January 2022 – Goals, UFOs & OMG

Happy New Year! 2022 has started out in a unique way — Sunday’s High Temperature was in the 60’s and Monday we woke to 28F and snow. By the time it ended we had a wet, sticking to everything 8″ of snow.

View from my Sewing Room on the 3rd day of 2022. 8" of wet snow!
View from my Sewing Room window

The city shut down. Federal Government was ‘closed’ and most school systems added an extra day to their winter break, streets were a mess, and accidents and stranded vehicles cluttered the highways. A perfect day to spend in the sewing room. Mostly I did clean-up from the December sewing madhouse and organizing projects for the New Year. I had an appointment with the American Red Cross to donate Platelets/Plasma but had to cancel and reschedule it for later this week.

PSA – Dangerously Low Blood Supply. There is an urgent need for Blood Donations as well as Platelets/Plasma Donations (used to help Cancer Patients). Click on the American Red Cross to find out more information and to locate a Donation Site near you.

I try to be at least a bit organized and will again be participating in the APQ’s UFO Challenge and Elm Street Quilt’s OMG, plus this month I’m planning on trying to finish up my Fall 2021 Current Projects (which are now my 2022 WIPs).

(Quilting Acronyms – UFO stands for UnFinished Object, OMG means One Monthly Goal, QAL means Quilt Along and WIP means Work in Progress.)


American Patchwork & Quilting’s UFO Challenge. Participants create a list of 12 (or more) unfinished projects that we hoped to work on or complete this year. The first of the month a random number is announced and that is the project to work on.

My January UFO – Work on Pieced Border for FQS 2019 QAL/Threadology

The UFO number for January is #12. Ideally this month I can make the pieced border which will consist of 48 six-inch spool blocks. I have a number of pieces already cut and ready to stitch. They may be used as Leaders/Enders while working on other projects.

UFO – 6″ Spool Block for Pieced Border

Like the rest of the blocks in this quilt, I am using scraps from the tops I’ve made for Fabric Cafe sample quilts. This will be a queen size for my bed and will remind me of many of the 149 tops I’ve made in the past 11 years.

My Threadology quilt was started in 2019 as a Quilt Along sponsored by Fat Quarter Shop. The finished top needed extra borders to make it a queen. As part of last year’s UFO Challenge I assembled the blocks and added a solid black border which brings it to the edge of the bed so I need a couple more borders to drop over the side of my queen mattress.

FQS 2019 Threadology – Fabric Cafe Memory Quilt

I have a 2nd project listed on #12 of my UFO Challenge sheet. A few years ago, I was playing with an AccuQuilt fabric cutter that a friend had inherited and made 4 Churn Dash Blocks with a Gold Background and 2 with a White Background (and no, I don’t think I have any more of the material). I didn’t have anything planned for them. I hope to do something but have to make decisions – do I add sashing (what color), do I lay on point (what color for the setting triangles), do I use all of them or just the gold background blocks/4 gold and 1 white? Any and All suggestions welcomed.

Orphan Blocks. What to do with the
9″ unfinished Orphan Christmas Blocks – What to make??

My January OMG – North to Alaska

For our 51st Anniversary in December my DH bought me a Laser Cut Quilt Kit – “Holiday” version of the North to Alaska pattern by Edyta of Laundry Basket Quilts. We found this pattern was being used by The Featherweight Shop as a Quilt Along and there are YouTube videos with helpful hints. This pattern is a bit out of my comfort zone and I plan to take my time making it.

Kit - North to Alaska

This kit has the fabric already Laser cut – just sit and sew. I have chosen it as my One Monthly Goal sponsored by Elm Street Quilts Blog. Each block except one is made 4 times. My goal for each month is to make 4 copies of at least one block. Actually, I hope some months to make more than one. I also plan on making this using my 1951 Centennial Featherweight which was originally owned by my mother-in-law.

Block #1 - ready to make 4
4 sets of Block #1 – North to Alaska – ready to stitch

I have one block completed. Here’s the beginning of both my UFO and OMG for January 2022.

OMG North to Alaska-Block #1 & Jan UFO-6" Spools for Threadology Border
Block #1 – North to Alaska & 6″ Spool Block for Threadology Border
January 2022 OMG

Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal January Link-up

My January Goals – WIP

I have so many things partially done, I’m trying to make a list to help me keep on track. Most have rolled over from the Fall and even earlier.

  • In Progress – Hand Piece Quilt Along 2021 – Need to find fabric for 2nd border
  • In Progress – Snowmen & Silent Night – Make additional blocks to enlarge
  • In Progress – All the Trimmings – Add a row of Presents, & Borders
  • In Progress – Project Linus 2021/Oliver is in the Doghouse – Additional Blocks, Assemble Rows, Sashing & Borders
  • In Progress – Autumn Jubilee 2021 – Add pieced border and maybe one more solid
  • Make tops for Fabric Cafe, if needed.
  • Trim & Add Label & Binding for Autumn Jubilee 2020 Queen Quilt
  • Backings or Bindings, as needed (either to cut/piece or buy)

So, this is what I want to do during first month of 2022. Fingers crossed a lot will get done.

Wishing you all a Blessed New Year and lots of hours of stitching!

Happy Stitching

Quilt Mouse


About Quiltmouse

I am retired. I love to quilt. I make charity quilts as well as quilts for my friends & family.
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1 Response to January 2022 – Goals, UFOs & OMG

  1. That is a lot of projects. Good luck!

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