Tag Archives: WIP


I am way overdue for updating this list. It was November 2021 the last time I posted it. There were 72 items on the list then. There are only a few new WIPs from 2022, bee blocks, a project that I didn't finish in time for the SAQA Benefit Auction, and a set of 4 mini compositions from a class last October that just need to be finished up. The good news is that the projects I've started in 2023 so far have both been finished.

The Numbers

  • 19 quilts from the list were finished in 2022.
  • 13 were purged from my WIP list, passed along to other people, back into stash/scrap bins, or moved into workshop supplies as class samples.
  • 47 quilts currently on the list:
    • 12 are finished quilt tops
    • 12 projects are quilting in progress or just need binding/finishing

I've rearranged my list to be in order of oldest to newest. I'm currently working on two of these projects, so I hope they will be quilt tops soon. Some quilt tops are being held on to specifically so that I can quilt them when I get my new longarm machine in the latter half of 2023. I think in the case of some of these older projects at the top of the list... I need to fish or cut bait. (Pun intended.)

After you scroll through the list, I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments... how do you feel about WIPs/UFOs? How many do you have? What is your oldest one? What catches your eye in my list?

The List

  • Ocean quilt for my daughter (2012?) - fish need fusing.
  • La Passacaglia (2014?) - not much progress
  • Patchwork City (2015) - blocks complete.
  • Purple Royalty quilt (2015?)
  • Quartered Log Cabin (2016) - piecing in progress.
  • Rainbow Remix (2016) - piecing in progress, recent progress has been made.
  • Swoon (2016) - all but one block finished.
  • Rainbow Chain (2016) - blocks finished.
  • Floating Squares (2016) - piecing in progress.
  • Tula Pink City Sampler (2017) - blocks complete.
  • Variation of Planned Improv: Scrappy Squares, Wall Hanging (2017) - just needs binding/facing.
  • Playing with solids project from Tara Faughnan class (2017) - piecing in progress.
  • All About Angles in Cherrywood Blue Lagoon (2017) - nearly a finished quilt top
  • Second All About Angles in Cherrywood Blue Lagoon (2017) - blocks/units complete, leftover from above.
  • All About Angles in Cherrywood Meadow + Indigo (2019) - piecing in progress.
  • Round Robin Medallion (2019) - finished quilt top.
  • Pink Curves (2019) - no real plans for these two blocks... maybe a two-sided pillow.
  • Mosaic Mystery (2019) - piecing in progress.
  • Trinket (2019) - 9 of 40 blocks complete.
  • Beads On a String (2019) - finished quilt top.
  • Mini Mini Star from Sewcialite Sew Along (2020) - finished quilt top
  • 9-Patches (2020) - finished quilt top?
  • Monochromatic Improv Maximalism (2020) - blocks/slabs made by Solid Seven bee members.
  • Tic Tac Toe (2020) - finished quilt top.
  • 6 Personal Symbols Mini Quilts (2021) - quilting in progress.
  • Quilt Connection Lap Quilt (2021) - finished quilt top.
  • 5 Green Improv Mini Quilts (2021) - finished quilt tops?
  • Turquoise/Yellow/Orange Improv (2021) - blocks complete.
  • Fantastic Fusion (2021) - blocks complete.
  • All About Angles in Alison Glass Kaleidoscope (2021) - piecing in progress.
  • Green Stripes bee blocks (2021) - blocks complete by bee members.
  • Improv Triangles in Blue (2021) - piecing in progress.
  • 12" x 12" mini quilt (2022) - quilting in progress
  • Improv Sawtooth Stars (2022) - blocks completed by Quilts Unscripted bee members
  • 4 Mini Mid-Mod quilts (2022) - just need finishing

Thanks for looking! How do you feel about WIPs/UFOs? How many do you have? What is your oldest one? What catches your eye in my list? Drop your thoughts in the comments and sign up for my newsletter so you can follow along with what I finish next!

We are into the last quarter of WIPs Be Gone with less than 25 days left in the year. (Where did 2021 go!?) I missed my 50 Day update here on the blog, so here are the Day 50 and Day 75 updates for WIPs Be Gone, a WIP finishing challenge running for the last 100 days of 2021, hosted by Leanne of Devoted Quilter.

To be honest, I've lost steam a bit over the last couple weeks, but I am planning to finish some more quilts in the next few weeks.

Day 50 Update

Nine little finishes, plus some other progress in quarter 2.

I bopped around making some progress on a few different things. Then as day 50 approached I focused on my tiniest WIPs to finish this pile of nine mini mini quilts. They finish at 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" each (Artist Trading Card sized).

This project was only a WIP because I had a fabric pull and an intention. In late October I started piecing my purple Prism Play quilt. This will be a submission to an upcoming SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Associates) Northern California/Northern Nevada regional exhibition. Oh, if you'd like to join SAQA, you can do so now with code: FRIEND to save $20 on membership.

I made a scrappy binding and started binding my Waterfall quilt. (Have you seen my machine binding tutorial?)

The other thing I did in Q2 of WIPs Be Gone was to take a full inventory of my UFOs/WIPs. It had been about 2 years since I'd updated my list. I like having the reference to see it all in one place. Pictured above is my Patchwork City project. I finished piecing the 75 blocks in a 100 Day project that started last year around this time.


Day 75 Update

Four finishes in quarter 3.

Just after day 50 I kept working on my tiniest quilts. These two teal mini minis finish at 5 1/4” x 2 3/4” and 4 1/2” x 4”.

I finally circled back to my half bound Waterfall quilt and finished it up.

Made a little component of my Purple Prism Play project. This 6" square is the first part of what will be a 15" x 45" quilt.

Inspiration is everywhere. I finished up this mini quilt inspired by a friend's photo.

This project was started in 2016. This year I finished making all the components (that then were cut into quarters). During WIPs Be Gone I have put together 35 blocks. Now they've been packed away to switch gears and work on something different. I have lots to choose from.

In case you missed it, here's the link to my Day 25 update.


It's UFOvember so I'm updating my dormant list of projects. I lovingly refer to them all as WIPs. They aren't forgotten, unfinished projects that will never see the light of day. They are works in progress, albeit some in a state of hiatus.

Friends, this list is LONG. If you've been reading my blog for a while you'll know that I always tend to have a lot of projects in progress. An "eyes bigger than my stomach" kind of problem. But this is a lot, even for me. And since a lot of them are little, the number feels even more daunting. An upshot is that 12 of those projects have been completed from the last iteration of my list back in October 2019. But, you'll see many of those older projects appear again here. (Though most have updated photos and I've made significant progress on ten of them!) And there's a whole lot of new stuff, due in part to classes I've taken in the last couple years and in part to excitement over trying something new in style or color.

I struggle a little with how to organize a list of this magnitude. I've tried to add the year the project was started if I know, if the year includes a question mark, I've made an educated guess.  I've also decided to take the numbering off the list. This is really more about me tracking the state of each project and less about how many projects there are. (I'll save you the counting and put the total number at the bottom of the post.) I've also decided to only include quilting projects here. At the moment, I don't think I have anything in progress in the way of bags, garments, or yarn. Some intentions, but nothing started.

So I hope you have a comfy seat and a cozy drink... scroll on, my friends.

Just Need Binding

  • 11 Mini Mini Monochromatic Scrappy Slab Quilts (2020)
  • Mini quilt inspired by Ellyn's photo (2021) - Ellyn's photo, used with permission:
  • Waterfall Quilt (2018)
  • Scattered Squares (2018)
  • Variation of Planned Improv: Scrappy Squares, Wall Hanging (2017) 

Quilting In Progress

  • 6 Personal Symbols Mini Quilts (2021)

Finished Quilt Tops

  • Hanukkah Morewood Mystery Quilt (2020)
  • Quilt Connection Lap Quilt (2021)
  • Round Robin Medallion (2019)
  • Island Batik Bear's Paw (2019)
  • Laura Wasilowski Workshop Project (2021)
  • Burger (2020)
  • Watermelon (2020)
  • Tic Tac Toe (2020)
  • Beads On a String (2019)
  • 5 Green Improv Mini Quilts (2021)
  • Mini Mini Star from Sewcialite Sew Along (2020)
  • 9-Patches (2020)
  • Crosses and Strips (2020)
  • Rainbow Skinny + (2020)
  • Rainbow Curves (2020)
  • Blue & Green Curves (2020)
  • Tiny Green Triangles (2020)

All Blocks Complete

  • Quartered Log Cabin (2016)
  • Rainbow Remix (2016)
  • Monochromatic Improv Maximalism (2020)
  • Tula Pink City Sampler (2017)
  • Turquoise/Yellow/Orange Improv (2021)
  • Patchwork City (2015)
  • Fantastic Fusion (2021)
  • Ocean quilt for my daughter (2012?)

Piecing in Progress

  • Swoon (2016)
  • Rainbow Chain (2016)
  • Improv Log Cabins (2021)
  • Floating Squares (2016)
  • Mosaic Mystery (2019)
  • All About Angles in Cherrywood Blue Lagoon (2017)
  • All About Angles in Cherrywood Meadow + Indigo (2019)
  • All About Angles in Alison Glass Kaleidoscope (2021)
  • Trinket (2019)
  • Purple Royalty quilt (2015?)
  • La Passacaglia 
  • Playing with solids project from Tara Faughnan class (2017)
  • Green Stripes (2021)
  • Pink Curves (2019)
  • Fabric Challenge (2018)
  • Improv Triangles in Blue (2021)
  • Improv Slab (2020)
  • Geese & Polygons (2020)
  • Purple Prism Play

Cut, Not Pieced

  • Planned Improv: Scrappy Squares, large scale
  • Katie P-M class (2021)

Fabric Pulled

  • Macaron Mystery (2021)


There they all are! There are 72(!) projects in this list. Two projects from my 2019 list are MIA, but I think I may have passed those projects on to the philanthropy/charity group in one of my guilds. If they turn up, I'll add them back into this list. Some of these may be rehomed. And Saturday I'll be back to share as many small finishes as I can muster this week.

My goal is to repost this list regularly, though I'm not sure if I'll do that quarterly or just twice a year. I've missed having the updated blog post of projects the last two years.

It's currently UFOvember! Hop over to my post from the beginning of the month to see links of the daily posts. The first week is all folks talking about their UFO inventory. Many have shared tips or tricks for keeping track. I'd love to hear what you do to keep track of your projects in the comments.

Thanks for visiting!