Sunday, February 14, 2010

What do you do when.....................

What do you do when you have a UFO that you never want to finish? I started this Eleanor Burns "Magic Vine" quilt about 3yrs ago. I have lost all interest in it but I don't want to just throw it away. I have heard of guilds that take in orphan projects. Does anyone know of this program? I have enough fabric to make a queen size that would go along with this. Any ideas?????



I got out my UFO list this morning and picked the easiest one on it to work on. I had the stitchery done and just needed to add borders and quilt it. I decided to add the borders and make it a pillow instead to give as a gift this Christmas. Another UFO bites the dust!

What would a week be without an Insane block. This was the easiest block from the book. I chose the center squares just for Valentines weekend.

18 comments:

Jean said...

I love those flower blocks. I don't know of such a program, but I'm sure you could find someone to take them off your hands, myself included. What if you just do something with what you have? Maybe sash them or make a tabletopper or wallhanging out of them.(Not sure how big they are). I like what you did with the pillow too.

Nanci said...

On your unwanted UFO have you considered selling it on EBAY? It might be something that interests someone else and you have so much work in it already and money invested it might worth a try. There are also so many online projects looking for fabric, UFO's, quilts etc you shouldn't have much trouble finding a taker.

Tudy said...

You might use it as a giveaway. I am sure a lot of us would love the chance to get it and finish it too.

Quilter Kathy said...

Love the angel pillow!
I think you could put some wide sashing strips between those rows for a lovely wall quilt!

CJ said...

I have several projects like that in my closet... things I started and have zero interest in finishing. I keep thinking someday...

Love the pillow!

Robin said...

Those flower blocks are very pretty. But I can definitely sympathize with having projects that you just don't want to deal with any more. I know my guild takes in orphan blocks/projects and uses them to create charity quilts. And I know some Project Linus chapters do as well. So that could be an option.

Fabulous pillow! A UFO and a Christmas gift crossed off all at once. Rock on! :)

Crispy said...

Lots of great advise on what to do with an unwanted UFO. Someone out there would love to have it.

Hooray for the UFO that "bit the dust" LOL.

Crispy

Connie said...

Love those flower blocks, I have got the same pattern to make one ,but haven't started it , maybe sometime I will get it going. What every you decide to do with it , it make a pretty quilt. Do like your pillow. HAPPY SEWING!

Cindy said...

What would I do?
What have I done?
Do you really want to know?
Here goes..
Use it as scraps to sew sample embroideries on.

Too cute pillow. Isn't it nice to pull an UFO out, not having to do much to finish it and POOF - a project done and you feel like you have accomplished something. Like a couple of the minis I've finished lately.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I know of groups that could use the flowers and remaining fabric for a raffle quilt for a charity fundraiser. It looks lovely!

Joy said...

I like the giveaway idea!

I don't need it, because I have the same pattern and bought fabric already, but I plan to do mine someday with the eternal blanket stitch....

But yeah, a giveaway is always fun! I know my sister would enter, for sure!

LOVE YOUR PILLOW/UFO FINISH! :)

cdnj said...

You could get rid of your unwanted UFO as a give-away on your blog?? (If they were close enough, postage could be a bit much) Maybe anyone who wants it and commits to finishing it?

I love what you've done for the NI block. I love your heart fabric.

Mimi said...

Good for you on getting some UFO's finished. That is my plan....eventually. By the way, thank you for posting on my blog. It's always nice to have someone take a peek.

Kim D. said...

Pretty Magic Vine blocks, I'm glad you decided to finish it. Sometimes it's good to put a project away and when you take it out later, you have a whole new appreciation for it.

Barbara said...

A delicious block, Yvette - the hearts make it special - you'll always remember when you made that one, a nice idea.

Karen said...

Your angel stitchery is so pretty. Very well done. The red, white, & green fabrics really add to it.

Carrie P. said...

Love your pillow. Our guild takes UFO tops and will finish them and donate them to various places in town. I think you could make the quilt and sent it to a program for soldiers. Not sure what it is called but you could do a google search.

Me aka Supermom said...

ebay is a great idea as is one of the forums on yahoo (I'd have to check the name if you are interested).

I am sure a guild or even a Project Linus type charity could do something with it as it is so that you could keep the fabric too.