If you're a REAL quilter, you have at least one UFO (unfinished object) and one WIP (work in progress) stashed in the closet or stacked on a shelf. Maybe you just need quilting suggestions, or maybe a fresh eye from a new online friend can help with block arrangements. How about a UFO swap? Any UFO conversation is welcome.

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Comment by Elizabeth Phillips on January 13, 2018 at 10:31am

I did some shopping yesterday on-line from Connecting Threads - 5 Queen size batts  (low loft poly cotton) and a package of microwavable batting.

I am using my last batt on hand today.  Wish I could be shopping with you, Riana.  It's cold, icy and snowy here.  I did not drive out to Navan today.  It's a stay indoors and quilt day.  The Canadian Figure Skating Championships are on T.V. - my favourite spectator sport!

Comment by Karen Newman Brown on January 13, 2018 at 10:23am

Barb, your quilt is going to look like the ocean with those colors!  Excellent shirt shopping!

Comment by Riana Noyes on January 13, 2018 at 7:57am

Sure thing, Barbara... 40% off entire stock of Premium & Keepsake Calico cotton at Joann's Quilt shop section here Jan 11-24 and 70% off Anti- pill fleece for backing! I have my coupon for 50% off a cut of regular priced fabric just in case :-))... so lucky we have an excellent store here in Lady Lake, better than some LQS shops for service.

Comment by Barbara Hughes on January 13, 2018 at 6:10am

Sadly, not enough fabric for backgrounds but the hunt is on for the perfect fabric. Want to go shopping?? lol!!

Comment by Riana Noyes on January 12, 2018 at 9:51pm

So, Barbara, is there enough fabric in one of those shirts for your quilt? Lol...just kidding :-))   Yes, a pale aqua or even a print with white background & pastel aqua small somethings on it ...or your embroidery idea. I'd stay away from the pink...if white is too crisp, I'd go for cream, butter, or pale aqua.

Comment by Barbara Hughes on January 12, 2018 at 8:30pm

Yes! Gail. I had something in mind but just didn't work played out.

Kohls was having a big up to 60% off mens dress clothes today. My hubby was in need of some new dress shirts and I was amazed at what I was able to find. Two of them the original price was $45.00 and two of them the original price was $50.00. I had a 30% of coupon and a $5.00 rewards taken off. According to the reciept I saved $163.46 and my cost was $9.01 on 4 Van Hussen shirts. Hurray!!

Comment by Gail Brown on January 12, 2018 at 3:28pm

I agree with Riana and you both.  I think a solid center with some embroidery would look great. Doing one prototype is always a good idea.  I've done things that looked good in my head but not so great on the eyes.  Great in big pieces but noso good cut up i little pieces.

Comment by Barbara Hughes on January 12, 2018 at 8:57am

I agree Riana, I keep looking at it and thinking that there is just not enough contrast in this fabric. I think I have some light pink but don't know if I have enough or not. Bethi's room has two pics in it with these colors. But no pink in it. Maybe it could be a white, soft blue or soft aqua solid back ground. What do you think? I  just might go back to having embroidery on a plain center after all. I'm glad I didn't put together more then one block.  Maybe I should stick with white back ground and simple embroidery in the center?????

Comment by Riana Noyes on January 11, 2018 at 6:29pm

Barbara, if you replace the center pinwheel with a paler aqua on some squares, you could embroider that. Do you think there's enough contrast to see the churn dash? Maybe it's just the way the camera picked up the prints.

Elizabeth, what a shame you had no company ( or even someone to set those tubs up on a table to save you bending). But you can't blame folks for heeding the warnings... no one wants to spend the night in a ditch. 

Comment by Elizabeth Phillips on January 11, 2018 at 6:18pm

Today I spent the day as a volunteer for QOV.  I put fabric together for kits.  It was very hard on my back going through many tubs of donated fabric trying to find pieces big enough and also coordinated in colour to go together in a quilt.  In the last hour and a half I sat down and cut 5" squares.  I was the only one who showed up in the morning.  One other woman showed up at lunch time.  The weather was considered too bad to venture out.  Next Thursday we'll meet again.


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