Shoutout to UFOs Being Finished

Are you thinking we have a fun-filled post sharing a bunch of finished UFOs?  UFOs, by the way, is the acronym for UnFinished Objects or quilting projects in this case.  That would be correct, except that these finished UFOs are not our finishes.  Fellow blogger, Donnalee at DonnaleeQ shared a post talking her UFOs.  She said they were “all over the place” and I found I could totally relate to that.  Sue just complained to me that we have several projects in various stages.  It seems ‘we’ have a problem with too many ongoing projects at the same time.  Truthfully, the problem lies in the fact that they’re not on “The Master List”.  Sue is the list keeper and I am the list adder.  I confess but I digress.

Official to-do list

Are UFOs a Problem?

Who doesn’t have a few UFOs hanging around?  I suspect most of us do and they are in various stages of being finished.  Donnalee has been focusing on hers and she even told me UFO was her middle name.  HAHA!  I think that might not be true – her mother couldn’t have possibly known she would be a quilter later in life, right?!  Donnalee has given 23 quilt tops to the charity division of her guild.  TWENTY-THREE!

Donnalee 4

One of Donnalee’s UFO finishes for charity

UFOs Solution

In her most recent post, Donnalee shared this pretty half-finished quilt top using Tilda fabric.

Donnalee 1

As I was looking on Donnalee’s website, I stumbled upon this eye-catching sentence:  “Not sure what gets into me, but I saw a pattern on line and thought I can use up scraps.”  Hmm.  That doesn’t sound like anyone I know, does it?!  I saw something on Pinterest line and the next thing you know we’re making it.

Recently, the Country Cross Road Quilters guild in Modesto, California, gave 290 quilts to three different agencies in the area that care for children in crisis and hospice patients.

UFOs Shoutout Deserved

Donnalee’s impressive donation, as well as that of her local Guild, prompted me to ask her if I could share the details here.  Sewing and quilting are fun, but it’s even more fun (for us) to have a purpose.  Twenty-three purposes, in this case.  Thank you, Donnalee!


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12 Responses

  1. dezertsuz says:

    A shoutout well deserved. Yes, I must STOP looking at people’s blogs, fabric shops, shop hops, and free pattern notices! I must have a thousand on my computer already!

  2. Jocelyn Thurston says:

    Loved your I Like Thursday likes by the way. I like Donnalee’s line too about seeing a pattern and thinking of using scraps. I don’t even have that many scraps but I think like that. But I do have some Tilda fabric that I bought online and oh, the inspiring things folks are making. You guys have quite the list there and isn’t it lucky you have four hands!:)

  3. Kathryn says:

    Certainly great to finish and donate. UFO’s abound for most of us I think. I make scrap quilts that i am not sure what I’ll do with and sometimes donate. The quilts I like best that I make are the ones I have someone in mind for. Then I can think of that person all the way from start to finish.

  4. Yep I’m with you on the UFOs. It’s quilter ADD and I agree with what Wendy said… aka squirrel! I did make a list at the beginning of the year with Tish’s UFO party in mind but it would help to revisit that list more often, and It would also help to NOT visit Pinterest, Instagram other bloggers…lol

  5. Brenda Ackerman says:

    Hello Roseanne, Wowsers do you and Sue have a list! I shouldn’t write it like that, due to the fact that Pinterest somehow became my list! ROFLMAO seriously!!! I love quilts in all aspects. Until several years ago, about 5 now, I always finished each quilt. I do not know what happened, but I now have a tote full of UFO’s. I am slowly working on getting each one done and am proud of each one I do finish. I do agree with donating the ones that we do not want or finishing them and then donating them. Your post was a great read and once again inspiring!! Thank you for sharing and have a great day!

  6. quiltinggail says:

    Enjoyed reading your post! Donnalee is an inspiration!!! I know that working on my PHD (finishing UFOs) has helped me to decrease the number and finish all the projects that I start!
    Happy Quilting! 🙂

  7. Shirley Clark says:

    I don’t cal them UFO’s. I call them Works in Progress! LOL I have a lot of those in my head too.

  8. DonnaleeQ says:

    Thank you Rosanne for all the nice compliments and bringing up the subject of taking some time to quilt for charity. Every community has agencies that can use a helping hand with quilts. Almost all of us have stashes from years back that we might never use. Making a quilt for charity purposes is the solution, Get it out of there so there is room for new stuff. LOL.

  9. I only have one UFO…and reading your post made me think of it– I never quilted my 2018 Autumn Jubliee quilt! I can only manage one project at a time — I have a great many quilt layouts sketched on graph paper so I tend to have lots of “not started” projects instead of not finished.

  10. Sometimes UFOs remain UFOs because there is no ‘purpose’ to them being finished…purpose as a charity quilt opens up an option for some of those for sure. This then opens up a whole other realm of following favorite charities to contributing on-the-fly to others.
    Right now, my UFOs are non-existent…that’s not a brag, just a fact. I rather like having a few of them around, personally!!!! HA!

  11. For me, for every UFO that gets finished, there’s at least one more new project that takes its place – haha!

  12. I had a good handle on my UFO’s but everything is at a standstill at this time – darn! Hopefully I can catch by December! Hugs

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