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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 November 18, 2011 at 1:33pm

Jeanne,  I just wrote to you and the comment disappeared-I think.  The Wombat is made of shredding cotton yarn couched onto the fabric.  I should redo it in skinny bias.  It is meant for a community fundraiser.  I agree that more color will make it more interesting.

The hexagon-star SAW(did I see that on the list?) doesn't have a destination.  When it does I will be good and finish.

Comment by Mary Moore on November 18, 2011 at 1:28pm

Kathleen-no quilt is too big to be hand quilted, you just have to be masochistic enough.  Think how nice and warm you would be under a lap hoop?

Comment by Mary Moore on November 18, 2011 at 1:25pm

Jeanne, I should have mentioned that the Wombat Pictures are made with couched cotton yarn.  As I work with them the yarn is shredding..I should have used very narrow bias tape-and may get around to it yet.  I don't like redoing.

The hexagon and star stack and whack has no destination...when it gets one, I hope to just get going (I loved working with the Japanese themed fabric-that is almost an interest group of its own).

Comment by Kathleen Clendennen on November 18, 2011 at 1:01pm

At the moment, this is my only UFO.  I can't decide how I want it quilted. It is so big that it will have to be longarm quilted.photo%2815%29.JPG

Comment by Debi Montgomery on November 18, 2011 at 11:31am
After seeing everyone's UFO's in here, I think I am way out of my league here. You all are so fantastic with your tops. I have never attempted some of the things I see here...great job, keep up the good work. I can't wait to see them finished. I am inspired!
Comment by Jeanne Jordan on November 18, 2011 at 10:55am

Nancy, OMG, how absolutely gorgeous!

Comment by Nancy Gardner on November 18, 2011 at 10:35am

Well here is my UFO - I promise myself it will be my project in 2012. This is a link to some beautifully completed Venice Rose Quilts. http://www.bellabellaquilts.com/student.html

I love the fabrics my daughter chose - now I need to finish it. Here it is.

Comment by Jeanne Jordan on November 18, 2011 at 10:21am

Morning, All!  @Nancy, Thank you.  I'm anxious to see your Venice Rose quilt.  This group will be so interesting!  

@Mary, Thank you, too.  I love your pictures.  I immediately want to color in your WOMBAT pieces, maybe fabric paints or Paintsticks.  You could use each scene as a Focus Block in an arrangement like the "Beyond The Block" Mystery Quilt from last fall.  Or, group them all together with some landscape looking fabrics and create a quaint town.  If you're really ambitious, decorate each building for Christmas!  Is your UFO from a Stack-n-Whack?  I have one just like it with purple hexagons!  I've no idea what this would look like, but could you fold the small edge hexagons over onto the backing?  Like carrying the front over onto the back.

Somewhere (don't remember where) I saw a UFO swap where the person who received the UFO could do whatever they wanted with it, including cutting up & redesigning it.  The differences were amazing.  

Comment by Mary Moore on November 17, 2011 at 11:27pm

Jeanne- you did such a great job on the different snow whites, he is going to love it.

Debi- I think I have seen guilds do UFO swaps in, unmarked on the outside, brown paper bags, and they do have to bring the finished projects back to show to the owners.  Then everything goes to various charities.  We ought to be able to figure out a way. 

My Wombat is not even pieced yet...just 5 big ugly sections...maybe salvageable.

My UFO only needs the outside hexagons quilted(the binding is already turned in) but 1 really don't like the wayward border pieces anymore.  All advice welcome.

Comment by Nancy Gardner on November 17, 2011 at 10:03pm

Jeanne I love your inspiration for your quilt as it has transferred to you art piece, this will be fun to watch evolve in this group. I have a 1/4 completed Venice Rose that I promised myself I would work on in January. All the pieces are cut, I just need to do the paper piecing. That will be my first UFO for this group. I checked, the picture is on my phone so I will have to post later. 

 

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