2010 UFO – How’d I do?

On January 2, 2010, I posted UFO Round Up with photos and descriptions of UFOs I hoped to complete in 2010, or at least make some progress on in 2010.

Here’s how I did! Current status of each project is in red.

To Be Quilted:

Friendship Quilt by Jen's Grannie & friends
January 2, 2010 – Grannie’s Autograph Quilt – This was my Grannie’s and was previously a tied quilt. I’d like to hand quilt it, but I’ve been reluctant to start until I finish my Electric Amish project (see below).

January 5, 2011 –  This top has borders and is in the process of being quilted.

Lost & Found Flour Sack Quilt
January 2, 2010 – Lost and Found Flour Sack Quilt – A quilt top my mom found when she inherited my Grannie’s house. It was originally much longer with holes in several of the squares. I removed a few rows across the bottom (which is not how it was pieced, so it was a pain!) and the damaged fabrics, then replaced those with some of that fabric salvaged from the bottom. The border is muslin, which is also what I’d like to put on the back.
Grannie's Trunk Quilt
January 5, 2011 – Renamed Grannie’s Trunk Quilt. This top was quilted by my friend Linda and then returned to my mom. Read all about it here.

in progress quilts for Linus
January 2, 2010 – Yellow/Green Linus X-Quilts (from fabric donated by Laci L) – made from the Layer ‘Em Up book by Sharyn Craig. Easy peasy tops made from just 2 yards of fabric, both are baby-size. To finish by the next Linus meeting, January 16, 2009.

2 of 2, made from fabric given to me by Laci Donated January 2010

January 5, 2011 – Both quilts were finished and donated to The Linus Connection in January and February of 2010.

Electric Amish by Jen

January 2, 2010 – Electric Amish (hand quilting project, about 1/3 complete) – modified Storm at Sea pattern. This is the first large quilt top I completed that I intended to keep for myself. I’ve been quilting on it for at least five years.  To say that hand quilting is not my strong point is an understatement!

Electric Amish

January 5, 2011 – Done, done, done and VERY happy about it! Blogged about here and vlogged here.

Tops to Finish:

Bear Paws in progress
January 2, 2010 – Brown Bear (blocks are done, need more borders and to be pieced) – from a pass around with my bee. We made the bear paws for each other.  I’ve pieced the units, which still need borders.

January 5, 2011 – Sadly, no progress at all on these. They look exactly like they did a year ago.

HP block swaps all together

January 2, 2010 – HP swap received (blocks are done, need layout, piecing) – from various online quilt block swaps 2007-2008.  Not all of these will go in the finished quilt because a few were the wrong size.  I’ll save those for something else.

January 5, 2011 – No progress here, either, though I have thought about these blocks a lot over the last year. I’ve come to the conclusion that I need to split them into two groups and make two different quilts. Now, I just have to decide how to do it!

Christmas Cottage Swap, blocks rec'd Christmas Cottage Swap, blocks rec'd Christmas Cottage Swap, blocks rec'd Christmas Cottage Swap, blocks rec'd Christmas Cottage Swap, blocks rec'd

January 2, 2010 – Christmas Cottage swap received (blocks are done, need layout, piecing) – blocks received from the 2009 All About Paper Piecing Christmas Cottage Swap. I’m not in a huge hurry for these since I just got them all, but they’re officially a UFO, so they’re on the list.

Christmas Cottage swap blocks with whimsical Christmas trees
January 5, 2011 – I pieced the top, added the trees and the first border at my bee’s annual retreat in March last year (photo taken there on our portable design wall). I plan to do piano keys out of my stash of sparkly Christmas fabric for the last border. The original idea was to be done by this Christmas that just passed, but that didn’t happen!

Layer Em Up for Linus
January 2, 2010 – Layer ‘Em Up 2 for Linus (blocks are pieced, need to be squared and top pieced) – To finish by the next Linus meeting, January 16, 2009.

Layer 'Em Up made at Linus Work Day

January 5, 2011 – Top finished in January and then quilted by my friend Marge and donated to Linus in February 2010. I love the way this quilt turned out. As a bonus, I got to meet Sharyn Craig in October and tell her how much her patterns have meant to our organization!

New York Beauty Block

January 2, 2010 – Batik Beauty (finish blocks) – this will likely be my quilt retreat project for March. I’d like to have this top done by April in order to show the NYB class I’m teaching at Honey Bee.

January 5, 2011 – I have a whole stack of these blocks done, which I did take to my class, but the top has not yet been pieced. The class was fun to teach,  mainly because I had awesome students, but New York Beauty blocks are not my favorites and I doubt I’ll teach them again any time soon. For now, this project is staying in the bag.

January 2, 2010 – Pillowcases to donate to Honey Bee for the 1 Million Pillowcases Challenge.

Pillow made with the "hot dog" method...so cool! 10 Pillowcases

January 5, 2011 – Not only did I make a stack of pillowcases to donate (over 10 total!), I wrote a tutorial to share with Honey Bee, which was posted both here and on the Honey Bee website. The Hot Dog Pillowcase Tutorial was my most viewed post on the Sewhooked Blog in 2010!

January 2, 2010 – New Bag with pockets for BB & camera

Monk's Bag 2.0 Tutorial

January 5, 2011 – Done in form of Monk’s Bag 2.0, completed February 2010. I’ve been carrying this bag ever since and am constantly having people ask where I got it. This was another popular tutorial from last year.


Black & Red Swap - Received
January 2, 2010 – Twilight Crafts Black & Red Swap Received (layout and finish) – knit and crochet squares.  I might make a few more, or I might just border these and make them into a lapghan.

January 5, 2011 – In progress as my “carpool crochet” project. I’m making simple white squares to set between each of the red & black ones. I will likely donate it to Linus when I’m done, though I hate to say goodbye to these blocks!

In Progress - jeweled "Turn Around Granny"

January 2, 2010 – Turn Around Granny Square ‘ghan (more rounds? and finish) – Oh geez, these have been sitting for at least a year. I’m uninspired as to what I need to do next. More rounds? Just put them together? No idea!

Jewelled Granny Ghan

January 5, 2011 – Completed and renamed Jewelled Granny Ghan. Gifted to my in-laws for Christmas 2010 because they are awesome.

That’s it for the 2010 UFO Round-up update. Would you like to see a 2011 version? Let me know and I’ll get to work on what needs to be done this year!



6 thoughts on “2010 UFO – How’d I do?

  1. auntypsycho

    WOW!! Ya got a lot of ya UFO’s sorted … I still haven’t done anything with my black and red squares yet either . That’s my next UFO project but as it’s something for me I always put it to the back burner while doing something for others!

    I’d love to see a list of the UFOs for this year .

    I’m nearly done on the TTMT UFO challenge … just have to put the 6″squares around the others and then put another border around it and I’m done . it’s been a UFO since I started crocheting 2 years ago . I’m almost sad to finish it off!!

    1. ofenjen Post author

      It finished more of the UFOs than I thought, and flat out forgot about a couple of the others. Oh well, right?

      I will definitely do a 2011 list. I think it’ll help me focus on what I want to get done!!

      Can’t wait to see your UFO Challenge, from what you’ve told me, it sounds absolutely fabulous!

  2. Terri

    You do it all! Love the HP quilt. I’ve got one started, but I keep using the blocks for cards, pot holders, etc. I just love those patterns.
    Come over to my blog and see my boobs.

    1. ofenjen Post author

      Thanks Terri, and Ha! Curiosity got the better of me, and I did go see your boobs.

      I’ve done the same thing with the HP blocks. They’re so good for small gifts, bags and such, that some of the blocks I’ve made over and over, just for that reason.


  3. cat

    love your list of UFOs. i really need to do a list for the beginning of the year to see how many i get done!

    1. ofenjen Post author

      I have plans to do a 2011 list this week. What I really want to do is a huge post of everything I finished last year, but it might take me a week to put together!


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