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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 Elizabeth Phillips on February 7, 2012 at 7:46am

Hi Margarita,

I use 505 spray.  I sandwich the quilt just like I would to pin or thread baste, then I fold back the top and batting halfway and spray the backing.  Then I smooth down the batting on the backing and spray the batting.  Then I smooth down the top.  I proceed to do the same on the other half of the quilt. 

If the quilt is medium to large size I use  safety pins every 8 to 10 inches just for insurance.  Hope that this helps,

Comment by Deanna Davis on February 6, 2012 at 8:27pm

I delivered the cancer quilt this afternoon -- my friend LOVED it .. she loves my work anyway, but she was blown away.  And the best part -- it fits her decor perfectly. I knew her immunity would be way down and she'd be freezing constantly, but we've had extremely warm winter here -- like everything is bloomin' and the frogs have come out. She'll be wrapping up in it tonight ! Back to log cabin blocks ...

 

Comment by Deanna Davis on February 6, 2012 at 7:01pm

@Beth -- I love that .. I always called it 'improved 9 patch'. I have an antique top that I found in a shop in FL that I have always wanted to hand quilt 'in my spare time'  LOL  Is this one of your UFOs or a customer quilt ?

 

Comment by Beth A. North on February 6, 2012 at 6:57pm

@ Mary; thanks for letting me know the correct name of it.  I forgot and could not get it in my head what it was called.  Now I will remember.  A little every day goes a long way when being consistent.  Look forward to seeing it completed.

Comment by Mary L Nash on February 6, 2012 at 6:45pm

Oh my Goodness, the Valentine Quilt and the Variation 9 patch are just beautiful. I have a very old V9P that was done by my MIL when she was 9-12 yrs old. It is to look at only. I really like the colors on both quilts. Good job. I am working on finishing the one that is my avatar. I am pleased so far. I work on it a little every day.

Comment by Beth A. North on February 6, 2012 at 4:44pm

@Sheila - on that bag, on the photo I can only see on the outside.  But if it is attaching pocket to lining on inside, do you measure out your inside lining piece, then cut your pocket the size of the lining piece then fold pocket in half so the edge is finished with right sides together, then sew it to the lining piece evenly spaced intervals or not, then you sew your bag together wrong sides in then turn to right sides out?  it is hard to see from the photo, but my purse tote patterns, not this one, that is how you do it.  the joining seam will be on the inside bottom and then you put a plate on bottom to hide the seam?

Comment by Beth A. North on February 6, 2012 at 4:39pm

Comment by Beth A. North on February 6, 2012 at 4:38pm

Here is my Valentine Quilt and the other nightmare to quilt UFO.

Comment by Deanna Davis on February 6, 2012 at 2:46pm

My personal strategy is 'get r done'. I have works in progress, UFO's for one reason or another, but life happens. I've moved 3x, and am working on a project planned or WIP, but then someone needs a baby quilt, so it's a quick distraction but then I put myself back on my planned track. The cancer quilt I did was a quick one between projects, but it together quick and easy. And now that it is done, it's back to this log cabin that I have been saving since 2006(?). But as I piece this log cabin, I am also going to pull out a project for my cousin's daughter that I planned 6 yrs ago when she was born -- she's now in kindergarten. So that's on the list next !   

Comment by Beth A. North on February 6, 2012 at 1:48pm

@Elizabeth.  Welcome to my world.  We are in for some fun this year.  It is killing me not to start a new project, but the accomplishment I am feeling on finishing these is so worth it.  My starting a new one is actually cutting up one that I only just started.  You are with me on the system, great job!!!! 

May I share my accomplishments?  Ok, will anyway so I have a cheering squad.  I finished the binding on the chicken quilt.  i know, did it by machine, but used a feather quilt stitch that is programed in and did chicken steps on binding, looks so cool.  I know, no photos, but will tomorrow.  got to tired last night.  then i even pu the eyes on each chicken and it looks so cool.  Then I quilted two more quilts, sewed the binding on one side, send them out to be finished by someone else.  Carpal tunnel is so bad today, that I am going to have to take a break from the binding.  I loaded another quilt on machine.  After I finish that one, and I do not have to work again this weekend, will put on the four cusotmer quilts I got in the mail.  I had to step back and take a look at them again to see how to quilt them.  One has black blocks with a gorgeous pink/purple floral.  I think I am going to do some fancy feathrs on it to compete with that floral.  Still thinking.  I did take out my husbands wilderness quilt that needs just one more block to complete it.  So he laid them on the design wall how he wanted them, now to do the sashing, which is pieced squares, have the border fabric ready and will hopefully be done this week if my hand will stay functioning.  Any hand doctors you know in Spokane WA that are good at carpal tunnel surgery?

 

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