Hi Quilting Friends,
Welcome to the UFO blog hop, hosted by our friend Joan at Moose Stash Quilting! Sharon got really excited about this blog hop, since she’s a huge fan of sci-fi, space exploration, alien life-forms, and UFO’s. The idea of investigating claims of alien activity on Earth is gripping, and boggles the imagination. Here’s some inspiration for today’s post-
Upon further investigation, Sharon came to the realization that this blog hop is about a completely different type of UFO. After overcoming her initial disappointment, Sharon consulted with Susan about a project for the blog hop. In the end, we had no trouble at all in finding project(s) to share with you today, since we both have more ideas and energy to start quilts than time to follow through to the finish.
I recently took a deep dive into my sewing studio “closet of shame” while looking for some lace to use for Christmas ornaments. What a treasure trove I unearthed!
I found fabric, batting, fusible webbing, and plenty of UFO’s that had been hidden away. (By the way, I never did find that lace so I had to order it.) I chose this work-in-progress to finish first-
We posted about the project in our “UFO Sightings” series, way back in 2018. I’ve added the binding, and it is finally finished!
I found a set of nearly-finished Christmas place mats in the closet too. They needed to be quilted and have a binding added.
Ta-done! Eight finished place mats, with plenty of time before the holidays arrive.
I can’t seem to get the “other” kind of UFO out of my head! I just love the friendly little aliens in their UFO’s on our “Space Race” quilt. The aliens from “Independence Day” or “Alien”? Not so much.
Do you become overwhelmed when faced with an onslaught of UFO’s (or a pile of unfinished projects)? The task seems daunting, but you can win the UFO wars with patience and persistence.
This is my third year to join Gail for the PHD project, and it has been helpful to have the support and encouragement of other quilters as I work my way through my backlog of projects. (Visit Quilting Gail for information)
I created this handy “Progress Tracker” for an organized approach to completing UFO’s. Each UFO project has its own line on the spreadsheet, divided into the logical steps needed for completion, and progress is indicated by shading the cell. This example is my current project list-
Create your own personalized UFO progress tracker with our free download.
We’re so glad that you stopped by! Please leave a comment; it will make our day. Check out the links and visit the rest of today’s participating bloggers (below), and have a great day!
Sharon & Susan
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