Thursday, December 1, 2016

The End of an Era

The last day of December, 2012, I challenged 52 Quilts followers to complete 13 UFOs in 2013. Since that announcement, every month loyal quilters have sent photos of their finished quilts. More than 400 in the four years following!

Since I've taken a job at my fav LQS, Ruth's Stitchery, this blog has been sadly neglected. And the number of UFOs completed has dropped dramatically.

So I'm sad to announce, this is the last UFO Parade hosted by 52 Quilts in 52 Weeks. I haven't decided whether or not to curtail blogging, but I will no longer issue a monthly challenge.

So let's enjoy the final UFO Parade!

Bonnie Hunter mystery quilts are very popular among the UFO Challengers. And it's easy to see why, considering the huge number of pieces each one has. Are you doing her current mystery, En Provence?

Kerry, of Kerry's Quilting, has finished several of Bonnie's scrappy quilts. This month, she sent a photo of her "Midnight Flight." More details on Kerry's blog, Kerry's Quilting.

And here's the photo:

Isn't it a stunner?

Sandi is another loyal UFO challenger, whom I had the pleasure of meeting last month in San Diego. It was like we had know each other forever! I look forward to seeing Sandi and Kerry whenever I visit My Little Sailor in San Diego.

It's been fun watching Sandi's latest "kwilt" come together. This one is made from blocks Sandi won in a 100 Blocks blog hop. Read all about it at KwiltnKats.

Sandi's second finish was a 52 Quilts UFO Parade prize back in 2014! She calls it Konstant Konnection, and you can read more about it here.

Another blog follower I look forward to meeting is Susan-from-Australia. I really hope you visit Susan's Sewing Space to read the story behind her UFO entry (entries!) this month. It's really special.

Most of my finishes these days are shop samples. I have five Strip Race quilts to share mid-month, I hope you'll come back to see them.

Thank you to all who have participated in the UFO Challenge these four years. It's been lovely getting to know you and sharing your UFO quilts!

From the desk of your auntmartisignature