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 Mary Moore on March 17, 2018 at 4:55pm

Oh, oh Ginny,  you have to go look up outlander fabric.

Comment by Ginny Andersen on March 16, 2018 at 11:00am

Love your tulip quilt, Riana! I think Elizabeth is right! You are a whiz at creating great quilts from orphan blocks! 

Comment by Elizabeth Phillips on March 15, 2018 at 3:30pm

Thank you, Riana.  I had 9 91/2" blocks and I did not want a wall hanging size so I framed each one with 2 1/2" strips and added 2 borders.  The frames and borders  fabrics are the same but not the same as in the blocks because I did the blocks years ago.  Anyway I am sewing the last 2 pieces of the second border and I have 2 pieces of a wide back left.  I'll use them and I won't have a scrap backing.  But your scrap backing is very nice!

This morning I was helping a friend with her quilt.  She has not quilted for years and has come back to it.

Linda, Riana is the virtuoso of orphan blocks and improvisational settings.  Very nice of you to mention me with her.

Comment by Riana Noyes on March 14, 2018 at 9:53pm

It' 39 x 52, Liz. The tulip blocks are  9x16.5", and the filler blocks are 5x16.5. Of course, l could've made them as wide as the tulip blocks, but not as intersting an effect. All quilted & ready for binding.

Comment by Linda Koller on March 14, 2018 at 1:00pm

Riana and Elizabeth, you both are masters at finishing orphan blocks and UFOs!!!!

Comment by Elizabeth Phillips on March 14, 2018 at 10:29am

Hi Riana,

I like what you did with the 9 tulip blocks.  I had a puzzling time trying to figure out how to set my 9 Country Cupboard blocks.  What size is the Tulip quilt?

Comment by Elizabeth Phillips on March 14, 2018 at 10:24am

Hi Linda,

Thank you.  It's been snowing here on and off for 3 days.  First thing in the morning I heard the snow plow cleaning out the condo's parking lot.  Of course, that is better than when he comes in the middle of the night.

Comment by Barbara Hughes on March 14, 2018 at 10:10am

I think you relish in these great finds, Riana. What fun!!

Comment by Riana Noyes on March 14, 2018 at 10:06am

Friend in our group here had 9 tulip blocks in her ufo pile. She let me take them off her hands...l added a modern coin block between, using 8 . The last, a different tone of leaves altogether will be center of pieced back ( see, Elizabeth, still following your lead,lol). It's on the frame now .Will post when complete.

Comment by Deanna Davis on March 13, 2018 at 2:34pm

Sherri .. besides being bright and cheery, I also am drawn to the quilting on it.  I like the radiating lines from the top and bottom.  I am doing things like that myself .. however, right now I wish I had a LA to just finish these off in my visionistic method instead of having to do it on my domestic .. lol 

Made a bit more progress on Cooper last night .. I can almost get to the last large 1/2 of the block section .. then it is random lines in between the lettering ... I can see a FINISH coming  :)  

<and back to work .. again .. after only working 2 days last week, 5 is HUGE !> 


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