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May 21, 2022
Quilt Finish: Garlic Knots from Jo's Country Junction

Hey all…I finished Garlic Knots.  I’m so happy because that is another UFO off the list.  I think this makes 4 that are finished.  I started in July with 12 on the list.  I only finished one…and then I had a little talk with myself and have stepped up and kicked it in high gear to get some of these finished.


For those wondering,  this is a Bonnie Hunter quilt.  It’s a paid-for pattern that can be found on her blog.

I had a great time making the blocks.  They were really fun to make as ...

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May 14, 2022
Quilt Finish: Gray Half Square Triangle Quilts from Jo's Country Junction

You might remember that I’m trying to get real with my UFOs.  I am on a push to get 6 finished by the first of July.  That would be half of the UFOs I have if I could do it.  That would be awesome. It’s not that I’m against UFOs.  I just want some space back in my sewing room.  Eliminating the totes would give me more space!

So today’s finish started back in January of 2020….
A blog reader gave me a bunch of bonus triangles.  They were a bright printed fabric with a gray ...

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May 7, 2022
Quilt Finish: Scrap Vortex from Jo's Country Junction

Some of you might remember that I had a little meeting with myself in regards to my UFOs.  I wanted more finished.  I started the year with 12 on my list.  From there I finished one.

I now have three more into tops…and this one, Scrap Vortex is FINISHED.  I made a deal with myself.  No new starts until I have 6 of the UFOs on my list finished.  We’ll see how I do.

So without further ado…Here is Scrap Vortex.

This was a quilt along with Crazy Mom Quilts.  You can find out more info HERE ...

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April 18, 2022
Getting Real with my UFOs from Jo's Country Junction

With the finish of my Garlic Knots quilt, I stepped back and decided to take a real look at my UFO projects.  It’s ridiculous that I have as many as I do.  It’s ridiculous that I make a list year after year and still don’t really jump in and get them all done.  I’m not judging everyone else.  I’m just judging myself.  I hate that UFOs are taking up room in my sewing room.  I keep telling myself I wish I had more room so I could everything behind cupboards and look neater but what ...

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June 30, 2021
2021 UFO-Dirty Dozen List from Jo's Country Junction

This morning I told you about the quilts I finished for the last Dirty Dozen UFO challenge.

In this post, I’m going to show you the UFOs that didn’t get to the finish line…and I’ll tell you if I added any UFOs to the list.

1-Virginia Bound:  

This one is a top…sort of.  I have the center section done.

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This is the original quilt….

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But..when Kelli and I were in Moline for a quilt retreat with the Mississippi Valley Quilters years ago, I saw this one that June did….this…
It’s applique around ...

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Dirty Dozen Wraps Up from Jo's Country Junction

Last year I jumped on the bandwagon with Mary at Country Threads as she was hosting a “Dirty Dozen UFO Challenge”.  Essentially we picked 12 unfinished projects and number them 1-12.  Each month she picks a number and that’s the project you finish.  Read more about it at Country Threads.

It started July 1st so with it being June 30th, today ends the challenge.

I thought participating in the Dirty Dozen would be a good way to tackle a few of my UFOs. I started out adhering to the guideline and then went rogue finishing whatever I could.

I ...

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February 8, 2021
Shirts are Done…onto fun! from Jo's Country Junction

Yahoo!!  I’m over here in NE Iowa doing a happy dance.  I am officially and completely caught up on cutting up my shirts.  I told you all my goal was to get through all four garbages of shirts that I had here waiting to be cut up.  Last week I forged ahead and just finished them all!!

My easy goal had been to cut up one shirt a day but once I saw that the finish line was close I decided to just go for it.  Here what I did last week.

I have the shirts, a bag of ...

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February 2, 2021
Over Half Way Point for Dirty Dozen from Jo's Country Junction

Mary at Country Threads is hosting a “Dirty Dozen UFO Challenge”.  Essentially you pick 12 unfinished projects and number them 1-12.  Each month she picks a number and that’s the project you finish.  Read more about it at Country Threads.

I thought this would be a good way to tackle a few of my UFOs. I started out adhering to the guideline and then went rogue finishing whatever I could.  I wanted to give you all an update and check for myself to see how I am doing.  So, here goes.

1-Virginia Bound:  THIS ONE HAS NOT BEEN TOUCHED ...

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January 6, 2021
Dirty Dozen for January from Jo's Country Junction

I really did poorly with my December Dirty Dozen UFO challenge…really poorly.  I did finish these quilts…


These were considered two projects.  Some of you might think that was great but the truth is, they were finished in November except for the binding.  In December all I did was bind them and write a blog post about them.

It seems that most of you liked the one on the far left best.  I’m so happy as that is the one that I sent off to my niece’s new little baby girl.  I just didn’t know which ...

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November 20, 2020
Quilt Finish and Tutorial: Churn Dash in Plaids from Jo's Country Junction

I told you Rosie was tired of the quilting room.  She is.  Here’s proof.

No worries though Rosie…we have another quilt finish and that means we’re one step closer to tackling all of these.  Today Rosie and I are sharing Churn Dash in Plaids….what do you think?


Me, I’m in love!!

I showed this to Kalissa and she said, “Mom, when you make big boy quilts for the boys, please make them like this.”

Yes, yes I will.  I love working with shirts.  Yes, all of this was made with 100% cotton recycled shirts.

If ...

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October 9, 2020
Dirty Dozen… from Jo's Country Junction

I didn’t do the best last month with my Dirty Dozen UFO Challenge.  I didn’t fully finish a single quilt.  That is not how I want to be doing with this challenge.  So last week, I told you about a big push I did…

I finished this…


The top picture is from when I was quilting it on the frame and below is when I finished it.


…and here is when it was completely finished.  I talked about that in THIS POST.

I absolutely love this quilt…I am so happy to add this one to the finished ...

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September 5, 2020
September Dirty Dozen Report from Jo's Country Junction

I told you that I didn’t finish a Dirty Dozen quilt for August…I’m a little sad about that.  Then I decided to do an assessment of how I’ve done for the year.

This was a #9
It’s a Crooked Courthouse Steps quilt with Mickey in the middle of the blocks.

I jumped this project ahead and pulled this as I needed to finish it for Scotty’s birthday.  It’s done and gifted.

These were started last fall….I have since passed these on to the Cresco ladies to finish up for charity.

They had ...

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July 31, 2020
Last Day of the Dirty Dozen from Jo's Country Junction

If you’ve been reading the blog over the last month you’ll know that I’ve been participating in the Dirty Dozen UFO challenge.  Mary at Chicken Scratch Country Threads is hosting.  She asked that whoever wanted to join in could number their unfinished project 1-12 and then each month she picks a number and that’s the project you work on to try to get finished.

Well me, being the over achiever that I can sometimes be, has WAY more unfinished projects than 12 so I made up 2 1/2 lists.  Yep.  I had that many unfinished ...

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June 20, 2020
Dirty Dozen UFO Challenge from Jo's Country Junction

When I was cleaning in the sewing room I realized how many UFOs I have.  I don’t mind the UFOs that I have.  So many were cut out over nap time when I was doing childcare.  Cutting out quilts was the thing I could do that was quiet while the kids were sleeping.  It made good use of my time…but now, I have quilts that are cut out that I need to be sewn.  It’s not a bad problem to have, but, it’s time.  They need to get sewn.

Mary at Country Threads is hosting a ...

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May 1, 2020
Quilt Finish: Garage Sale Leftovers from Jo's Country Junction

Check out my finished quilt…Yes…it looks like this morning’s quilt but it’s not.  This is the leftovers quilt so the colors and pattern are similar.  I actually like this less organized version much better.


This morning I told you about one of the quilts I worked on last week.  It was a garage sale UFO that I bought for $10.  Tonight I’m telling you about the leftovers from that project that were bagged up and sold for $8.  It’s the package to the far right.

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When I bought the package I really wasn’t ...

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