Here is a dedicated post to talk about my unfinished objects in quilting. Particularly the pile of the “yet to be quilted” quilts. 

I am taking the early year of 2024 to take notes on my UFO inventory. If you need help with tackling UFOs, you can read in details the steps to take in this previous post HERE>

Today, I am taking my own advice, starting with taking inventory of what I have in my UFO pile. I have several quilts that are near the finishing line, and I’m planning to spend time to get some progress on them. 

I took some of them out today to get a little breather, while I make notes on what I am planning to do and when. Some of these has been called for in 2023 but it may have gotten into another bump and has come back in this pile again for 2024. You check out my 2023 list HERE too. Well, some quilt just need that big boost of help to get progressed don’t they?

List of my Unfinished Quilt Tops

1. Scrappy Quilt – Technicolor Scrap Quilt

Let’s start with this one, every time I open it up, I say to myself, this should really just be done. But I really do wish it would be bigger. So I am planning to add in 2 more rows. Then I’ll finish it off. I love quilt that are totally scrappy like this, there are just so many things to look at.


2. Aviatrix Medallion

This one is in the progress of quilting. I am not a big fan of custom quilting as I used to be, but I do love the look how it is progressing so far. It is juts the thought of having to decide the quilting design that really bugs me down. I need more mental clarity if I’m picking this project up to quilt it. Lately, quilting has been more of a mindless activity for me, to take a way the stress of my day job or chores. So I’ve been really enjoying piecing and chain piecing or just an allover quilting design. That is way more relaxing.

But I’ll get this done, maybe at least a border will be progressed this year. That will be the target for this one.

Slowly but surely is my motto for this quilt.


3. 2022 Sewcialites Quilt 

This quilt top is a giant! I am yet to make the backing for this, then it is up for basting an a simple stippling would do. I already have someone in mind to gift it to, so it will get finished this year for sure. You can read more about this quilt and the free pattern link HERE> 

As much as I want to fill in the negative space with fun quilting, this quilt top is so big that I feel like it will be alright with simple all-over design. The quilt blocks with fun fussy cut features can do the talking. 


4. Together Quilt

This quilt top was also done in 2022. You can read about the quilt details HERE>. I just love quilts with hearts on them. I have progress this in 2023, but I am undoing it this year. I basted it to a store-bought minky blanket and I have fear that this milky was not going to last. It was such a low quality and I am not going to risk it. So I’m taking the basting pins out and re-baste it to a new quilt back. I’m also planning to do a simple all-over design quilting on this one. I’ll start quilting this in February just to get the inspiration kicking from the Love and all the pink and red that I’m seeing in this season. 


5. Simple Life Quilt

Here is another giant quilt. I am yet to find the backing for it. Something about really big quilts that just take longer time for me to move it along. Larger quilts does require a lot more effort, obviously but also need a lot more fabrics! So as I’m listing these out, I am also taking notes of what I need to purchase – which is NOT another fat quarter bundle! LOL.You can read more about this quilt and the link to the pattern HERE>


6. Simply Stars Quilt

Here is a square quilt I made in 2023 following a quilt-a-long. You can read more about that HERE>.  There’s something about small square quilts that really bugs me. I just don’t know how it will end up being used. Hence that is why I have a few in my pile of UFO quilt tops. I feel like it is still unfinished as a quilt top. So just as with the Scrappy Technicolor quilt above, I am adding rows an above and the bottom of this quilt, like a border to make it longer so that it’ll spread nicely on the bed. Then, I’m basting and quilting it.  

7. Liberty Courthouse Quilt

Another small square quilt. This one has been ages! I want to hand-quilt this and still want to. It will be someday. I do not wish to make it bigger knowing that I will take forever to hand-quilt anyway. But I still wish to hand-quilt it. This year, my target is at least to get hand quilting started.

8. 100 days 100 Blocks Quilt

This one is from the 2022 finish too. I absolutely love this quilt and I guess it is my fear of messing it up that really got me stuck. I know that custom quilting this would be a great idea as I love all the fussy cut details. But again the same issue with the Aviatrix Medallion, that will surely take a lot of mental capacity to do so and I’m not sure I have that right now with the busy life I have now with 3 kids, a husband and a full time job. So, I’m weighing in. 

What do you think? Slow custom quilting or just get it done already? You can read more about this quilt HERE>

Well, I guess that is it for the UFO pile of the “yet to be quilted”. Have you taken stock of your quilt tops inventory this year?

Linking to Friday Whoops Whoops

1 Comment

  1. Mea Cadwell Reply

    How about meeting in the middle for whether you should do slow custom quilting or just get it done already?

    Since you have several flimsies to choose from, could you take the one(s) you want or need done right away and just quilt it/them done simply? That would reduce your UFOs leaving the ones you’re still working on or trying to decide how to quilt.

    Any progress is good. And, you can always go back and do more free motion quilting goodness to a finished quilt down the road if you want to.

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