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 Deanna Davis on November 21, 2011 at 12:14pm

I've been reading the posts from the latest to the most current .. and I must say Suzanne's definition of WIP, UFO, WHIMM, WOMBAT and PIZLBs are priceless .. I have got to share that with my quilt guild ! LOL 

So now I have to recount ...


Comment by Nancy Gardner on November 21, 2011 at 12:11pm

Deanna, what a fun design. Log Cabins have such variety in how they are put together. Love the colors. I have lots of UFO's to choose from too, but my Venice Rose is tops in January.

Comment by Deanna Davis on November 21, 2011 at 12:01pm

This is the latest UFO I am working on -- have had it since '06 when my sister purchased the fabric. I put it together in March and it's been sitting (all blocks done) while our first grandson was due to be born and I had to 'whip up' something  LOL  So I whipped up two new quilts. And as a practice quilt I whipped up one for my niece for her new daughter (now a year old) in pinks and butterflies while the grandson's was in blues and sailboats. So now back to this one. I did put the 2nd half together and am now adding borders. The back to this will be an offet log cabin block made from the extra fabrics  as I have so much. I do both pieced backs with 1/2" seams and press open for the longarm quilter. I save different projects for myself to handquilt -- 2 are antiques since I don't think they should go on the longarm (altho' they would get done quicker!)

@Kathleen -log cabins are my favorite block of all time .. you did a great job! And I am printing out Linda Hahn's mystery cuz I love the center block -- watch out - it's going to become another UFO /!

Comment by Amy Christianson on November 21, 2011 at 10:35am

Thank you for the kind words and reminding me my girls are most important right now. I love to start a new hobby but I can learn a lot for now and work on quilt in the little time I get to myself. I'm going to finish the mystery some day. Which is no longer a mysery because I looked. But it is beautiful and I would have never thought I could make something that detailed. I love it being broken down for us. All have a wonderful day. Can't wait to see some pictures!

Comment by Debi Montgomery on November 21, 2011 at 12:44am
Welcome Rilda, glad to see you here. Can't wait to see those photos!
Comment by Rilda Manley on November 20, 2011 at 9:35pm

I'm glad to join your group.  I am hoping to gain some insights on how to finish my UFO's.  I will post some photos when I figure out how to do it!!

Comment by Sandi Schadt on November 20, 2011 at 6:46pm

Wow..I am MIA for a couple days and this is what happens.  I have been entertained, educated, and facinated reading the conversation here.  I have a number of all the acronym listed and I too wrote them down.....great stuff.  I love the photos....I want to do them all.  @Mary....your blocks tend to remind me of some of the red and white quilts I saw at the show in NYC,  They were antiques with red work (I think that is what they called it) blocks that they added to red and white blocks. Just a thought.  I want to do a venice rose after seeing the finished ones.  This group may not be the best for me.  I have found a couple patterns I would like to do and if I have anymore UFO's in my pile....I just can't imagine. ....since I have lost count.

Comment by Debi Montgomery on November 20, 2011 at 10:32am
Amy, I try to tell my grown children not to blink, because tomorrow their children will be grown. It seems life goes that fast. Please enjoy them, for tomorrow they are grown. I know exactly how you feel, I had three under four that I ended up home schooling all the way through. All three received scholarships to college, that's what it's all about...raising those precious children. All this can wait! I have all the time in the world, now. I use it to work on those UFOs...and to create new ones. Sews during naps and other times you might get to yourself, make those times count for your sewing.
Comment by Nancy Gardner on November 20, 2011 at 10:05am

Amy, these years with your little ones are irreplaceable. Enjoy every minute of it. Your time is fulfilled with the joys of motherhood. This place is a great place to learn and be inspired. Perhaps collecting favorite patterns and fabrics that you love will fill the need until your baby is off to preschool. I have a long list of to dos and love reading here too.

Comment by Amy Christianson on November 20, 2011 at 7:19am

I am so new a quitling that I love to hear (read) everything everyone has to say. I wish I had the time to quilt more. But with my two little ones running around and needing me I don't get much me time. I hate to rush their time/life away so I won't say I can't wait for them to be in school. But I do think it will be nice to get some time to myself. So 2 more year and my baby will be in pre-school and I'll get at least 3 hours twice a week to me. In the meantime, I will be reading and trying to find time to work.


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