What’s Your Oldest UFO?

Self Portrait

What’s Your Oldest UFO? was the question of the day at guild last week. I had to confess** to the Self Portrait.

I started this piece in a class with Pamela Allen in 2006. The class was great, I learned a lot and finished two other pieces, Flower Garden and Beach Town from that class. Those are great pieces, so why is this not a great piece. AND why is it not finished?

I have always thought the problem was the hair, that I couldn’t find the right hair. I don’t even know if I have tried to add hair. I have thought about adding hair, but I never seem to do it. I like the eyes, but wonder about a nose and lips.

I also like the flowers at the bottom. They need some enhancement, for which embroidery will be great.

Clearly this is more of an image of the way I think about myself or the way I was at one time in my past. I would like to finish it since it will involve beading and embroidery, which I really like. Somehow I can’t seem to do it.

Very confusing.







** confess is a strong term and I am only using for the sake of emphasis. There was no judgment and lots of laughter as we listened to each other.

Author: JayeL

Quiltmaker who enjoys writing and frozen chocolate covered bananas.

5 thoughts on “What’s Your Oldest UFO?”

  1. Well, I have to **confess to a paper-pieces Mariners Compass started at my very first quilt class that I took with a friend of mine back in the ‘90s. Still plan to finish it some day. ???

  2. Well, I have been quilting for two years. I have Kaffe Fassett log cabin quilt more than half done. I started it in 2016. I just need to take it out and sew, but I keep having other ideas. Alethea Ballard said to me that I had not been quilting long enough to have a UFO that old.

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