QQQ – Here I Am!


OK, if there was really a crown for most UFO’s, I be in serious contention for Queen!  I’ve been making quilts for about 35 years now and, while I’ve finished a bunch…there are a lot of UFO’s in my area.  My biggest UFO, however, is about 450 square feet and it’s not exactly a quilt.  It’s a quilting room!  When I bought my house, I loved the third floor bonus room space.  I claimed one end of it for my quilting area and the other two ends hosted a seating/play area for the kids and some workout gear.  When my older daughter was in school, the seating area hosted post-football-game viewings of “The Princess Bride”, “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” and Disney movies.  My younger daughter is busier with friends outside the house and I finally decided to do a  “non-hostile” takeover of the rest of the space.  I went from being smushed into this


To creating a “sewing machine and pressing station” here


Much more breathing space!  Now, there’s a ton of sorting and pitching to do and, just for fun, I pulled some random UFO’s out to see the light of day.  I was kind of thinking of doing a poll to see which one readers thought I should finish first (not counting one in progress for my daughter that is on  the top of the heap.)

First up, here’s an oldie but a goody from a Sister’s Quilt Show Mystery Quilt Class with Lawry Thorn.

A red paper-pieced block of the month from Carol Doak


A start on the first Aiming for Accuracy Quilt Along with Michelle Foster, a triangle-along that I didn’t like the colors and I keep meaning to sew it up as a back, a hot rod quilt and a mini that was a Carol Doak challenge.

Now, just so you know, these are just the tip of the UFO iceberg.  I started making a list of them once and when I got close to 70, I realized that if I didn’t stop I’d scare myself off entirely!    Why do I have so many UFO’s?  I put it down mostly to my perfectionism…I’m always a little worried that something won’t come out as well as I hoped and so things languish.  With 55 in my sights this summer, I beginning to seriously think about starting less and finishing more…well, except for the four blog hops I’m signed up for…LOL.  (You didn’t think I really meant it, did you?)

Now, I did finish (well, OK, the binding isn’t done yet) a huge UFO for the heart blog hop.  This one was just the center and was over 20 years old.  I can’t tell you how exciting it was to finish it.  I designed this for a class I taught and hope that I’ll find the instructions when I sort out the bookcases.  If so, I’ll post them or do a quilt along if there is an interest.


So, with nearly triple digits in UFO’s, I think I must be close to the crown, don’t you?  Don’t worry, though, my UFO’s and I like hanging out together and they don’t mind if I add to the stacks. I am, however, hoping to show you a completely different looking sewing room by next year’s hop.  With the craziness of my current schedule, I want a calm and relaxing sewing space.

Now, we have to thank some people and the wonderful Marian at Seams to Be Sew for making all this happen.  She’s also rounded up awesome prizes from The Fat Quarter Shop, Aurifil, Timeless Treasures, Studio 180, Quilter’s Dream and more!

Fat Quartershop

To Enter to win the Fat Quarter Shop’s amazing  $150 gift certificate giveaway click here to go to the rafflecopter giveaway.  (My click here is weird right now, you have to click on the word and then the blue link that appears below it.)

TT Bundle-01

And, for today only, this beautiful bundle from Timeless Treasures is available.  Click here to go to the rafflecopter.  Now the Fat Quarter Shop giveaway is over several days and the Timeless Treasure bundle is just one day so enter right away!

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to hop over to Seams to Be Sew and see all the details on the upcoming hops and more fun stuff coming up!

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Monday, March 19, 2018

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Words & Stitches | Sew Many Yarns | Quiltin’ Grandma’s Blog |
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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Kathy’s Kwilts and More | Seacoast Quilter |
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41 responses to “QQQ – Here I Am!

  1. Simply amazing quilting space!! Love it! Love your heart quilt.

  2. I just LOVE you new quilting space as well as your heart log cabin quilt. Absolutely beautiful. Thank you for your post and sharing your UFO story.

  3. What a great quilting space, when you were talking about that on the phone I was thinking it might be like an attic, but that has a wonderful window in it. I can see why you’d put your pressing table there. Love that quilt you finished, I’d definitely like to have the instructions for it, the heart looks like a log cabin…. 🙂 As always, I’m so happy you participated in this hop Beth… Many Hugs!!!

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  5. I think you might just get the crown! Great idea to tackle your sewing space though; it’s hard to be productive if you’re not happy with the environment. Your heart quilt is amazing!

  6. Quilting Tangent

    Time to shrink the UFOs. Pick one and knock it off.

  7. I love your quilting space and wish you all the best with finishing some UFOs

  8. Your UFO finish is really pretty. I also like the cleared out space that you have created. It is much easier to get motivated when there is room to do so.

  9. Love your space, love the heart quilt and taking over the space now the girls are grown. And the next one you finish should be the red paper-pieced block of the month from Carol Doak, love the looks of that one

  10. Rosalind Gutierrez

    Your heart quilt is awesome and you have a great sewing room to work in to create more and more goodies.

  11. Mary Ann Maciel

    That’ll be a great space when you are done with it and I bet you’ll be inspired to finish many more UFOs. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Oh my gosh…I love your sewing space. There are days I wish for a two story house. Gorgeous space for gorgeous finishes! Great job!!!!

  13. I love reading all that you have here! Love the red and white quilt, please finish it!

  14. Good Job getting your space so Organized. I had to do some UFO Shuffling to clean up a bit also. Triple Digit UFO list, I’m in the Running as well. Who will give us the Crown?? I’m happy to be a Princess.

  15. I think you must win for UFO’s. I have a lot, but not as many as you…sew many quilts, sew little time!!

  16. Great sewing space! Just the right atmosphere to finish some UFOs!!

  17. I love your quilting/sewing room. That must have been fun to organize. Your quilt is beautiful as well.

  18. What a beautiful quilt! You should be very happy and proud it’s done. Your new sewing area sounds amazing! Great job! Thanks for sharing!

  19. LOL. Uhm. My room is looking like that too. I started a bit of cleaning and then got shinied into sewing. 😀 Thanks for sharing.

  20. What a wonderful quilting space you have! As for the UFO’s to finish, I would love to see the red and white blocks turned into something, that’s always a striking colour combination.

  21. Wow, it looks like you have a wonderful space! If it were mine, once I got it organized, I might just sit and admire it for a while!

  22. I am so envious of your sewing room! Loved your heart quilt. Thank you so much for brightening my day with your funny article. I think you just might own that crown!

  23. That’s a wonderful quilting space. You might get that crown! I’ve been to Sisters several times, but not taken any classes. I would stay in Bend and sew while my friend went to classes in Sisters. LOL Probably one reason I don’t have even more UFOs! Your heart finish is great. I hope you find those directions.

  24. Love considering your sewing room a UFO! Aren’t they all???

  25. carolyn montgomery

    love your quilting space! i think you should finish the red and white quilt first.

  26. Your Heart quilt is so pretty & you have such wonderful space! Good luck in your endeavors, Susan

  27. I love your heart quilt. so happy and pretty. I bet you had a ton of fun organizing your newish room

  28. Love your NEW sewing room – love the Heart quilt

  29. Tami Von Zalez

    You’ve gone from ow to wow!

  30. The heart quilt is beautiful. Your expanded space looks lovely. Enjoy! Thanks for sharing in the hop … 🙂 Pat

  31. Great job on your sewing space, and I love your heart quilt.

  32. Such activity and creativity!!

  33. Love your heart quilt, and that ribbon border is perfect!

  34. Love your quilting space.

  35. Forgot to say that I would like the quilt along for the heart quilt.

  36. I don’t feel so bad now! I love the heart quilt.

  37. Love your space! Love your heart quilt!

  38. Love the red blocks.. Thanks for sharing your space and projects..

  39. I’d love a quilt along for the heart quilt.

  40. I love your sewing space!

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