A Quilter's Alphabet

Quilter’s Alphabet: U is for UFO quilts and Units

Hi friends!

Today in the A Quilter’s Alphabet series, Tammy and I are up to the letter U! 

Top US quilting blog and shop, Seams Like a Dream Quilt Designs, shares about UFO quilts and more!

I am chatting about the quilting terms UFO quilts and units.

Let’s start with UFOs!!

UFO Quilts

Unfinished  Objects, or UFO quilts are quilts that are started but not yet finished.

Top US quilting blog and shop, Seams Like a Dream Quilt Designs, shares about UFO quilts and more!

Quilters also call them by other names:

PIGS– projects in grocery sacks,

PhD– projects half done

HSY– haven’t started yet

WIP– work in progress

or, the worst one, the one that may never get finished …

WOMBAT– waste of money, batting and time!

The real question is, do you have any UFOs? And do you know how many you have? At one point a few years ago I started a list, but the list wasn’t complete and then I didn’t keep up with checking things off!

Top US quilting blog and shop, Seams Like a Dream Quilt Designs, shares about UFO quilts and more!

I know I don’t know the number currently hidden around my house but I am working on one this week- my pink version of PeakView! I have the top done and just need to make the back and cut the binding! Progress!

Top US quilting blog and shop, Seams Like a Dream Quilt Designs, shares about UFO quilts and more!

Units

In quilting, units might refer to different sections of a quilt. First, they might refer to smaller pieced units, like Half Square Triangle units.

Top US quilting blog and shop, Seams Like a Dream Quilt Designs, shares about units in quilts and more!

Or sometimes the word is used to indicate a larger pieced unit, such as a corner unit.

Top US quilting blog and shop, Seams Like a Dream Quilt Designs, shares about units in quilts and more!

If you look at the large star in the center of my quilt Summer Sky, you can see that the corner unit is made up of 2 HST units that use green and the background and 2 squares, 1 background and 1 blue.

Top US quilting blog and shop, Seams Like a Dream Quilt Designs, shares about her Summer Sky quilt pattern and more!

I love that center star from Summer Sky!

Top US quilting blog and shop, Seams Like a Dream Quilt Designs, shares about UFO quilts and more!

I have used it in a few quilts! Including my painted mini barn quilt!

Top US quilting blog and shop, Seams Like a Dream Quilt Designs, shares about UFO quilts and more!

That was a fun project.

Top US quilting blog and shop, Seams Like a Dream Quilt Designs, shares about UFO quilts and more!

Tammy and I will be back on July 21 with the letter W and then with more in the Exploring the Basics series on July 28th! Next week’s post is on… well, I’m not sure but something fun and sewing related!

happy quilting!

Kate

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