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 November 4, 2019 at 1:19pm
Comment by Elizabeth Phillips on November 4, 2019 at 1:14pm

I have 12 blocks - some haven't even been opened and some I have started to trace the templates on Heat 'n Bond Lite.  I have 1 applique block done with hand  buttonhole stitch and 2 pieced blocks done.  I do not have the setting package to this quilt.  The pieced blocks are 12 1/2" and the applique blocks are 18 1/2".  In the picture of this quilt the pieced blocks are supposed to have individual borders to make them 18 1/2".  I would have to buy some fabric to finish the quilt eventually.

I think that this project will challenge me sufficiently in 2020 and I am going to start in January 2020.

Comment by Elizabeth Phillips on November 4, 2019 at 1:05pm
Comment by Gail Brown on November 4, 2019 at 10:35am

Thanks Elizabeth and Ginny for the info on panels.  OMG they have so many, I need to control myself.  Like I said, the new project is always the most exciting.  I don't know if I can take much more excitement!

Comment by Zoetc49 on November 4, 2019 at 12:26am

I thought I would look into what products are out there.  I found this Tilt-a-ble and will give this a try. I have gone to Martelli and not willing right now to pay for one of their tilting tables.

I have been making up 10 panel quilts, but I have been making the patterns very simple as these are for kids. They have also been two sided so that as they go into teens, they can get more use out of them, the last two I am putting in more details.  This might be the cause of my neck pain. 

Comment by Linda Koller on November 3, 2019 at 11:03pm

Zoe I get a sore neck from sewing but I have osteoporosis in my neck. I just can't sew for long periods any more.

Yes, I'll look for links for you Elizabeth!

Comment by Zoetc49 on November 3, 2019 at 10:31pm

For 2 weeks I have been having dizzy spells, it was coming from my neck. I went and got two massages and then a trip Friday to the Chiropractor. He told me I need to sleep on my back, so I made myself do that last night. I looked online last night for a pillow to help keep my head in the correct position and I have not bought one yet. Do you all get a sore neck from sewing? What do you do about it? Mine might be from sewing or sleeping.  

Comment by Elizabeth Phillips on November 3, 2019 at 6:28pm

Thank you, Ginny.  I printed out 3 panel patterns.  Linda, excuse me, I didn't say "please".

Comment by Ginny Andersen on November 3, 2019 at 3:18pm

Elizabeth and Gail, have you seen the pattern called Grand Central? It is designed to accent panels and I have seen it done with many different panels and it looks good with all of them. Also, Bear Creek Quilt Company has loads of free patterns that are based around panels. 

Comment by Elizabeth Phillips on November 3, 2019 at 1:02pm

Linda, if you see any patterns for patterns let Gail and I know.  I've got quite a few panels to enlarge.  As quilters look for easier and easier quilts to make panels are getting more attractive.


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