February 2022 – UFOs & OMG Progress

Well, I can’t say the month progressed as planned, but I did keep busy. Plus, after all February is a short month.

I am participating in the APQ’s UFO Challenge and Elm Street Quilt’s OMG. Hopefully I will also work some 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.)

UFOs & OMGs

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 February UFO #7 – Actually there are four

The UFO number for February is #7 and three were small projects. The month started out with great plans to get 4 UFOs out of the way. It wasn’t going to happen.

2022 February UFO Challenge
Number 7 on my UFO List – 3 projects

I have many more UFOs than I have on my list. Among the many unfinished here were two quilts I intended to donate to Quilts of Valor.

In January I had reached out to find a local longarm quilter to work on any Quilt of Valor Quilts I make but hadn’t heard back from anyone. Then the first week of February I received an email. Several emails later we made arrangements to meet on the 11th.

The first quilt only needed a label added and the binding attached. So, I got busy and finished it, plus made a Presentation Case (Pillowcase to store the quilt in).

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Label added and binding attached – Ready to be presented

This was made from a 5-yard Bundle from Fabric Cafe using one of the 5-yard Patterns – Block Party. I don’t remember when I pieced the top, but I finally got it quilted in 2021

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Block Party – 5 Yard Quilt Pattern by Donna Robertson/Fabric Cafe

The second Quilt of Valor Quilt was only a flimsy (pieced top only) and still needed a backing pieced, quilting, label and binding. Last year I bought a bolt of fabric on sale for backing. So, a quick measurement and piecing and the backing was ready.

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Backing made and top ironed – ready to go get quilted

This was the Mystery Quilt of Valor that was made in 2021. I was able to assemble it at a quilt retreat (love the Long Tables!) but it had been waiting for the next steps.

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Long tables come in handy in piecing a quilt.

This was a big finish for me! First, I was actually able to finish a Mystery Quilt the same year — OK, I’ll admit it. I’m bad about starting, but not finishing – the reason I have so many UFOs!! Second, this was the first quilt I’ve made with the “rows” stitched on the diagonal. I know, that’s not really tough to do, but I was intimidated by the process.

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Flimsy Finished

My 4 February UFOs were not touched, but I’m so please that these two Quilt of Valor Quilts are finished and on their way! I will count this as a finish for my February UFO.


My February OMG – North to Alaska/Block #2

For my 2022 One Monthly Goal I am working on “Holiday” version of the North to Alaska pattern by Edyta of Laundry Basket Quilts. I’m late to the Quilt Along as The Featherweight Shop did Block #9 in January. If time permits, I may do more than one block each month to try to catch up.

North to Alaska
Finished North to Alaska will be 71″ Square
North to Alaska-Block #2
4 sets of Block #2 – North to Alaska – Finished
February 2022 OMG

Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal – February Finish Link-up

My February Goals – WIP

I have so many things partially done, Here’s a list of a few of them 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 – Found some green fabric, just not sure I like it.
  • No Progress – Snowmen & Silent Night – Make additional blocks to enlarge
  • No Progress – All the Trimmings – Add a row of Presents, & Borders
  • No Progress – Project Linus 2021/Oliver is in the Doghouse – Additional Blocks, Assemble Rows, Sashing & Borders
  • No Progress – Autumn Jubilee 2021 – Add pieced border and maybe one more solid
  • Make tops for Fabric Cafe: I got a call to make two tops for Fabric Cafe’s new book, due out in the Spring. Since these are new patterns there was a bit of tweaking. No pictures yet. Once the book is released, I’ll share what I made.
  • Backings or Bindings, as needed (either to cut/piece or buy) I found a box with partially finished tops and another with several bundles of yardage which will make great backing.

My Sewing Room has really been busy in February. I also did more cleaning and going through boxes. There is a lot for me to do still.


Hope you are getting some stitching done. March is tomorrow that means Spring is on its way!

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 February 2022 – UFOs & OMG Progress

  1. Progress on some things is good, and you have your goals for the next month nicely set. Your QOVs are lovely, someone will be delighted to have those.

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