Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Old List, New List

I really enjoyed the '17 in 2017' challenge this year! Thank you, Kyle, for sharing your list with me :) It was just what I needed to get moving on some of my projects. I had 17 UFOs that needed attention and the result was that I either worked on or finished eight of them. Not bad! Most needed to be quilted.

#1. Morris Hexathon was one of Barbara Brackman's quilt-alongs in 2016. It took me 3 months to hand quilt.   

#2. Way West was Barbara B's Westering Women block of the month series also in 2016. This quilt was her design and I chose to have it long-arm quilted by Barbie.

#3. Broken Dishes was Barb V's 2016 block swap. I love knowing that 40 quilters made these blocks. I had fun designing this quilt and was determined to finish it so I would be ready for Barb's next swap which is coming soon! It was long-arm quilted by Barbie.

#4. My Best Applique was certainly my oldest UFO (1994) to be completed this year and it was hand quilted. I don't know if I would have ever given it a second thought if it wasn't for THE LIST :)

 #5. All That Madders was made in 2016 and it took me one year to decide to quilt it--by hand.  

#6.  Independence! (Flags of the American Revolution) was a SAL with Lori at Humble Quilts. My goal was to try my hand at big stitch quilting. I must say it sped up the process and I finished this large quilt in no time at all :)

 #7. Springtime was a reject hexie from the Morris Hexathon quilt. Still practicing machine quilting!

#8. Philadelphia Pavement was another 'oldie'. These blocks had been hanging on a rack in my sewing room for years. It feels really good to have the top done. 

So all-in-all my 2017 list was nearly cut in half but I already have a total of 16 UFOs to work on in 2018.

Oh, and in case you were wondering (lol!), I worked on and completed new projects during the year, too . . . that's just the way it is :)

Patch Basket is now #1 on the list for 2018. This morning I pulled some fabric for the backing but haven't yet decided whether I want to hand quilt it or not. 

Happy quilting!

Copyright 2018, Barbara Schaffer


  1. Wow! great work on finishing the UFO's!! They are all lovely as usual! Your "old" applique 4 block is really pretty!! Happy New year- looking forward to quilting in 2018.

  2. Wow! I have watched you work on all of these over the course of the year, but it really looks impressive when they are all lined up in one post. Good for you! I particularly love "All that Madders" and "Philadelphia Pavement", but they are all gems!

  3. Great finishes on these beauties! The Philadelphia Pavement looks authentically vintage..I love it!

  4. Wow you had such a productive year! so many wonderful finishes and hand quilting too!
    I am always inspired by your projects - thanks for sharing your work with us!
    Happy New Year!

  5. Your work is always so inspirational. Each quilt is stunning. I found the "list" beneficial too and also added in some things new as well. Your Best Applique is one of favorites! Gorgeous. Glad it got on the list.

  6. You had some good finishes. Hard to pick my favorite. I do like the setting for the Westering Women. The four block applique quilt is wonderful! Well done.

  7. A very impressive wrap up of accomplishments in 2017! I remember thinking how effective your border fabric is in All That Matters. Love Your Best Applique.