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Thursday, July 28, 2022

It's My Day on the UFO Blog Hop

 Welcome to my day on the UFO blog hop. 

This post comes with a warning...it's very long!

"Alien's Among Us"

Here's a UFO, that I have no recollection of making, LOL!! Anyone else out there feel my pain?  It was double batted with wool and was in a tote full of projects that have never been quilted. I would love to tell you just what my thoughts were on this, but it's a mystery to me.  I quilted it up, using stitch in the ditch and added a few "Out of this World" appliques to fit the theme of this hop.

After that, I must have been taken over by said "Aliens" because something got into me! After finding 2 totes of quilts that were finished, but never quilted, I decided it was high time to get em done. Some were big and some were small, but in all I managed to get 15, yes 15 UFO's finished. I have to say, I am doing the happy dance here!

We were camping at Glendo State Park in Wyoming last week 
and our campsite was perfect for taking photos.
These 2 big guys are Bonnie Hunter Mystery quilts.
The top one is the 2013 Bonnie Hunter Mystery "Celtic Solstice".
The bottom is is her 2015 Mystery " Grand Illusion".

This is a "Stack N Whack" that was done long, long ago, maybe 2006 or 2007???
I was really hooked on them and have fabric for 2 more. If you never start them, do they still count as UFO's?  LOL!!

"Halloween Who Knows"
Don't have any idea what it was, or when I made it, but it's kinda ugly. LOL!!
I would blame someone for adding to my stack of UFO's, but I recognize the fabrics, so I must have done it. Either that or someone snuck in and stitched it while I was sleeping. Was that one of you???

 "Free flight Macaw".  a 2019 pattern by Dione at "Clever Chameleon Quilting". 
When we were Island Batik Ambassadors, she asked me to pattern test this for her.
It looks like she hasn't blogged for awhile. I know she moved to the Outback in Australia, and I haven't heard from her since. Hope your doing well, out there Dione!

"Stair Step Sampler". Pattern by Alison Vermilya at "Little Bunny Quilts". 
I actually cut a kit 3 years ago for a quilt retreat and never even started on it. Fast forward to this year, when my NY, NJ and PA friends were able to get together again for a retreat, and I actually got it finished. Not before I realized that I had forgot to cut part of the pieces! Eye roll here. I was able to find fabric that blended well enough anyway, and it's a finish. 

"Ready for Christmas"
Does this look familiar? It's a Carol Swift original...I went to Vegas last year and took a class from her. I finally got it quilted at the NY quilt retreat this year too! Carol's patterns are as fun as her classes are!
You can find her pattern HERE

"Words to Grow By"
 2020 BOM from Sew Incredibly Crazy and Friends.
It was so close but so far away. I added the borders and got it quilted. 

"Mariner's Star"
You just have to see it outside to appreciate the colors. This was done in my hand dye fabrics, to long ago to remember when, but it's possibly my favorite quilt now.
This 60" x 60" beauty is hanging by my longarm, to keep it company!

 "Stain Glass Angel"
 was designed by Deb Geissler at "Designs by Deb"
I'm lucky that we live just across town from each other. She held classes for this in her basement back in 2015. I'm sure she would have a heart attach if she knew I just now quilted it!
I added the lettering with "Crafters Edge" alphabet dies.

"Moose in the Pines"
This is a "Round Robin" quilt that Bea Lee, from "BeaQuilter" hosted back in 2015.
If your not familiar with how they work, you make your center block and the quilt label, then mail it off to the next person. Each person participating, adds a border and sends it on to the next person. You can see all the quilts on my post HERE.
It was so much fun to work on all the different quilts. Unfortunately for the most part, those days are over due to the crazy prices of postage now.

Lastly, 3 miscellaneous table toppers and runner.

I'm so happy to not only see all your projects this week, but that I managed to blast through a bunch of my own as well. If the aliens who took over my body feel the need to do so again some time, feel free to "Beam Me Up Scotty". I've got a couple of totes of projects that haven't even been started yet!

On a side note here...
I had to stop and read this twice!
I found this on Etsy HERE and think my sewing room needs this for sure.
Hope you all have enjoyed the week with us.
You can find all this weeks projects posted on our Pinterest board 
Please visit my fellow bloggers today!


  1. Oh my you have been busy they are all beautiful

  2. Wow, you have gone a little crazy!!!!
    I am going to make the most of this because blogger has not been letting me post unless i was anonymous. Today for some reason that has changed. Who knows why?????
    I am stunned that you have finished 15 UFOs. Did you sleep at all?
    Love the vibrant colours in the macaw. That looks wonderful.
    And the Moose from the round robin looks like fun. My GD is wanting me to make a moose quilt for her. I think I have a few ideas but yours has given me more inspiration.
    Now I am thoughtful about your comment about Dione moving to outback Aus and never being heard of again!!! We really are not that dangerous! Well, maybe sometimes.
    It is wonderful to see what you have been able to achieve for this hop. Congratulations.

  3. Holy cow, Joan, you sure made a huge dent in your UFO pile! Having a longarm must help to get those quilted quickly too. I think you need to have a UFO Blog Hop every time you host the blog hops, so we can all "Get er done"!!! I knew those 2 were Bonnie Hunter quilt designs the second I saw them before I even read it. She has that certain style of scrappy. Love the addition of the alien and space ship on the first quilt you showed. I love the Stack 'N Whack quilt (I was into those for a while too when that book first came out). The rest are also great finishes too. Thanks for hosting and encouraging us to finish those UFO's.

  4. Oh, my, Joan, you have to get the prize for the most finishes!! These are all awesome! I have a lot more UFOs to work at too--but don't we all??? Thanks for sharing and for hosting this hop!

  5. All I can say is WOW! That is a lot of UFO's finished.

  6. WOW! That was very impressive! Great job. That was so cute and appropriate to add some alien appliques on the first one. I do believe that if you bought the fabric with a specific intention, then it is technically a UFO! LOL Anyway, that first stack'n'whack is beautiful so that should be motivation to make the other two!

  7. I was awfully glad I was sitting down when I read this post! My goodness girl, you've been busy. You must feel so good about yourself right now, and rightly so!

  8. Wow very very pretty....After I do some of my UFOs I just feel accomplished...

    1. It's such a great feeling to actually get them done, after they have sat for so long! LOL!!

  9. Quite the accomplishment! Your projects are all amazing.

  10. All of your finishes are amazing! Especially the Bonnie Hunter quilts! Those are HUGE and have a LOT of pieces! Congratulations on finishing all those UFOs! And thanks for hosting the UFO Blog Hop!

  11. Holy, moly! Fifteen!!?? I can hardly believe it. I know you thought one of us had snuck a quilt into your tub but it wasn't me. It's given me the best idea I've heard of, though. I just need to find your tub! Wonderful quilts. I loved so many of them but my favorite has to be the Mariner's Compass quilt; thanks for dragging it outside for a photo op.

  12. WOW, WOW, WOW. You have achieved so much and they are all gorgeous! How did you do all of this in such a short time. You, my friend, are amazing. Congratulations on all those finishes! Thanks for hosting this Hop too!

  13. All gorgeous! I especially love the Stair Step Sampler and the Mariner's Star.

  14. Oh wow, you really had pedal to the metal Joan, I am envious of all the finishes you got this month! Want to come clean up my 'to be quilted' closet now, LOL

  15. Hi Joan! Fifteen UFO finishes. WOWEE! That is beyond amazing. I really hope that you choose this blog hop theme again - jus think of all the quilts that are now finished thanks to your inspiration. That Mariner's Compass is a beauty. I have always wanted to make one and you have motivated me to move that project up on my mental to-do list. Thanks for hosting a wonderful blog hop, Joan! {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne

  16. I'm so impressed with the number of finishes you have. It is taking restraint not to add a few to my to do list.

  17. You go girl!! Fifteen finishes is amazing! I LOVE that angel quilt. I didn't see it on Deb's page :-(!!

  18. They are all beautiful. Way to go!

  19. Wow! These are all fantastic! It's hard to pick a favorite. One of my UFOs is also Celtic Solstice. Yours turned out fabulous. I need to move that one to the top of my list!


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