UFO is a fun acronym for quilters. It means Un-Finished-Objects. These are all the quilts that quilters start but never finish. I have been quilting since 1984 and I have no unfinished quilts. You heard that right: Zero! Zip! Zilch! There is one quilt that has been in progress for several years, but it’s my safety net at quilt retreats. If I run out of things to do, I can always make a few more blocks for that red, white, and blue quilt.
If the reason you have stopped working on a quilt is because you have run into a problem of some sort, my contention is that you will learn a lot by sticking with it and figuring out how to salvage the project.
Here’s my method: I do not own a quilt design wall, so I have my quilt-in-progress spread out on my bedroom floor. This means I see it morning, noon, and night, which is great because I see it in different light, both literally and figuratively. Also, the quilt is always there, so it keeps the problem on the back burner of my brain where some part of me thinks about it continuously. Sooner or later, I come up with a solution.
With each quilt you make, you become a better quilt technician. With each quilt design you salvage, you become more creative. Or at least that’s this quilter’s opinion…
Please visit my Etsy shop. You will find five quilt patterns for sale. (I also offer lots of quilt-related giftware.)
And, just for the record, here’s the red, white, and blue quilt I mentioned above:
Should quilt retreats become a reality again after the pandemic, this project is “packed” and ready to go!