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 Barbara Hughes on February 8, 2018 at 11:36am

WOW, Riana it's even more beautiful when I blow it up!! 

Comment by Barbara Hughes on February 8, 2018 at 11:34am

Super Beautiful QOV Riana. Love the curves on the boarders and the echoed stars. So, so nice.

Dee, thanks. It would be nice to see you in action. 8 ) 

Comment by Riana Noyes on February 7, 2018 at 6:53pm

Fortunately, we have several talented quilters who not only piece the tops ( lap size) , but also quilt them.

Comment by Riana Noyes on February 7, 2018 at 6:50pm

Gail, l've been topstitching the Honor Flight veteran's quilts for our group here in Lady Lake. They local legion flies in 70 or so vets from across the country. They have a banquet, honors,outings, and are given their choice of quilt from the ones draped over tables around the room. We have received some very heartfelt letters of thanks.

Comment by Deanna Davis on February 7, 2018 at 5:22pm

Thanx all ...doing QOV for me started when my son joined USMC. Growing up, we had bracelets for vets, I can't remember where mine ended up, then POWs.  They all deserve a quilt.  Now that my son is retired at the age of 33, I kinda feel like it is something that keeps my brain working.

Barbara, I will try and take a few pix for you on my ambidextrous work.  This was something my quilt shop owner taught us so that blocks didn't move, or give us the opportunity for a miscut.  This week I am working on BABY quilts this week :)  LARGE block baby quilts .. in fact, #1 is almost ready for baby name (Cooper) and I started cutting for girl #1.  I am liking this big block theory LOTS!!  If I get the big blocks ones out of the way, I will get back to those log cabins .. makes them seems like soooo many pieces after these  lol  I found the most adorable pink / gray / yellow / elephant flannel back for the new grand girl that is coming in May .. but then I also forgot, Doug's daughter is due like anyday now so will have to do 3 girls after I get the boy one done!  Will post a pic after I get the name on the side :) 

<almost time to go home -- yippee !!>

Comment by Gail Brown on February 7, 2018 at 3:29pm

Your QOV quilts are beautiful.  We have a Vets Nursing Home here locally in Panama City.  Every bed in that facility has a quilt made by our guild and it is a never ending project.  The quilts belong to each individual resident and their family.

We also have a wonderful Wounded Warrior program here that was started by the parents of a young man who lost his legs in combat.  Many local merchants, hotels, restaurants, charter boats and even spa days for the wives or significant other donate all their time and services.  These are semi annual events usually lasting five or six nights.  These families are honored with a parade, streets lined with flags, a beautiful sight to see so many of our residents care about these young men and women.  Of course there are quilts involved in these activities.

Quilts touch the heart of so many people in need of some comfort, love and appreciation.  Can't think of a better reason to go on quilting.

Comment by Ginny Andersen on February 6, 2018 at 6:53pm

Prayers for Paul, Mary! Hope things are improving. 

Wonderful QOV's, Dee! You are such a powerhouse to keep such a large group organized and going! Kudos to you! From the sounds of things, you worked off at least 3 brownies, so no worries! :c))

Your Hopscotch quilt is so pretty, Elizabeth! Love the colors! What is A&C? 


Comment by Barbara Hughes on February 5, 2018 at 11:36am

Mary, prayers for Paul. Trusting all will be well for him. We all need strength beyond ourselves. 

Comment by Elizabeth Phillips on February 5, 2018 at 10:43am

Thank you everyone.  I am going to iron the top of my QOV today.  Your QOV are just wonderful, Deanna, and you organized a very successful sewing day.

The woman I met at the QOV cutting day is coming over tomorrow for A&C with my group at the condo.  She is going to bring her QOV cutting homework.

It snowed like crazy on Sunday here.  We definitely did not go out.  Doug baked a flattened chicken for dinner.  It was very good.

Mary, I hope your Hubby, Paul, is feeling better.  I'm his age and it's scary we're almost getting old. LOL

Comment by Barbara Hughes on February 4, 2018 at 10:56pm

Happy Birthday, Linda.

Elizabeth your quilt is wonderful. 

Dee, love the QOV work you're doing. I'd love to be involved with you. I'll have to learn your trick for squaring up. That will take some practise.


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