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 Gail Brown on December 1, 2019 at 10:36am

Barbara, I love the poem.  Makes me think of all the Christmas Eves I spent putting on binding, finishing the last of the embroidery or tucking in the ends on a crocheting project.  Each time I said never again, I won't let this happen again and every year there I was again.  Sometimes I think I am done a few days early, but then that last minute projects turns up and there I am again, lost in my own little world, stitching away.  Do you know how to get in touch with those ladies on the bus? 

Comment by Barbara Hughes on December 1, 2019 at 9:38am

Twas the night before Christmas,
And the quilts were not made.
The threads were all tangled, the cookies delayed.
The stocking weren't hung, the pantry was bare.
The poor weary Quilter, was tearing her hair.
Stacks of fat quarters, tipped over in streams.
Visions of Log Cabins, had turned into dreams.

When what to her wondering eyes should appear,
But a bus full of quilters with all of their gear.
They went straight to work with just a few mutters,
Sorting and stitching and brandishing cutters.
The patterns emerged from all of the clutter,
Like magic the fabrics arranged in a flutter.
Log Cabins, Lone Stars, Flying Geese & Bear Tracks
Each quilt was a beauty-even the backs.

Her house how it twinkled, her quilts how they glowed.
The cookies were baking, the stockings were sewed.
Their work was all done, so they folded their frames,
And packed up their needles, without giving their names.
They boarded the bus, and checked the next address.
More quilts to be made, another quilter in distress.

She heard one voice echo, as they drove out of sight,
Happy quilting to all and to all a good night!
~Author Unknown

Comment by Riana Noyes on December 1, 2019 at 8:28am

Mary, unless a person's overwhelmed with too much yarn and not enough space...why? Yarn is SO expensive these days. The older yarns , purchased for much less, would take min. $4 each or much more to replace! Sock yarn is astronomical these days at $15. a skein ( and you often need 2! I can understand rehoming bulky if you're into socks, or pure wool if allergies are an issue...but as a senior with a limited budget for " non ndcessities", l think giving away yarns ( and fabric!) is foolish. It doesn't cost anything to maintain, and takes up realatively little space if well organized.

Comment by Riana Noyes on December 1, 2019 at 8:01am

Thanks, Linda. I think l'll use the rainbow strip cut down to frame the dotty bug fabric w/ white bg. Then l must decide what colour for heart and what size to make that heart's pretty powerful fabric.

Comment by Linda Koller on November 30, 2019 at 9:29pm

I like where it's going, Riana!

Comment by Riana Noyes on November 30, 2019 at 6:05pm

Spent the morning organizing my Florida stash of strips & squares.And l found some parts in the groups UFO box to add into my bug impromtu quilt. Love therainbow fabric...and will keep the heart as reverse applique. Who cuts a heart from the very center? Lol...must've been a newby. 

Comment by Wilma Schirra-Kays on November 30, 2019 at 2:15pm

Will have to check out the mystery quilt.  I happen to be a group leader for our mystery quilt in 2020.  Have several patterns in mind, so will check this out.

Riana, love this quilt.  I have a giant bag of strips, this would work for that.  Will have to try it and see how the turn out.  Maybe I can practice FMQ on this on my machine.

Hope you all had a great TG and didn’t overdo it LOL.

Comment by Elizabeth Phillips on November 30, 2019 at 12:43pm

Kris, 1yd. of fabric is $2.50 Am. right now.  But I really need batting and the batting is not on sale.

Comment by Zoetc49 on November 30, 2019 at 12:35pm

Mary, I like the idea of " one thing a day", then two things a day",  If I calculated this right, that would mean in 30 days you will have tossed out, I mean re-homed 465 items ! Now, I throw this number out so that if you get in a frizzy, you know just how many things to get out. I must start doing more. After I get the sewing done, and gifts mailed off then I must help my mom go through more things.

Comment by Kris Howell on November 30, 2019 at 12:32pm

Riana, those are 3 adorable bears!!

Zoe, good luck to you and your friend.  Like the rest of this meddling group, I'm waiting to see what happens next *grin*

I'm guessing here - CT - Connecting Threads?  I get their emails, but haven't bought anything from them since the Patchwork Party where we bought a block from a different shop till we had all of them, and then bought the finishing kit based on which quilt we liked best.  That was fun.  Wish it was still happening.  


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