I have another category of UFOs that I didn’t mention the other day. I fondly call them my inherited UFOs 🙂 They are mostly from people who have left the country and moved elsewhere, or people I have left behind in my travels. Some are ones that my DD didn’t want to finish, and I can’t get rid of them! The reason I called them inherited UFOs is because they hold a bit of sentimental value due to who gave them to me. Some are really not my style, but I want to finish them and will probably give them away as gifts or charity quilts. Others I will finish and keep to remind me of the person I “inherited” them from.
One inherited UFO was a block of the month from our quilt guild in Arabia. At that stage I wasn’t even a member, but I made a block for a friend who was a member. The way they did it in those days was to choose a block pattern for the month, and everyone who wanted to make a block, made one and brought it in to the next meeting. Those with a finished block went into the draw to win the whole quilt. The fabric and pattern was included, so when the quilt was finished, it was not a scrappy one, but a nice matching one.
My friend was not well at the time and I ended up making three blocks for her, and she won each time! So she gave me one of the quilts, which was sweet of her.
This is the quilt, and while I do think it has pretty colors and will be nice when I put it together, I didn’t look at it and say “Wow, I love it!” And so it became a UFO.
I have set it aside and plan to work on it when I go back to Arabia at the end of the year. I think after 12 years it deserves to be finished! It went in the suitcase with DH a few weeks ago and is waiting there for me 🙂
I don’t mind inheriting UFOs. Some of them are just orphan blocks that I really love and will turn into a quilt one day. Others I will make and give them away.
What about you? Have you inherited UFOs and do you mind receiving them? Maybe you have received a UFO from a loved one who has passed. To me that would be even more precious, and a true treasure indeed.