by entrant, and judge's choice for best modern style quilt.


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